This year there was a bit of a snafu re: the grills,
or more specifically: Ben's decision to buy $6 hibachis that had
been marked down to 1/2 off. It was nothing a couple cans of baked
beans couldn't fix!
Your first step should be going to your local grocery
store and spending somewhere in the area of 20-30 minutes searching
for a vegetable that may or may not exist, the Tomatillo. Without
this lovely green runt you salsa may be less "Verde" than
previously expected, but have no fear! It will still be as delicious
as is necessary.
Now with your ingredients assembled, send Dave and
Joel off into the kitchen while the rest of the party has fun chattering
and reminiscing about old times. Don't worry, they won't mind! By
now they're used to it.
Joel and Dave, this part is for you:
Chop up 2 of your tomatoes, the peppers, and an
equal amount of tomatillos into a relatively chunky solution, to
which you'll add your two not-too-finely chopped onions. The rest
of the tomatoes and tomatillos should be unceremoniously tossed
into the food processor that your recently married friends have
acquired through their Bed Bath and Beyond flimflam job.
You must be very careful on the amount of blending
you apply to the product. Joel and Ben were quite vehement that
I go "whole hog" on the blending process, and I submitted
to their overbearing brotherly personalities despite my better judgement.
If you desire a salsa without the consistancty of soup then liberal
use of the "pulse" feature on the cuisianart should be
your best friend.
When done and combined you should have a sizable
amount of salsa that you can apply to your favorite corn-based chip.
Should you find your salsa too soupy (you listened to Joel and Ben)
then simply add a suitable amount of pre-made salsa or tomato paste
to even out.
Enjoy your labor day!
Paul motioned to me, "Riley," He says, as if imparting
the wisdom of the gods, "When the apocolypse happens and
all these clean living people are gone, us smokers are gonna light
up a cigarette and just laugh."
I don't know how that's gonna happen, but I sure hope it does!