Saturday, January 8, 2011


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Here’s a moment of quiet. I love the rare winter days when the sun comes through the windows, and the cat sleeps on his back in a comfy flowered chair, and it’s all warm and dozy beside the fire. On days like this, I feel inspired to cook things, and since I managed to find a bin of avocadoes at 6 for $1.00 (yes, you read that right! Go ahead and digest for a moment, I’ll wait…) I decided to make a huge batch of guacamole.

This involved a call to my mom, who makes the best guacamole, although the best part about hers is that she’ll whip it up at midnight, when you’re sitting around the kitchen island in your pajamas, nibbling on snacks and wine. All you have to say is, “Hmm, I wish we could have some guacamole,” and she springs into action. It is so delish. Here’s her recipe, and I swear this is what she said:

Mom’s Midnight Guacamole

Peel and mash up three avocadoes, which will make a lot.

Add the juice of a lime. Well, half a lime. Okay, cut it into quarters…

Put in some garlic powder. Just sprinkle it on like you’re salting it. If you add too much, it will be really garlicky.

Now for some salsa. Spoon it in until the guacamole is the right color.

That’s it! Enjoy. And you will. Serve with salty corn chips. This dish is best enjoyed in the middle of the night, when it will feel the most decadent and luxurious.