Thursday, October 7, 2010

Mother/Son Guacamole

Last weekend we cooked with a jet mechanic!  My nephew, Jeffrey, was here from Las Vegas and while he and his sis...Jennifer (you've heard of her!) were visiting they made us Guacamole.  It's always fun to see how someone else fixes something - and this was delicious. 

Gather together:

1/2 of a white onion - diced
1 lime
1/2 of a jalapeno (or pepper of your choice) - diced
2 large avocados
2 or 3 large cloves of garlic - diced

Cut up your avocados...we like to cut them in half, slice them while they are still in the skin, and then scoop them out with a spoon.

Jeffrey is more daring (after all...he is a jet mechanic!) and he just cuts them right in his hand!

Remember that wonderful zesting tool I told you about?  Well here is another good time to use it - grate the zest of your lime right into the avocado...

It adds such a wonderful fresh flavor.

Then squeeze all of that lime right into your bowl of avocados....yum

Mom shows Jeffrey how to smash the garlic clove with your knife blade and then peel off the skin before dicing it.

Some mother and son dicing....

And into the bowl it goes...

More dicing ensues...

Note the concentration...he gets that ability from my dad, his Papa - every task deserves your full attention.

Toss the onion and jalapeno into your bowl...add some salt and peppa and you are ready to smash!

I think Jen dressed with Guacamole making in mind - she matches!
 Jen used a potato smasher to get all that avocado mushed - worked great!

A dip...
and a taste!  And it's off to the coffee table for everyone to enjoy.

A little bonus...the book on the table is a wonderful sort of biography about a priest who works with ex-gang members and such.  And look at that cute card that my brother, Brad, and his fiance (hey, it's fun calling you that!), Tina, made for my dad.

Jeff, it was great hanging out with you - thank you for - as Papa says...being one of the 'good guys' and working hard to keep all of us and our country safe.  I love you 

xoxo    Auntie E  (Elizabeth)


  1. Very cute post! I will most certainly consult this when I'm ready to whip up some guac! :)