Here is our guacamole…
I totally made it up. We had never made it before.
So I squished up three medium avocados, added the following ingredients to taste: Salt, pepper, lemon juice, pace picante salsa, and some mayonnaise.
I think I am going to make some more, it was delish!!!!
Okay so, I love guacamole! My initial plan was to make a basic guacamole with fresh ingredients. Which is part of the reason why I love guacamole. When I do grocery shopping I treat myself to posh cheese. A new chunk of cheese every now and then. Anyway, I was laying around this morning listening to music when a series of texts began to arrive about the damn guacamole. I was slightly vexxed because I prefer to have my mornings nice and lazy. Shortly after the texts arrived who should show up? That damn best friend. He could sense that I was a little perturbed and asked what the hell my problem is. Well, there's a list buddy and you're at the top. All that aside, I mentioned that I had to get off of my fat ass and make guacamole to get my sister off of my back. To which the bff asked," Are you making that guacamole with the bacon?" Whoa whoa whoa! I did make guacamole with bacon...earlier this year...and Tremain remembered. This cat's memory is so short term that it can be rather frustrating. This means that the guacamole I made many months ago had to be outstanding. I even had instant recall as to where this little gem of a recipe could be found. And you'll soon learn why I mentioned the cheese. I readjusted the ingredients to fit the waning Summer. We're having higher temperatures than normal for September. To me, some of the ingredients didn't sound...comfortable. You'll see!
Winter Guacamole adapted from Cold Weather Cooking by Sarah Leah Chase
3 ripe avocados, preferably Hass
3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
3 scallions, trimmed and finely minced (I used red onion)
2 jalapeño chiles, stemmed, seeded and minced (I omitted this)
4 sun-dried tomatoes, packed in oil, drained and minced (I chopped up a couple of fresh tomatoes)
1cup shredded sharp Cheddar cheese (I used 1/2 cheddar and Italian cheese with red pepper. The red pepper and red onion give a nice kick in lieu of the jalapeño)
5 slices bacon, cooked crisp and coarsely crumbled (I added little more as it's usually the menfolk's favorite food group)
3 tablespoons minced cilantro
Salt to taste (I felt the bacon was salty enough)
Pit and peel the avocados and mash the pulp in a medium-sized mixing bowl to a chunky consistency. Add lime juice, scallions, jalapeño chiles, and sun-dried tomatoes, then fold in the cheese, bacon, and cilantro. Season to taste with salt. Serve the guacamole as soon as possible to keep the bacon crisp. Accompany with your favorite chips for dipping.
Makes 3 to 4 cups
This week was all about guacamole. Up until the other night I had never made guacamole before. In all fairness since we started Saturday Bites there's been several things I've never made before. Which is one of the reasons I love doing this.
Thank fully guacamole is very easy to make. Get your ingredients, mash together and start dipping.
Randy, who does NOT like tomatoes ate most of it. I guess tomatoes in salsa and guacamole is acceptable.
Note to self: Always wash hands after chopping jalapeno's. Burning eyes.. No bueno.. :(
Holy Guacamole!! What a fun challenge this was. Easy yes.. But also lots of fun.
Stay tuned next week. Soup & Salad are on the menu. If you'd like to join us in our weekly Saturday Bites food challenge please send your photos and recipes to AandGInspirations@gmail.com. In the Subject line put Saturday Bites. With your permission I will add them to our Saturday Bites food challenge.
Enjoy your weekend and as always spend time at the table with you family
Angie M, Nikita, Amy , Angie C & Georgia
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