Friday, July 4, 2008

Guaca(squishy) kids

Our kids LOVE to make this for me. To be honest, when I'm making Tex-Mex there's enough other chopping, assembling, and heating to do that it's very helpful to get the kids involved and take this one off my hands! Here's Kathleen's recipe:

1 ripe Hass avocado (it'll give a little when squeezed, but has no air pockets)
1 tsp. lime juice
salt to taste, ~1/4 tsp.
1 clove minced garlic (optional)
zip-lock baggie

Adult: Cut avocado in half lengthwise, say, "hah-YAH" and stab the large pit with your big ol' knife and twist to pull in out. Toss pit in garbage, unless you want to grow your own avocado tree.

Kids: With a large table spoon, scoop out each half of the flesh and toss it into the baggie. Pour lime juice and salt on top; add garlic, if using. Zip up the baggie (after removing all air) and squish and squeeze it all around, then pass it to your sibling. Make sure to leave some lumps in it if you like it that way, or do what our kids do...pulverize it to near liquid form. Come to think of it, you may want to use the better fortified FREEZER zip bag for this!

More fun: Squeeze all the guacamole down into one area of the baggie and cut off the corner of the baggie with a scissors. Squeeze and swirl all the guac out into a bowl or right into your tortilla soup...or on top of your fajita, or on the side to dip. You choose!

If you like...
Mix in:
1 small Roma tomato, diced
1 rounded teaspoon fresh cilantro, chopped