Friday, February 3, 2012

for your weekend

Last night, Alexi and I were discussing a friend. I asked about her nationality, then quickly corrected myself; I meant ethnicity. He responded, "She's from Texas." He hadn't heard my correction. Speaking as someone originally from Texas, I believe many Texans and those who know them would agree you could safely say it's an ethnicity.

Which leads me to the upcoming Super Bowl. I'm not a football fan, and I don't enjoy televised sports in general. When I was single, it was something I paid attention to in those I dated. I didn't want to be married to someone who spent a lot of time in front of the television, like my Texan, football-loving dad did throughout my childhood.

That said, I do enjoy the Super Bowl as an excuse to relax, eat snacks, and feel like I'm part of something so many others are watching, too. My mother usually made a seven layer dip for the occasion; something like this one. There won't be any seven layer dip here on Sunday, but undoubtedly we'll have guacamole and chips. I've experimented with making it a number of ways; this is what has evolved as our favorite combination.


2 firm-ripe Hass avocados
2 tablespoons minced white onion
3 tablespoons cilantro leaves, roughly chopped
1 lime
coarse salt

Cut each avocado in half, and remove the pits. Score the avocado, scoop it into a mixing bowl and mash gently with a fork until chunky smooth. Stir in the onion and cilantro. Cut the lime in half and squeeze in the juice. Season with salt to taste. Serve immediately, or cover tightly with plastic wrap and refrigerate for up to 24 hours.


Kristy said...

We're going to a super bowl party on Sunday. I generally enjoy them for the socialising & the snacks. :) And I will also be making guacamole, but I'll be adding roasted poblanos, jalapenos, serranos, tomatoes, and garlic to mine. If you haven't tried it with roasted peppers, I highly recommend it.

Have a lovely weekend!

Tami said...

I was hoping a " go patriots" at the end ofte post

A Day That is Dessert said...

Thanks, Kristy. I've tried it with those ingredients; I prefer it really simple.

Tami: haha! I don't even know who's playing.

KPiep said...

I love avacados, and so do my girls! I'll have to try this recipe. It sounds perfect.

Rachael | The Slow-Cooked Sentence said...

Nothing like a bowl of good guac to dress up the dull. Enjoy your Sunday! My family will spend it cleaning out the garage, then ending the day with a new recipe from The Wall Street Journal for baked hot chocolate. Here's a link if you're curious:

missb@dragonflyvintage said...

That is the loveliest and most perfect avocado I have ever seen.

Emily Vanessa said...

Wow, what a gorgeous avocado and what a lovely recipe! I've always wanted to be part of that whole super bowl atmosphere because it sounds so much fun but maybe I'll be able to get some friends around for a party next year. Luckily I don't have to wait that long to try your dip.

Sammi said...

The superbowl is being televised from midnight my time, I have every intention to watch at least some of it since it appears to be such a big deal to most of you across the pond!

Francesca said...

I could live on guacamole and chips! In my family, no one ever watched sports, while in my own family, streaming tennis matches is considered the best for form of entertainment! :)