Monday, June 21, 2010

Oh Yes, The Girl CAN Cook..

Don't you hate how everything in the house seems to run out at the same time?  This happened to me this week, so on my shopping trip today I not only needed the regular stuff, but also dog food, cat food, hairspray, and something new I have been wanting to try- Xanthum gum.  Hairspray was $20, dog food + cat food was $20, and the Xanthum was $12.  I also wanted Chia Seeds, but since those ALSO cost $20, they will have to wait.  Not to mention the $25 food processor I just bought, but already love.

And speaking of that, guess what I made tonight?  GUACAMOLE!!!  (I apologize for lack of pictures because I actually took some, but I can't get them to download.  After speaking with my techie friend tomorrow, I will post them for y'all.)  Anyway, contrary to the post title, I did not actually cook anything, but I made guacamole.  And it turned out fabulous.  I tried making it before, but I sort of mashed it all together in a bowl and even after it sat in the fridge, it still tasted like separate flavors.  Guac-fail.  The processor made it all come to life!

I got the recipe a long time ago from, so that's about all the credit I can give to it, but here it is:
Two avocado's
One roma tomato (but I wished I had used two)
3 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
Half cup of onion
Juice from one lime
Sea Salt

I blended the avocade first, and then gradually added the rest till it was all creamy, and let it sit in the fridge for about an hour.  After sitting, even J liked it.  And he has never eaten guacamole since I have known him, claiming he hates it.  (For the record, J claims this about a lot of stuff he has never tried.. and then he tries it... and likes it.)  I had a few chips loaded with the guac, and set it back.  It will definitely be making an appearance in my lunch tomorrow.

It was BLAZING hot today in NC.  The weather is showing temps of solid 97 all through the week, with no sign of letting up.  The heat actually makes me lose my appetite, so I didn't eat dinner tonight.  I did want to use my new Xanthum gum though, so I blended up a smoothie with banana and strawberry, and two teaspoons of the gum, but it was only meh.  I think I used too much, and it took the flavor of the fruit away.  I will need to experiment with it to make everything just right. 

What else, what else... my news that I have been teasing you with should be out, one way or the other, by the end of the week.  So everyone still cross your fingers!  I won a raffle at work today, and got an organic tshirt from Sunchips.  Random, I know.  Oh, and my parents told me today that they are sending me money for a new pair of running shoes!!  Hooray!!  That will be my incentive to get back in the game.  I haven't run since the shooting, because I have been nervous that it would release a ton of emotions and I would be stranded on the side of the road crying, but I think I'm ready to get back in the game.  I kind of want to run the Virginia Rock N Roll marathon 2 Septembers from now, and seeing as I can only run a half mile before needing to walk, I need to get on some training ASAP.

That's all for tonight.  Have a great night, and I hope to have some pictures of my masterpiece up for your viewing pleasure tomorrow :)


Judy said...

Try adding some chopped or minced garlic. YUMMY!!!