Dedicated with love to my sister, Maribel, who taught me how to
make this dish in Madrid, 25 years ago...and I still love it!!!
It was Thursday, my day off, and I was heading to the supermarket to buy
some very needed groceries. It was one of those weeks...I was down to some
milk, ham, mayonnaise ....wilted lettuce...an empty juice bottle...ugh... a couple
of tuppers filled with who knows what from who knows when...two onions and a
bag of frozen Ciabatta rolls.
Ready to open door, I reached for my keys in the drawer of the foyer's table...
But, they were not there! I shouted, "OH, FOR CRYING OUT LOUD...where are
my keys?", then searched frantically in my purse....I searched the house,
high and low.
Well, I was trapped with nothing to eat in my own house. Maybe I can call Sandra
and ask her to bring lunch. I dialed her number, and as she said hello, it went
dead..."OH, FOR CRYING OUT LOUD...I can't believe this!!!". Let me tell you,
I looked for my cell phone's charger high and low, and as my nerves got worse
I noticed I was hyperventilating...OOPS, I needed one of these:
looked under the kitchen sink....but it was like this:
something of nothing and so I decided to forget I was temporarily stranded in
my own house and took the ham out of the fridge...
afterward I put it back in the cold, and went for the onions!
I sliced them into very thin rings, cried like a fool and said, "OH, FOR CRYING OUT
LOUD...why are spanish onions so mean to me!"
I added 1 cup of water, salt and covered them with plastic wrap then
microwaved for 15 minutes on high until they wilted and became translucent.
I strained them and added half a cup of the liquid.
it a twirl to mix well.
fix it. What do I have to loose?
Into the refrigerator it went. And... as I suspected, the cold made the mayonnaise
really creamy and yummy! Next I toasted some ciabatta bread and VOILA!!!
Lunch was served!!!
Once I finished wiping clean my plate with a piece of bread, I felt much better!
Then, it came to me....did I look in Alonso's cart? The one filled with a million
Hot Wheels? I dashed to his room and turned the cart upside down and said,
"OH, FOR CRYING OUT LOUD ...there they are!!".
THAT LITTLE RASCAL....
he took MY keys for HIS cars!!!