The change in season is bringing out my need to decorate. I have felt like nesting pretty much most of last week so by the time Sunday rolled around I was ready to change something. Our entryway needed a little face lift, what a perfect opportunity to visit Pier 1 Imports. Ahh, I just love that store. I am very lucky that Hubby is on the same page as I am when it comes to decorating, so convincing him to come with me wasn’t too big of a deal, but we had to be quick since Sundays are for football. We did pretty good, found a new mirror, sofa table and some accent pieces to complete the change.
This fantastic dragon we found on our honeymoon in Key West. Now he has a perfect spot.
The change in temperature is also bringing unbelievable sunsets. I took this on Saturday night. Isn’t it amazing?
As we were busy decorating and watching football I made one of our favorite snacks – Guacamole. I have to put this out there, this is the best guacamole we have ever tasted. Kurt and I are Mexican food lovers. We have tasted numerous guacamoles in different states and countries, but are yet to find the one that beats this recipe. I must add I do not like tomatoes in my guac, as it gets too soggy and screws with the taste. Picking a perfect avocado is very important. If the avocado yields to firm gentle pressure you know it’s ripe and ready-to-eat. If the avocado does not yield to gentle pressure it is considered still “firm” and will be ripe in a couple of days. If the avocado feels mushy or very soft to the touch it may be very ripe to overripe.
There is a secret ingredient – Adobo seasoning. It makes the world of difference. Adding jalapenos is not necessary, but if you are a spicy food lover like us than its a must. Also use lemons not limes – trust me.
There is a method to layering the flavors as well. Using the mortar and pestle crush jalapeño pepper and red onion. In a separate bowl mash avocados using a potato masher, perfect for chunky consistency. Combine the two, fold in cilantro, season with lemon juice and Adobo and enjoy. Yummmmmmmmm.
1 tbsp red onion, chopped
1 jalapeño, chopped
1 tbsp cilantro, finely chopped
juice of a 1/4 lemon
1/2 tsp adobo seasoning
- 1. Using mortar and pestle, finely crush red onion and jalapeño.
- 2. In a separate bowl, mash avocados using a potato masher.
- 3. Combine onion mixture with avocados, add adobo and lemon juice. Mix well.
- 4. Gently fold in cilantro and enjoy.