Thursday, April 9, 2009

Queso? Que?

As I mentioned in my previous post, I get to choose the menu for our next staff lunch due winning the office bracket challenge. I ended up going with a Mexican meal (I got a few complaints about the tofu omelet - can you believe it?). I told one of the ladies in the office exactly what I wanted the lunch to include and she emailed my request to our caterer. I get a phone call today from our caterer, Muggs, and it went a little something like this:

"Hi Mary, it's Muggs. Sheila emailed me your request for the staff lunch. There is some kind of dip listed, but I'm not exactly sure what it is. I can't quite make it out."
"I would like to have chips and queso."
"Chips and what?"
"Could you clarify exactly what that is?"
"Its a cheese and salsa dip. You know... queso."
"Could you spell that for me?"
"Q-U-E-S-O... queso!"
"I think I know what you're talking about. I make a dip similar to that, I just call it something different. Thanks, see you at the lunch next month."

I have no idea what she calls this dip and I'm not sure if I want her to attempt making queso if she couldn't even spell it. We might end up with a bowl of melted velveta.

Foreign Food
I found a recipe for Ninfa's green sauce (the best dip in the world) and decided I would give it a try. The recipe calls for 3 tomatillos, 1 jalapeno, and 3 green tomatoes. I have searched all week, grocery store after grocery store, looking for these ingredients. It was near impossible. Today I finally found tomatillos and a jalapeno, but I'm still on the hunt for green tomatoes. Good Mexican food, even homemade, is hard to come by around here!

1 comment:

  1. Dangit...I'm scared to know what that lady's
    q-u-e-s-o is gonna look like. Should I call and see if Mi Co delivers to Portland!