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Good timing

Terry eats chips and salsa almost every day of the week. It’s one of his main food groups. Since he has them for lunch on most days that he is home, they are a weekly staple on my grocery list. His favorites are Casa Sanchez brand, mild salsa and thick and crisp tortilla chips. Occasionally I have had to make substitutions if the store didn’t have that brand or another brand was at a much lower price. But, I am careful with what I select. He really is quite the aficionado of chips and salsa.

Today, Terry did the grocery shopping, taking the list I had made and going to our local food retailer, Save Mart. He had almost given up getting his chips as he could not find them anywhere in the store until he noticed that the delivery man he had to move for had boxes with Casa Sanchez written on their sides.

“I think you have just what I’m looking for,” he told the young man, pointing to his boxes.

“Which kind do you like?” He opened that box and pulled out a fresh bag of thick and crisp tortilla chips for Terry. It was indeed good timing.

My undoing via Whole Foods

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Does your Whole Foods make their own tortilla chips? These are my undoing. The store uses unsold spinach, tomato, whole wheat, and flour tortillas to make these, frying them in small batches. Fortunately, they are NOT a regular item.

When I happen to find them (and trust me, I check every time I go), I buy at least two bags. It is sinful.

They will have them in stock on a more regular basis as we close in on Cinco de Mayo, which is a really big deal holiday here in California.

Sunday Supper

Start with this:

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Add some leftover chicken from the chicken enchiladas made earlier in the day. Make tortilla chips:

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And you’ve got a really good soup. Especially for such a cold day.