The backstory: On Instagram, I follow a woman named Jen Hatmaker. She lives in Austin, Texas and writes about her life as a wife, mother, and Christian. On the face of it, we don’t have much in common, but I like her sensibility and her sense of humor. From her, I’d adopted the idea of an occasional rant about the small annoyances in life. She calls her “Not a Fan” and that rather sums it up, so my occasional rants will also arrive under that title. Today's victim: salsa in a jar.
I am not a fan of salsa from a jar. It tastes of the vinegar used to preserve it and it’s often weirdly chunky. Homemade salsa is incredibly easy to make, cheaper by far, and so delicious that you will sneer at jarred salsa. Salsa is a staple in my household and homemade salsa is the only way to go. Lest you think this is just me being oddly snooty about homemade, I will defend myself by pointing out that homemade salsa takes less than 15 minutes to make. I use an adapted version of this Pioneer Woman recipe, swapping out one can of Ro-tel for a can of El Pato tomato sauce and adding extra cilantro and cumin. It’s out of this world.