Saturday, May 17, 2008

It Certainly Is Summer-y

Well, dinner last night was good...but not mind-blowing or anything. I expected more from Martha. She really let me down this time. The menu consisted of Hamburgers topped with pancetta and fontina cheese; balsamic mushrooms; bean, basil and tomato salad; and fruit. It was fun though, as always!

I have another recipe for ya'll. This is, in my opinion, the best guacamole in the land. It's my version of a recipe from my trusty Betty Crocker cookbook. It's the perfect blend of flavors with a tiny hint of spicy.

Cara's Favorite Guacamole

2 jalapeno peppers
2 large, ripe avocados
2 T lemon juice, fresh squeezed
2 T cilantro, extremely finely chopped
1/2 t salt
dash of freshly ground black pepper
1 clove garlic, minced
2 medium tomatoes, chopped into 1/2" pieces
1/4 of a red onion, very finely chopped

Remove stem, seeds and membranes from peppers; chop.
Mash avocados. Mix all ingredients. Cover and refrigerate
1 hour to blend flavors

I hadn't even eaten avocado in my life before like 2 years ago (they don't have such things in UT). And now I'm addicted to avocado and guacamole.

Today we put William in the pool for the first time. He was very unsure about it at first but once I showed him that he could splash like in the bathtub he was stoked.

It's too hot to do anything.

I've eaten about 12 cookies today.


Kaja said...

I've eaten many avocados in Utah. My dad was very much obsessed with them.

Lisa said...

We tried out our neighborhood pool yesterday for the first time. It was so nice. And they have this little water shooting thing for the little kids. There were so many people there. I didn't realize we had that many neighbors yet.

cara lou said...

Kaja: I guess it was just my family then. :) I barely even knew what an avocado was. I think all of my knowledge of them was from The Babysitters Club. Cause, you know, Dawn was from California and was a vegetarian, so she ate them whenever she went to visit her Dad. You know.

Ruth said...

Haha! I totally used to read those babysitters club books. I remember being annoyed at the California girl stereotype. As if every Californian is a blonde vegetarian with divorced parents. =P

Christie said...

We also ate many an avacado, as well as the fact that I frequently find them at the grocery store to this day (in varying degrees of "goodness"). Had one the other day that made me want to cry... amazing. You probably wouldn't have liked them as a kid anyway, I didn't, I thought the texture was disturbing.

Alissa said...

Sorry, Cara, we didn't expose you to avocados because you haven't parents who aren't fans (not even your California native father). Don't even try to get me to like them, because I have way too many food likes as it is!