A Day in the Life of D.a.T. SaUce June 12 2015
By now, you are familiar with D.a.T. SaUce, the Louisiana hot sauce in our marketplace. It is a great blend of tomatoes, garlic, and spices with just the right amount of vinegar to keep you coming back for more. I was excited when an order came in last week for 4 bottles of the sauce. Someone is REALLY into this sauce and I wanted to figure out why. I’ve had a bottle in the refrigerator and tried it here and there but this was my cue to really figure out where to use D.a.T. SaUce. My goal was to try to use the sauce at every meal. Here’s what I learned.
8am – Breakfast
Usually this is yogurt and granola but I knew that wasn’t going to work with hot sauce so I made an omelet. I put some zucchini and cheddar cheese inside. It was delicious and even better when I poured a bit of D.a.T. SaUce on top. I’m not into super spicy so a little bit goes a long way for me. This was a winning combination and one that I would try again and again.
11am – Snack Time
I never quite make it directly from breakfast to lunch (or lunch to dinner for that matter) without a snack. What is a quick and easy snack that everyone loves? Pretzels! Would that work with hot sauce? The answer is YES. I dipped my pretzel sticks in D.a.T. SaUce and was surprised with the result. The extra salt from the pretzel balanced some of the heat and made a snack I really enjoyed.
1pm – Lunch
Today’s lunch was created from leftovers in the refrigerator. We used some leftover roast beef, asparagus & broccoli to make a little stir fry. I was tempted to use another spice from the marketplace but decided to stick with my experiment. Once again, D.a.T. SaUcE was a winner.
5pm – Snack Time
Trying to save room for the delicious dinner that was cooking in the oven, I opted for an apple as my afternoon snack. This is the one pairing with D.a.T. SaUcE that I will skip in the future. The apple was juicy and sweet and just didn’t marry well with the sauce.
8pm – Dinner
Following on the English Tradition, we typically have a Sunday Roast at our house. This Sunday was only slightly different as we made Red Wine Braised Short Ribs. You can find the recipe for the ribs here.
It is June, but the weather wasn’t too hot, so it was the perfect evening for such a comforting dish. Once again, D.a.T. Sauce was an excellent addition to the meal. I used it sparingly as the ribs were sooo delicious on their own. The heat and the vinegar from the hot sauce were a nice balance with the richness of the meal. We had a salad on the side to try to keep the meal moderately healthy.
It was a spicy day but you can see from my little experiment, D.a.T. SaUcE is good on just about anything. It is available in two sizes. If you still aren’t sure, go with the smaller one but I guarantee you’ll be coming back for more.