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Around here, we hardly need a reason to eat together. But, when our oldest daughter, Cheyenne, has a moment to stop by because she is not working or going to school, well, that makes for a pretty good reason. Yesterday it was reason enough to grab some Walmart produce and Special K Cracker Chips for a fun sit-and-talk afternoon.
Being able to quickly run through the Walmart produce section at the front of the store makes it the easiest, most convenient trip of them all. Since the girls and I all love guacamole, we figured some fresh guac and chips would be perfect. Besides, the vegetables looked enticing and the girls enjoy helping me squish the avocados.
After grabbing the ingredients we needed for our guacamole we took a trip to find chips to pair with our dip. Wanting to choose a healthier option since Chey has a wedding to get fit for, we traveled to the snack aisle to check the selection there first. Looking through the various items, the girls discovered a new flavor blaring at them: Chili Lime flavored Special K Cracker Chips. Sounded like an ideal pair with the guacamole to me!
Once we picked up drinks and a few other little things, it was time to run back home and get dicing and mixing. Honestly, I think some of our best conversations happen in the kitchen as we cook and prepare the food together. I absolutely cherish that time with my kids. And all 5 of them like to help out and do their part. I simply could not ask for more when it comes to that special time with them.
When we make guacamole, it is all about who gets to mash the avocados around in the bowl. Because I make it just as my mom taught me, the way she learned from my Juelita, we do not use a fork to break the avocado apart. Once it is sliced in half and peeled, and after thoroughly washing our hands, we mash the avocados together with our hands. The kids think this is the most fun part. The bonus is that, afterward, whoever got to mash also has the softest hands!
Produce Fresh Guacamole
- 3 medium avocados
- ½ small onion, diced
- ½ large tomato, diced
- ½ lemon
- Cut avocados in half and peel. Mash in bowl (using hands as described above rather than utensils optional)
- Add diced tomatoes and onions and stir. (we used ½ of each, but add to your taste)
- Chop desired amount of cilantro and mix in.
- Squeeze juice from lemon slowly and stir. Add a pinch of salt. The lemon juice and salt will be the varying factor in the final taste of your guacamole and should be added a little at a time to adjust to your taste. This happens to be my favorite part and I can eat half the bowl just “tasting.” But, once you are happy with the flavor (again, add more tomatoes, onions, or cilantro based on your desired result) and serve!
Quick and easy to make and serve once you decide on your favorite blend of produce. Oh, and a quick tip, the lemon juice can cause browning, but leaving an avocado seed in the guacamole can slow that process. Simply stir to mix juices when ready to serve.
What is your favorite Walmart produce to grab?
Getting the whole family together can be challenging at times, but coming together… with good food… is well worth the wait!