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Holy Guacamole!

My day started with an early morning 4 mile run outside:)  There is a great road right by my aunt and uncle’s house that is perfect for runners and bikers.  Next time I will bring my camera so I can capture some of the breathtaking views!

My day also involved a visit to the car wash since my car is going to be picked up tomorrow for its big cross-country move, and I want it to be squeaky clean.  I headed to the car wash with just an external wash in mind, but this time around I got a package that included an exterior wash, tire scrub, and internal vacuum – all for less than $15!!  Look at my baby shine!

Dinner today was a hodge podge of different things for everyone.  My little cousin had a quesadilla, my uncle had a cauliflower and peas shak, my aunt’s in-laws had teriyaki chicken and rice, and my aunt and I had channa (Indian chickpeas) in a yogurt sauce.  However, the one thing that everyone had and enjoyed was my world-famous (slight exaggeration) guacamole!  It’s so super easy to make, and it’s so fresh and delicious.  Next time you have a get together or are planning on Mexican food (or not in our case) for the night, try making this.

Holy Guacamole Recipe 

2 large avocados (that give slightly when pressed)
3 roma tomatoes
1/2 of a large sweet onion
2 garlic cloves
handful of cilantro (amount can vary based on taste)
1 small lime
salt to taste
ground red pepper

1. Scoop out the avocados and chop into chunks, add to bowl
2. Chop the tomatoes and onions into small pieces, add to bowl
3. Mince the garlic, add to bowl
4. Finely chop the cilantro, add to bowl
5. Juice the lime over veggies in the bowl
6. Add the salt and a few good dashes of pepper
[Now comes the hard work!]
7. Take a fork and start smashing the avocado and combining all the ingredients, keep working it until the mixture reaches your desired consistency
8. Taste and adjust seasonings
9. Enjoy with your favorite chips! 

Before!

After!

Chips from Trader Joe's to accompany the guac!

After dinner I was really craving something sweet, so I may or may not have had a handful of mini chocolate chips!!!

Mmm mmm good!

 What’s your favorite way to combat a “slight” sweet tooth? :)