Aside from being a spicy, refreshing drink perfect for summertime, micheladas are also pretty ~controversial~. There are countless recipes for micheladas that vary from region to region, which leads people to have spirited debates over which recipe is the best (and most authentic). One ingredient that always seems to spark a discussion is clamato, that peculiar mixture of tomato juice and clam broth. Some swear by, calling it a necessary ingredient for a good michelada, while others say it does nothing but ruin a good beer. Which side are you on?
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We all remember it well: Walking into abuela’s house after church on Sunday, greeted by a frighteningly realistic statue of Jesús, the plastic covers on the couches, and the rosaries hanging on the staircase. Abuela’s house hits us with nostalgia, but could you ever guess that some of those traditional Latino relics are actually super useful in other ways?! Who knew!
Here are nine things you can find in abuela’s house that, with a little thought, will make you do a double take.
Who could ever forget about those sticky couch covers that abuela just loved, despite any semblance of comfort or style?! If you yearn for that skin-nearly-peeling-off feeling when get off the couch (because abuela never saw the benefit of air conditioning… it’s healthy to sweat out our sins), never fear! These tiresome things can double as a pretty dope, trendy raincoat:
Abuela doesn’t realize that the singing bass is outdated and no one has them anymore – she keeps it on her wall proudly! Which is why it’s perfect for Alejandro’s birthday, which you forgot about…AGAIN. Get it together; he’s your little brother!
4. Toilet Paper Cover Doll As A Baby Shower Gift For The Girl You Didn’t Really Like In High School
Not sure what to get that girl who made your life a living hell in high school for her baby shower? Feeling awkward that she invited you in the first place? Never fear! Abuela’s strange-yet-charming toilet paper cover dolls make the perfect gift to celebrate a pregnancy!
Ahhh, the most sacred of all things in abuela’s house! While known for making a badass cup of cafecito, it can also double as a cute vase. Just make sure abuela doesn’t see how you’re defacing such holy property:
Honestly, abuela’s got the right idea! Why throw out this tin of cookies the minute you’re done eating them? This baby can double as a sewing kit for days. Also included is bitter disappointment every time you expect a cookie.
Vaporu can be found at many an abuelita’s home, and she’s probably doused you in it any type you had the slightest ache or chill. But did you know it’s also great for making things ~extra cute?~ It’s true! Or true-ish. Use it to cute-ify your prize show dogs by giving their coats that menthol-scented sheen they so covet. Now there’s a winner: