Monday, March 2, 2009
Ellipsis Monday Photo Shoot -- Condiments
Oh yum! I just happened to be eating an item that has my favorite condiment on it for dinner tonight, so I was all ready for Carly's blog Ellipsis and her Monday Photo Shoot #27, which has the theme of condiments this week.
She mentioned mustard, and I love mustard on my turkey hot dogs when I have them for lunch, but this evening I was having a California/Hispanic treat, a chicken chimichanga, and my condiment was going to be something entirely different. Here it is: Pico de Gallo. (I was going to include the light sour cream, but according to Wikipedia it's not technically a condiment.) I have pictured them with the chimichanga, which was fresh out of the microwave. ;-)
Then, for extra credit, I have piled the condiment on the chimichanga before eating it. First I have dolloped on the light sour cream and then put big spoonfuls of the Pico de Gallo on that.
In case you haven't heard of Pico de Gallo, which I hadn't until my friend Sheila introduced me to it a couple of weeks ago, it is a fresh salsa made out of the following: tomatoes, onions, jalapeno peppers, cilantro, salt, lemon juice, lime juice, garlic (garlic, water, citric acid). It leaves quite a hot aftertaste in one's mouth that I find enjoyable and delicious. I get it at what Food Network "Good Eats" host Alton Brown calls "my local megamart."
Carly included a question as to whether we like having our pictures taken. To be right honest with you, I don't, and I view it as just a necessity for some uses and occasions, which I embrace with reluctance. The only exception is when I am with my grandchildren and embracing them. ;-)
If you would like to play this game, go to the link above and you will find the instructions on Carly's blog.