“If at first, the idea is not absurd, then there is no hope for it.”
~ Albert Einstein
I have a habit of coming up with harebrained brilliant ideas. Well, it’s possible that not all my ideas are crazy. Some are just lame, some are expensive, some are impossible, some are reasonable and a few might just be great.
And one of my favorite things about my husband is the way he indulges me whenever I get an idea. He lets me talk it out, think it through, make plans and dream dreams. And when I realize that my idea probably won’t work out, he never says a word. Well, actually, sometimes he even argues that yes, it can work!
One of my latest ideas has to do with salsa. I love Mexican food, and I’m especially interested in salsa. I love nachos, and any kind of cheese dip makes me happy, but salsa comes in so many shapes and flavors. I don’t know what makes one salsa different from the next one, and I’m not sure which ingredients make a salsa taste smoky or sweet or spicy. But I know that there are dozens – hundreds? – of types of salsa.
So my idea is that just like bars and wineries offer tastings and classes to teach you about the different flavors (tones, aromas, ??) in wine, there should be a place that offers salsa tasting classes.
Turns out, after a quick Google search, others have already had this idea. So on one hand, that means it couldn’t be my worst idea, right?
I’m not really going to start up a company that teaches people about salsa. I mean, even if people are doing it in a few places, it’s probably not the most lucrative business. But I could probably educate myself about salsa. I’d have to start there anyway.
So that’s my plan. My revised idea. I’m going to learn about salsa – what spices and ingredients work best, what recipes taste the best, how to make different types of salsa. I’ll let you know what I learn!
What’s your favorite kind of salsa?