FINALLY YOU GUYS YES.
I’ve replicated something from a chain restaurant that tons of other people have also replicated on the internet!
It’s inspired, is my point.
Ok so what’s your stance on chain restaurants? We are kind of…in the middle. Some fast food is fine (Subway + Chick fil A), some medium fast (Panera duh), and then we kind of have a gap where we are really snobby (no Applebees ever no no no no) and then there are some …higher end? chains that we like. That I like. Like Chuy’s! The Mexican joint that is really consistent and delicious and everything always tastes the same as last time but it’s FRESH and reliable if you need to eat in one while travelling for work. Family rules for chain restaurant eating, right there.
Another reason I’m super into Chuy’s is that there is a local delivery service that will bring it to. your. door, and we used it a ton when Beck was super teeny, so I have these kind of happy far-away memories of Chuy’s and my tiny baby.
The best part about Chuy’s, as many of you know, is their mother effing Jalapeno Ranch. Or Jalapeno Dip. Or Creamy Jalapeno Dip? It’s listed different places as different things. This is a salad dressing that you can order with your chips + salsa or over a burrito or as an addition to any other part of your meal. We always get it with our chips and then usually eat salads for our meal with this dressing on top.
THEN it turns out that the best thing to come out of our garden this year (after basil, which is like a tree) was jalapenos. We have a gazillion, and I think they’re going to keep on keepin’ on for a little while longer if the caterpillars will leave them alone. We’ve been putting jalapenos in everything, multiple times per day, and finally I was all CHUY’S WHY HAVEN’T WE MADE THE DIP YET. So I did. And we ate it. And it was SO good.…