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Sunday, November 08, 2009

Project Project

As you're reading this paragraph, this very one, I will be attempting to stuff a quilt into the small right-hand section of the sewing machine, pushing the batting and fabric more compactly to squeeze in the stitches--I may even break a sweat.

I will also be experiencing full on desire for chips and salsa. I haven't been able to find a good salsa lately, do you have a recommendation? The first person to say Pace will receive a crusty-eyed squint and significant derision in mixed company.

Is there a worse snack than chips and salsa when quilting? Maybe triple fudge cake that you have to eat with your fingers because you don't have any utensils. (Rest easy, homeless children, I don't have triple fudge cake, either.)

Tamsin asked me to guest post for her, on the occasion of finding out that her baby will be a boy. I thought long and hard about what I would say to a woman who just found out she is carrying a boy. (Lock up your Sharpies! You can't leave those utility knives laying around anymore! Do you have enough trains/cars/planes?) I came up with something called Beautiful Things.

30 comments:

Connie said...

Quilting and chips and salsa... hmmm... Just read your post on your friends' blog. So true! And the sharpies - my 3 year old grandson drew smiley faces on the back of every head rests in the family van with a sharpie. When his mom asked why he did it, he said, "I Happy!"

annie said...

is archer farms from target off limits? i hope not because their original salsa is what salsa was always meant to taste like.

Tamsin said...

Thanks again for the guest bloggage! Also, thanks for striking fear into the heart of future mothers everywhere. :)

Kalli Ko said...

Connie's salsa does it for me...

and to the boy post I concur, we're just diving in.

Kara said...

I love salsa from the canery it rocks I joined your blog followers from cjanes blog! I love the local blogs

Jen, RN said...

I agree that cannery salsa is really good-and I also like to find random refrigerated salsa at the grocery store-or just make my own because good salsa can be hard to find.

AzĂșcar said...

I'll try any salsa from anywhere if it's good.

I just don't like Pace.



(Remind me to tell you about the resort in Mexico that served Pace salsa with their meals out of giant cans. I wanted out of that fancy resort.)

rookie cookie said...

Pace is bad news. Terrible, bad news.

If you were living next to me, had some really quality tomatoes available and I felt like it, I would make you some salsa.

c jane said...

Talk about Beautiful Things, that post was one of them.

craftyashley said...

Thank you for that post! I am also having a boy- and after twin girls who are perfect and have yet to break anything- I think a change is coming. And while that post made me just a wee bit more terrified, I probably need to prepare myself- and pack up some of my more precious belongings... So to thank you, I will bequeath my secret salsa recipe to you:

Black Bean Salsa
2 cans sweet kernel corn
2 cans black beans
1-2 chopped tomatoes
1 chopped onion
1 packet taco seasoning
2 tea. cumin
dash of chili powder
juice of 2 limes
cilantro- chopped

Mix it all together in a resealable (large) bowl. It makes a ton, and tastes even better the next day.

Camels East said...

Quilting and cake! Add a Red Bull and you've got the perfect storm... the trifecta of womanly power.

Actually, I can't even sew a pillowcase. Remember in Junior High when we had to make a pillowcase in Home Ec? I was that one girl who sewed her finger TO THE PILLOWCASE.

By the way, you're too hilarious. I can't stop laughing about "Beautiful Things," mostly because my shiny new (to me) house looks like boy-tornado hit it several times, and will never recover. At least until my testosterone-flinging progeny go to college.

Camels East said...

By the way... Pace is not salsa. It's just a chunky V8 disaster with bad advertising. No Pace, no self-respecting Texan would claim you.

the emily said...

Azucar, come hang out at my house. I have the best salsa recipe known to man. It's because I'm from New Mexico and they grow the best green chiles in the world down there.

And by the way, your beautiful things post really hits the nail on the head. I mean REALLY.

Marianne & Clayton said...

I love Jack's Special Salsa. It's in the refrigerated section by the good cheeses, usually. I know they have it at Costco too. I have two containers in my fridge right now. It expires, and that is always a good start in salsa.

More Caffiene, Please said...

La Casita or Joe Bandidos in Springville. The dirtier the floors, the better the salsa!

Fig said...

We used to get Wild Coyote salsa - it's made in St. George. Then our Roosevelt grocery stores quit carrying it, but maybe one of yours does? It's fabulous. (And it's fresh, you'll find it in the fridge section.)

Fig said...

Linky linky for the Wild Coyote. Yum.

Laura said...

Just go to your favorite mexican restaurant and ask for some of their salsa to go. I love to do this because the taqueria by my house sells 16 oz of salsa for about .50 less than I can get nasty grocery store stuff for.

Emily Hill said...

Love your "Beautiful Things" post--too true. Though my little guy is more mellow than most he is still trouble. And yet he is still my favorite! As for salsa, for a semi-homemade yummy version, try this recipe. Using fire roasted diced tomatoes makes it super yummy: http://bit.ly/1XIKR6. I just made it this weekend and it's pretty much gone...along with all the ink in my Sharpies...

Bek said...

You might not have met Ree, but you got a shout out on her blog!! Hurrah!!!! You are such a great writer

(and my girls love the trains/cars/planes....).

Holly said...

Days Market's mango salsa. A little pricey, but so worth it. It's especially yummy with Tostito's multigrain tortilla chips.

And now, I'm worried in case we have a boy.

Apple said...

Good Earth in Provo (you know, the health food store) has the best fresh salsa in their refrigerator case....you just can't kiss for 24 hours because that garlic saturates your mouth! MMMMmmmgood!

Becky

Aleksandra Robinson said...

OK, so this is crazy, but I'm in love with the Tostitos chunky natural salsa.

But most of the time I can my own. But Tostitos is totally my second choice.

I have the same problem with wanting inappropriate snacks for quilting. I always end up craving chips and dip -- probably because I can't have it without a break and a break is what I crave. Love the result, hate the back ache. ;)

Liz said...

Carina - Did you see that there's a picture of you on Ree's blog and a link to yours? How cool is that? I guess the book signing debacle was worth it after all. :)

Liz said...

Ok...so obviously you know about it because you added a P.S. to Ree's readers. "feeling kind of dumb" I was just so excited to see you, that I commented on your latest entry instead of going back to the book one.

annie said...

The Macey's on 800 N. (Orem) has fresh salsa to die for, just inside the door to the right. I crave it weekly. I don't even live close anymore, but have to stop there occasionally just to buy their salsa.

Stepper the Mighty said...

I also quite enjoyed your post on Tamsin's blog - fear stricken heart and all (my boy is nearly 2 and hasn't discovered coloring on walls, yet).

Thanks for sharing!

Kami said...

Have you ever been to La Carreta? It is a Peruvian Restaurant near the U. Mall. Their salsa is my favorite! The chips at Chili's are my favorite chips. Together, they would make the perfect combo.

ps. I just saw a link to you and Allison on PW. So fun!

Amy said...

true that on the target kind. the one with the corn. so good.

Janel said...

C Jane reader here, what a delightful blog you have. And a sassiness I find amusing. :)

If you shop at Whole Foods or Costco, "Blue Moose" salsa is the best! It is all natural and tastes like you made just a few minutes ago...really good, medium is just enough heat, but doesn't leave a burn. Mild is just really flavorful, so good for kids.

It is a refrigerated item (no preservatives) so look near the tofu.

Pace is has been. I was eating that in the early 80's. it's time for it to go.....;]