Monday, June 30, 2008

Holy Guacamole!

I am thrilled to announce that summer has finally arrived here in Mike D's world. Thank goodness! Today for the third day in a row, Carrie, Clyde and I ate dinner on the back deck.

Anyhow, the reason I brought you all here tonight is to announce my new found love for guacamole. Mmmmm, guacamole!

Just a few short years ago if you gave me the choice between eating a bowl of guacamole or a stick of butter, I would have taken the butter, hands down. That may be a bit of an over-dramatization, but it isn't too far from the truth. The gooey-green stuff disgusted me. I didn't like avocados at all either. (suprised?)

All that has changed in the last year culminating with the high point, tonight, where I perfected my own guacamole on my second try.

Yeah, I know. Guacamole is about only slightly more difficult to make than cereal. Don't rain on my parade! I get excited over the simple stuff. Life is a lot more fun that way.

I came across the recipe while grocery shopping with Carrie on Sunday. I was leaning on the cart (I like to help) when I spotted the a stack of lonely avacados. Poor things. I whipped out my blackberry, pulled up Google and searched for 'guacamole recipe'. the first one that came up was simple and looked good.

  • one avocado
  • one serrano chile
  • half a red onion
  • hand full of cilantro (taste)
  • a good squeeze of lime
  • salt and pepper
  • one medium tomato


Mix and break out the tortilla chips.

After having this fresh wonderful guacamole I don't ever see me ever buying pre-made as long as fresh avocados are available.

Next project... Get back into making home-made salsa. I used to make a killer tomatilla salsa that was to die for (tooting my own horn). That salsa, fresh guacamole, a good bag of tortilla chips and some beer... Fan-tastic!


Note: Please don't call it guac. it is lazy and disrespectful to the gentle green chip dip. That, and it is annoying.

1 comments:

Charger Girl,  7/01/2008 10:07 PM  

Omygosh you google in the grocery store isles???????? They sell these packets that have spice and seasoning, you just add it to the cados and add lime. Keep the pits in the mole to keep it from browning. Google that!!! ;)

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