Saturday, July 9, 2011

The Cure for a Blah Day!

My Saturday did not start off well.  I lost a coworker last night. A wonderful woman who was the absolute nicest lady you would want to meet. She was way to young to leave this world.  Her passing has left my heart heavy.

When my heart is heavy, I do things that make me feel good. With my mom in town for a short time, we met a friend at the city market.

I love it that I have now been to the market twice in one month.  We tried sheep's milk cheese. We sampled fresh peaches. I bought fresh herbs. The Short Chic wanted blueberries. The Boy got a turkey leg.  Oh yeah! The Boy was also interviewed for a documentary on Being an American these days.

After we got home, I do what I do the most when my heart hurts. I cook/bake. Today I made homemade guacamole.  My family tells me I have them spoiled when it comes to guacamole. So, today I taught The Boy how to make my version of guacamole.

 First you want to start off with the freshest ingredients you can find. I use avocados, red onions, limes, tomatoes, cilantro, garlic, jalapeno's, and kosher salt.  I have no idea how much of each item I use, I just add until it taste good to me. Funny enough, that is how my Momma taught me to cook.

The Boy helped me peel the avocados and then enjoyed using a potato masher to mash them up. After that, I added chopped tomatoes, red onions, cilantro, garlic, lime juice, jalapeno, and finished it up with some Kosher Salt. I prefer Kosher Salt to table salt and recommend investing in some if you would like to make some of your own guacamole.
The end result is one of the most yummy snacks you could ask for. My kids love it!

So, this afternoon full of heavy heart, I am hanging close to what is most important to me...My kiddo's. We shall enjoy one of our favorite snacks and introduce The Short Chic to a "new" movie, Monster's Inc.  It has been in The Boy's collection for some time. Now it is her turn.

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