My mother was a stay at home her entire life. She handled everything that fell within the realm of taking care of the home. We had hot meals, homemade lunches, and treats made from scratch every day. It was because of my mother that my sister and I have become the fabulous cooks that we are today. My mother thought that it was important that all her children learned to be domesticated even if we choose to go into a career field later on in life.
My sister and I learned to cook at a very young age and every week my mother would tell us to choose a recipe out of one of the cookbooks. She would make sure that we had all of the ingredients and we each choose a night that we would prepare the evening meal. Those were fond memories. When we left home to start households of our own, we were fully prepared to take on any challenge in the kitchen.
When I had children of my own, I wanted to do the same thing with my children that my mother did with me and my siblings. The recipe I am sharing today is tried and true and loved by all. Guacamole is one of the first things my children learned to made. Every Tuesday we had tacos for dinner with chips, salsa and guacamole. Over the years they perfected the recipe and it’s the same one I still use today. When we gather for Mexican themed meals, they go right in making a batch like it was second nature.
I’m not one for hyperbole, but this really is the best guacamole recipe. When it comes to crowd-raving guacamole the key is to not get too fancy or try to be too unique. Guacamole is meant to be easy to make and delicious. Plain and simple.
All the time spent cooking in the kitchen paid off. My children have become wonderful cooks and have a love for creating in the kitchen. My oldest son is somewhat a gourmet and picks up new skills and food ideas from cooking shows like the Iron Chef and my oldest daughter makes all her bread from scratch. While my younger kids have not had as much time in the kitchen, my hope is that they will come to love the joys of cooking when they are finished with college life and go on to set up homes of their own.
NOTE: There is no substitution for fresh ingredients. I often see people purchasing garlic that is pre-minced. I would not recommend using anything that is pre-cut. You will yield a different flavor.
Guacamole for Avocado Lovers
- January 25, 2019
- 20 min
- 124 Cals/Serving
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- 6 Avocados
- 3 Green Onions
- 2 Roma Tomatoes
- 2 Tbs Lemon Juice
- 4 Garlic Cloves
- 1/8 tsp Seasoned Pepper
- Salt to taste
- Step 1
- Wash Onion and Tomato, chop into tiny pieces and set aside.
- Step 2
- Cut and remove pits from Avocados and mash Avocados with a fork
- Step 3
- Press Garlic adding it to the mashed Avocados
- Step 4
- Add Tomatoes, Onions and Lemon Juice to Avocado Mixture
- Step 5
- Salt and Pepper to taste
- Step 6
- Tip: If you have leftovers, take the pit from one of the avocados and put in with the leftovers. It will help to keep the Guacamole from turning brown.