Sunday, July 16, 2017

Award Winning Salsa!!!!

Award Winning Salsa-Guacamole-Bean Dip-like for reals

If you know me you know I’m not athletic at all. Never have been. The only trophies I’ve ever received were for being on the Honor Roll. Wait....I did receive a medal for an Art Contest in Chicago in High School, which I am proud of to this day! But that has now changed and my head is slightly a little bigger now!

Upon returning to the office after a long day of work outside, I returned to find a trophy bestowed to me for the best salsa, guacamole, bean dip.

I walked in and there it was…the biggest trophy to ever exist! With MY name on it!!!!
Acceptance speech moment with the crowd of 2 people (J.Quick and one other coworker I can't remember who) within 10 feet. All I kept thinking is thank god Kanye isn't here to interrupt my lame attempt of an acceptance speech.

I look at this trophy with admiration. I thought this was the best badass motherfucking trophy ever! Sure I may be a little biased in saying that but I can say that because its MY trophy. And you may find yourself asking...."why Batman?" um why not.
It was like so much better than a DUNDIE award! And I definitely was not shy nor quiet about receiving it. Really ask my coworkers. As they were walking back in to our office I kept announcing to them my newest accomplishment in a polite manner. Except I wasn't polite about it at all. I was so excited and super hyper. You know my normal caffeinated self. And I think I recall saying something like....
"Recognize the motherfucking skills!" and
"Check it out, I got a badass trophy!"
But wait my obnoxious behavior did not stop there.
No, no, no!
I felt like holding it in the air and running around like Rocky. Can you picture it now....Marcela holding that badass trophy whiles humming the Eye of the Tiger, running around the office. I know I see it now. But I didn't, only in my head.
I eyed the trophy with a sense of accomplishment. I know what you're thinking/asking.... “Over salsa, guacamole and bean dip like really?" Yes! Come over and I'll make you some. Or lets barter for some. Suddenly I understand what Gollum was feeling…

I arrived at home and proceeded to ask my family "How does it feel to have a mother/wife who received a trophy for her badass cooking?!" Or something like that. I asked Rory (our cat) "Rory, are you proud of me?!" And she looked at me like "Stop! Talking to me!"

Okay so my moment has passed and I know its just food. But this is my food blog and receiving that trophy was definitely a highlight worth bragging about. Although its not the first time my food has received recognition. Thanks NB!
Watch out Michael Scott as there is a new, definitely note worthy award in town. I shall call it the Mark Wainscott Award! Take that Dundie. As this wonderful trophy was given to me by my good friend and coworker Mark! Thanks Mark!!!!

So if you ever try my cooking or try out my recipe, you can proudly say “award winning food” or “award winning recipe” because technically you wouldn’t be lying. I have now officially obtained a Mark Wainscott Award for my cooking and those don’t get handed out often! Hi Kathy! ;-)


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    1. Thank you Miros!!!! Next time you guys come I promise to spoil you all with my cooking!