Summer is coming to a close here in good ‘ol Pittsburgh. The weekend was rainy and the forecast for the week is in the 60’s.
My most favorite time of year!
I do not like heat and do not like to be hot unless there is water near by. I sweat like a man – for real. Ask my husband.
He knows better than to take me on a date where there is heat, sun and no sight of a swimming pool or ocean near by. Like a baseball game.
Ok, who am I kidding? Are people still even going to see the Pirates play anymore? Anyone?
I love to go to PNC Park, but usually just for the food. Shocking, I know.
I made one of my most favorite ‘summer’ foods today – guacamole.
Yes, here in PA it has to be a ‘summer’ food, unless you are willing to pay $12 for an avocado at Whole Paycheck Foods. Which I may be. We will see.
I am sure my recipe is no different from many others. I love making guac – I just love chopping food up and throwing it all together.
These babes had seen better days.
They were VERY ripe. Almost non-usable ripe.
But I didn’t let that happen.
Here are my guacamole additions:
Look at that gorgeous avocado meat. Yum.
I was tempted to spoon out these chunks onto warm toast.
I chop about 1/4-1/2 of a red onion.
I was a little teary here. I rarely cry when chopping onions, but when it hits, it’s BAD. As in black mascara all down face. I’m glad that didn’t happen because I was craving some guacamole at 9am. So I made it before going to church. Who does that?
I squeeze most of the juice out of the tomato before I chop. I prefer not to have tomato juice and seeds in my guac.
Tomato, onion, and avocado:
Ah – look at this beauty. This is a big jalapeno pepper.
I scraped the seeds out and used 1/4 of this pepper.
It even looks delicious here.
I’m tempted to grab a blue corn chip and dip in.
If I had any left, that is. Someone ate it all. My husband doesn’t like avocado. Or at least he thinks he doesn’t.
I use the juice of one lime, freshly squeezed.
I think the addition of the lime adds such a kick.
And I juiced this one out.
Add some fresh chopped cilantro to the mix, and we’re ready to roll.
Do you like cilantro? I hear it’s about 50/50. Some people love it, others think it tastes like dish soap. I’ve never had dish soap, but if it tastes like cilantro, bring it on!
I give it a rough mash with a fork, but then choose to make this guac a bit more creamy.
Guac with a sweet potato chip.
My favorite dippers are blue corn chips. We have been going through them at an ungodly rate recently. I think I have a problem.
I loved this guac so much I decided to take him for a ride.
Yes, that would be the front seat of my car. I told you I have no patience.
Scoop out avocado meat. Add chopped vegetables to the mix. Squeeze in fresh lime juice. Serve with chips.