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Cinco de Mayo

We are not big on celebrating any holiday.  We gather for Thanksgiving because my mom insists, but otherwise we avoid all holiday’s.  This year though I decided to make home made Guacamole for Cinco de Mayo.  I mean why not!  I don’t have to buy a gift for anyone, I don’t have to give a card.  It’s a simple holiday that can be fun at home.  So I am sharing with  you my simple and delicious Guacamole recipe!

Fill a frying pan about 1/3 of the way with oil.  We use Canola oil as it’s great for frying.

Take either Corn or Flour tortilla’s and cut into 1/4’s
When the oil is hot add tortilla’s.  I usually flip over after a minute to ensure even cooking.  When they turn a light brown transfer to a paper towel and sprinkle with salt and Old Bay.  Voila tortilla chips!

To make the guacamole it is very important you have a lime.  This will prevent the avocado from turning brown and add flavor; a lemon will give your guac a bitter taste.  I also add seedless cucumber to my guac for added crunch and flavor.  Simply dice up avocado, tomato, cucumber, and onion.  Add to bowl and squeeze lime over it, then stir.

Typically during Cinco de Mayo you drink beer, like Modelo.  However, when it’s hot I love to drink Spiked Seltzer.  Surprisingly the Grapefruit flavor is real good.  We usually prefer the Cranberry or Lime.  Poured over ice it’s a nice refreshing cocktail.


What did you do for Cinco de Mayo?