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Monday Munchies: Homemade Guacamole

27 Feb

I (heart) guacamole. It’s seriously so good. That being said… I finally decided I would learn how to make it instead of just buy it pre made (because let’s face it, most of the time it doesn’t taste as good either).

I got this recipe from here, but I made some of my own updates.

Ingredients:

  • 4 ripe avocados
  • 1/2 red onion, minced (about 1/2 cup)
  • 1 tsp crushed red pepper (some recipes call for 1-2 serrano chiles, stems and seeds removed, minced)
  • 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro leaves, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons of fresh lime or lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarse salt
  • A dash of freshly grated black pepper
  • 1 ripe tomato, seeds and pulp removed, chopped (I used cherry tomatoes)

1 Cut avocados in half. Remove seed. Scoop out avocado from the peel, put in a mixing bowl. (See How to Cut and Peel an Avocado.)

2 Using a fork, mash the avocado. Add the chopped onion, cilantro, lime or lemon, salt and pepper and mash some more.  You can keep the tomatoes separate until ready to serve, or you can mix right away. I mixed them and I thought it was fine. To each their own.

3 Cover with plastic wrap directly on the surface of the guacamole to prevent oxidation from the air reaching it. Refrigerate until ready.

4 Just before serving, add the chopped tomato to the guacamole and mix.

As with all cooking, preparation needs to be done to taste because of the variability in the fresh ingredients. Start with this recipe and adjust to your taste.

**For a bit of a different taste, use minced garlic instead of onions and add a couple dashes of papkira. A guy I used to work with did that and it was the best I’ve ever tasted in my life!**

Buen Provecho!

Super Bowl Sunday Eats

7 Feb

Its has taken me two full days to recover from Super Bowl Sunday. And while I’m not a huge fan of football, I do love to eat and watch the commercials; typical I know. 🙂 This year the hubs and I are had his family, my parents and a few friends over to celebrate. As is tradition we had pretty much the same menu as we always do:
Little smokies
Mostaccioli and garlic bread from a STL staple, P’sghettis
Turkey Bacon wrapped (yes two types of little weenies)
Dollar roll sandwiches
Buffalo chicken dip
Veggie tray (the hubs doesn’t know why we need this)
Homemade guacamole (recipe I will share)
Buffalo chicken wings
Fiesta Ranch dip (yummy!!)
…. I think that’s it. No real culinary delights but good food none the less. Were the group more adventurous with the food the like and if I had more time I think I would have tried more creative recipes like these:

Did you make anything fun for Super Bowl? Care to share it?