There are certain things I absolutely Ka-raave at times, and one of those is guacamole. Avocados were on special at the store last Friday, so I bought a bunch. Yesterday, after a quick trip to Walmart for, well, essentials
. . . more plants, spray paint, spanish moss,
cute melamine plates
that were on sale
(those are all essentials, right?) . . .
I decided to make some quac.
I prefer chunky guacamole with bits of extras. Now that I think about it, it's pretty much pico de gallo with avocado more than it is plain ole guacamole.
Anyway . . . here are the ingredients . . .
Of course, a couple yummy, perfectly ripe avocados.
Chopped tomatoes and red onion. Minced garlic and jalapeno. I don't care much for cilantro, so today I used flat leaf parsley.
A good pinch of kosher salt, along with a generous squeeze from a fresh lime.
Oh, had to share. Isn't my garlic crock just the cutest??? :o)
Mix all the delicious, fresh ingredients and enjoy . . . with baked tortilla chips, of course!
And since it was another gorgeous day yesterday, I dined al fresco on my deck with my two newest book buys. Noooo, I didn't eat the whole bowl, although I could've - easily - for sure! The only thing that could make this lunch any better would be a nice, icy cold Margarita on the rocks.
Darn . . . if it wasn't the middle of the afternoon in the middle of week . . .
I know, those who know me personally are cracking up at that comment, right?! ;o)
Another great book up there,
"Pretty Little Presents".
Some super-cute projects in there I can't wait to make.
Oh, and some exciting news! I was the super-duper lucky winner of this fantastic book
courtesy of Shellagh from
Thanks so much for this great prize, Shellagh! Annndddd, she even showcased a few of my last post's pics on her winner announcement post. I must say I was a little surprised when I clicked over to her blog to thank her, and saw my bed sheets flying on the clothesline! :o)
I was very honored and humbled that she took the time to mention my blog so nicely. Can't wait to get that book in my hot little hands! Oh, another funny . . . well sorta funny thing . . . is I didn't realize I already have one of Christina's books!
I almost forgot about it
I purchased it sometime last year at JoAnn's, I think. It's chock full of beautiful projects.
I've also had this book of her's on my Amazon wishlist for some time now.
Mmmm, I may need to click "add to cart" for that one sooner than later . . .
Oh, and one more thing, my good friend Tracy has started her own blog
She's just starting out with only two posts, one showcasing her sweet poochies. This girl has a definite "get'r done" work ethic. She's tackled re-upholstery projects, furniture refinishing, laying hardwood floors, scrapbooks, is quite crafty, etc. . . . and she works 40-plus hours a week at her "real" job. We all remember how it was just starting our blogs, wondering if anyone out there knew we existed. Knowing that at least a few people viewed helped keep us motivated to post.
So go say hello to Tracy. Tell her I sent ya! ;o)
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