All those comic book fans out there will be glad to know that you are not alone in your addiction to superhero catchphrases and fresh guacamole with warm tortilla chips. Your secret is safe with me. Just make sure that we are on the same page here, I thought a post dedicated to making guacamole (a.k.a. kryptonite) was in order.
- 2 Avocados
- 1/2 tsp salt
- shot glass of lime juice
- 1 1/2 small tomatoes, diced (I like a lot of tomato in my guacamole)
- bunch of fresh cilantro
- 2 cloves of garlic, minced
- 1/4 of a large onion, diced or minced
- 1 pickled jalapeno pepper (this makes for med-spice guacamole)
Slice the avocados while being careful not to damage the seeds. You’ll need that seed later, my friend. Trust me. Once it is mashed, add the rest of the ingredients and stir. Now pop one of those seeds in the guacamole to keep it from turning dark (This trick comes from Tio Raul, who grew up in Mexico and is totally awesome. He also makes the BEST hot chocolate I’ve ever tasted. I miss hot chocolate. Why couldn’t I have picked something easier to give up for Lent?).
How do you like my fancy storage dish? This is why I can never join the ranks of true foodie bloggers. I just don’t have the necessary accessories. My posts are peppered with off-brand plates, bowls, and flatware. We are not trendy or fashionable around here but we know good food when we taste it. I promise.
Now dig into that guacamole! You’ll feel as though you have just sprouted super powers of your very own.
Now, about those avocado seeds: wash them under cool tap water and blot them dry with a clean towel. Push three or four toothpicks into each avocado and then suspend the avocado pit over a glass of water with the toothpicks resting on the rim of the glass (or mug). The water level should stay about an inch from the bottom of the pit. Let the pits sit in a sunny place and check their water level daily.
You will notice growth at about the six week point. Let those darling little rising-avocado-spuds grow to 5 or 6 inches in height before transplanting them into planters with potting soil. Keep them safe, warm, and in the sun. One day, you’ll grow your very own avocados!! (Want more information on growing an avocado tree in your house? Check out Grow An Avocado Tree!)
Thank you for joining our family for the snow day!!! And just because it is completely fun: