Celebration Guacamole

Hello everyone!  Happy Fiesta Friday#15!  My oldest son was home this past week for a few days.  When he comes home it is always about the preparation and celebration.  In preparing for his arrival I stock up on all his favorite foods, make up the guest bed etc and when everything is ready I start baking and cooking. Then when he arrives the celebration begins!

One way to start the celebration off right is with good food!  My son loves Mexican food.  So for his first night here I made Tacos and fixin’s and my home-made guacamole.

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The problem with home-made is finding the time.  I seem to never have the time I need in the kitchen to make gourmet meals, truly made from scratch home cooked meals.  I am always using box mixes to shorten my time in the kitchen, especially on week nights after work.  For the longest time I made guacamole with a package mix of seasonings and avocados.  I though it tasted pretty good.  My ex boyfriend is Spanish and is the one who taught me how to make his mother’s home-made guacamole.  Wow, what a difference from the package mix!  I remember the first time I made the package version, he laughed at me and said that this was not guacamole.  I agree wholeheartedly and never make anything else now but fresh home-made.  In passing the knowledge on and in creating new traditions, I taught my son how to make it.  We had a good time in the kitchen making delicious Mexican food, great memories and the best guacamole!  Maybe it will become a favorite at your house too.   Happy Fiesta Friday and wishing everyone a great weekend!!

Celebration Guacamole

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Ingredients:

avocados – peeled, pitted, and mashed

1 tablespoon of fresh squeezed lime juice

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/4 cup chopped onion

2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh cilantro

2 Roma tomatoes, seeds and pulp removed, diced

1-2 fresh jalapeno pepper,  stems and seeds removed, finely chopped

Directions:

Cut the avocados in half, remove the seed.  Scoop out avocado from the peel, put in a mixing bowl.  In a medium bowl, mash together the avocados, lime juice, and salt. Mix in onion, cilantro, tomatoes, and jalapeno pepper. 

Serve with tortilla chips.  Also makes a good topping on tacos and nachos.

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24 comments

  1. Hello Arl! I’m co-hosting Angie’s FF15 with Jhuls this week and I’ve finally made it through this rowdy bunch of revellers to say hello and welcome! I love that you go to so much trouble to prepare for your son – he must adore coming home to see you and eat all that delicious food! And this guac looks and sounds fabulous! Thank you for sharing and I hope that you get the chance to meet lots of new revellers this week! Enjoy the party!

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  2. Arl, I so sympathise with the desire to cook something really special but the difficulty in finding time even to go and buy the ingredients, let alone do the time in the kitchen! I love making special dishes when the girls come home – and like to try new recipes in between times too, but time is very short and it’s difficult. I’ve been trying to find some simple, really quick and easy dishes that are also really special and a bit different – this looks like a recipe to join that collection, so THANK YOU – I think it’s the way to go!!
    Emma x.

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