Man dese pickney nowadays, mine included like alot a ketchup.
I mean if I did feeling a ways I wud think that my cooking aint up to scratch and the chile need ketchup to mask the taste a my cooking but I realize it aint just my food he duz put ketchup on. And is not just he one but nuff a dese other lil children I see that duz be putting ketchup on everything their parents give them to eat.
Anyways I was having that conversation today about ketchup and I thought to myself ya know what Ketchup was a luxury for me growing up. nuh lie! The only time I used to use ketchup was on hotdogs and hamburgers and really an truly that was only if de ketchup was available cause most a de time we din have no ketchup at home.
So I start to think. hmmmm
See all dem fancy condiments dey have bout hayso now? I neva had nuttin so grwing up ya kno.
They had two condiments in my house: hot sauce and mayonnaise.
Mayonnaise was for the occasional potato salad and hot sauce was for everything else. I mean occasionally we might have some mustard too but see all a dis relish and fancy mustard and ketchup an ting. uh uh. not a bit a it!
You want sumting to put on rice, hol dat hot sauce
You want something to put on a hamcutter, looka hol dat hot sauce
fish cakes, hotsauce
hamburger, more hot sauce
chicken nuggets, hot sauce
Everything was hot sauce in my house. In fact I eat summuch hot sauce growing up is a wonder I doan breathe out fire now.....and no interestingly enough it has not led me to a life of rum-drinking as some people seem to say when they know you use alot of hot sauce.
But doan talk now like how I see my chile play he doan want a pieca lettuce or cucumber widout some fancy salad dressing. Salad who? Man we had lime an salt, put the salad in a lil natural pickle. dat was my salad dressing. All this ranch and seize-her and italian an dem sorta dressings. Man I din know bout nuttin so for a long time.
And Tartar sauce? Man I thought that was a made up sauce til I reach Canada a big man in my 20s. A sauce for fish, what happened to gravy or hot sauce? chupse
oh and happy new years to you all.