Whew, things have been crazy here. I've barely been able to do any blog stuff (on mine or anyone elses), but I did want to put this up and get the giveaway started. First off, the review. Now aside from pasta sauce I'm not really a tomato fan. I never get them on burgers, sandwiches or such and I pick them out of salad. But I've recently been getting into salsa since my girlfriend is a fan. The problem is, most of the bottled ones don't really thrill me. I'll eat them but... meh. I've been wanting to make my own, it's on The List, but a lot of things have taken preference over it. So I've been kind of stuck in bland salsa purgatory. Then Pace offered to send me some Pineapple Mango Chipotle Salsa. Intriguing. Here's the mostly empty bottle. I really liked this stuff. Sweet and smokey, with just a bit of heat, I found it very different from the salsa my girlfriend buys. It went great with chips, but stood up quite well to other strong flavors when I put it in a casserole. Which is what I did with most of it. I'll post the whole recipe later this week, when I have a bit more time to do it up right, but here's a shot of it for now. The color is a bit weird, but you get the idea. It had shredded beef, rice, salsa, tortillas and tons of cheese. It was wicked good. But I'm sure you're all wondering about the giveaway.
Pace has offered to send one of you guys two salsas (one specialty and one regular picante), a recipe guide and a coupon for a free 16oz jar of salsa. But, I'm going to make you work for it, no random number generators on this one (although, to be fair I'm not going to give it away to anyone who knows me in the non-virtual world). I want to know your favorite salsa or salsa related recipe (although there's no need for exact measurements and such, just a general outline to make me drool or if the recipe is online just stick a link to it in your comment) and I want a story about it. That's right, a story. It doesn't have to be long (or true, heh), but I can't afford cable and I want some free entertainment. Why don't we run it to... Sunday the 12th at 6pm EST. So talk to me kids. Talk to me about salsa.