My wife was given as a gift a 4.48 pound pork roast.
I am going to make it into Carnitas. This doesn't require much that I don't already have. I am also going to make for the first time, home made salsa. We have been complaining we can't get decent salsa here in TN. The stuff in the jar is okay, but not really what we want. The local fresh made stuff we can get isn't either. It is choked with onion and cilantro, or has a consistency like pureed carrots, and on top of that, nothing has much of a bite to it.
We want a chunky robust salsa. Is that too much to ask?
And let me tell you about the local restaurant incident. We went to a newly opened establishment, Michaels Casual Dining. The wife loves their lemon pepper shrimp, and then we arrived for our third visit (place has been open 4-6 months) and our shrimp come out not right. We tell the waitress that they are supposed to be lemon pepper and they aren't. She comes back, says the cooks added more lemon pepper seasoning, but that our order was correct and that we did receive the lemon pepper shrimp we asked for.
The manager comes over, and apologizes. Not for the waitress (c'mon even when the customer is wrong, you don't tell them. You just fix it, or move the bits around and bring it back) but because they have changed the lemon pepper shrimp. Seems that it was being sent back for being too lemony and too peppery. The wife was apoplectic, and I felt for the manager. She wanted her lemon pepper shrimp with lemon and with pepper. (The shrimp we first received tasted like normal grilled shrimp, no hint of lemon in the slightest) and she wanted it right, she wanted it the first time, and she didn't want for her shrimp to require a special order
Just tell the waitress you want the shrimp seasoned strongly
I'll comp your dinners
I promise we'll do it right next time
no, there's not going to be a next time.
He looked at me, 'She's the one you have to deal with,' I said.
In hindsight it was funny, and sad. There literally was no pleasing her, and I think the manager did the right thing, played the right cards and from my side I think his offers were fine and would have accepted them myself. Unfortunately for him, I am not going to go against my wife, even when she is wrong.