When I started the "What We Really Eat" category, I intended it to chronicle things I really ate or thought people really ate, but was too ashamed to list as something I'd actually made. Now I notice I've screwed that category all up. Oh well.
Anyway, I'm not much of a Mexican food person, and I sure as hell don't know how to cook it properly. But I've eaten it a lot of this, er, "salsa" with bags of tortilla chips since my friend, Special Agent "Ass-O-USA," taught me how to do this. My friend Maura says it's the only thing that makes jarred salsa tolerable. It also makes me feel better about hauling a bag of tortilla chips to a party, and you can usually find some sort of cream cheese and salsa at whatever grocery store you stop at.
So.... Salsa Assousa:
- 1 container salsa, pico de gallo, picante sauce, homemade salsa.... The possibilities are endless here
- 1 container cream cheese
- 1 bag tortilla chips
- Find decent-sized clean bowl.
- Put some or all of cream cheese into bottom of bowl. If it's soft, that'll make it easier to grub it out amidst the salsa. You can buy whatever kind of flavored cheese you want to try, or use some spuriously-generated fat free cheez, or screw this up however you like: you're eating a bunch of stuff out of bags and cans here, so I say go for whatever floats your boat.
- Pour as much or as little tomato product over the cream cheese as you want.
- Open bag of chips.
- Dig in.