Monday, December 01, 2008

30 Days! (Who moves a couple of days after Christmas?? These people)

Tonight dinner was simple. I was craving guacamole (even though I'd only had it once a few years ago) and I made it a point to pick up a couple of avocados from the market today because I was bound and determined to do SOMETHING with them..but mostly because I really wanted guacamole. I've never made it..I've never even cut an avocado before. I've seen it done..I can do it. Ya'll? I made the greatest guacamole *ever*. Simple..and good. Orion kept sneaking in to taste it (he said "oh man, this reminds me of my childhood!"..and anything I make that can bring memories like that out in a person? Awesome.)..the kids even loved it.

Then a random "hey, let's have chips and dip for dinner" came out and next thing I knew I was also whipping up some bean dip. Every once in a while, it's nice to do something totally different for dinner (even if it's something you wouldn't normally eat for dinner)..and it meant I wouldn't need to stand over a hot stove for 45 minutes tonight.

it tasted better than it looked

Even Calix loved it and that kid? Is impossible to please.



Jenna Consolo said...

Sounds good to me! Sometimes I just make nachos for dinner, and all the kids love it.

Hannah said...

Yummm! I love that last pic of Orion, mouth opened all huge and his eyes closed. You can so tell he's enjoying every bite!

Mindy said...

Here's my recipe for yummy guac. I don't know if Orion likes the Tex-Mex kind, but this is great if you want to experiment some more.

3 avocados - peeled, pitted, and mashed
2 limes, juiced
1/2 tsp Cumin
1 tsp salt
1/2 cup diced onion
3 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
2 tomatoes, diced
1 tsp minced garlic or a clove of garlic diced

You can add 1 pinch ground cayenne pepper or a chopped jalapeno for heat

Guess what you've made me hungry for now?