God bless my friends for putting up with me. While I work hard to refrain from perfectionism in day to day life, something happens to me during a group grocery shop for a cottage weekend away. Suddenly, store-bought hummus is the scourge of our time, and I will fight to select the lemons and limes to make sure we end up with the juiciest. And for God’s sake, are we seriously buying those premixed salad kits? Yes, I’m a bit of a grocery snob (but also, kinda cheap).
There is one item that I always tend to concede to – the jar of salsa. Save for my insistence that we get the spicy variety, and sensing my friends grow weary of my demands, the everyday, shelf-stable salsa goes in the cart. Because even I’m not going to whip up some fresh stuff when I could be drinkin’ a Bud.
That is, unless it’s this Roasted Red Pepper Salsa.