Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Cheap and Chunky and... aaaaaack! I can't think of a third adjective that begins with Ch!

I was thinking the other day about how much I love a good guacamole.
Not the store bought guacamole that you squeeze out of a plastic baggie.
Not the powdered seasonings that you mix into chopped up avocado.
No sirree. I like me some fresh, hand chopped, hand mashed, chunky guacamole with a big bowl of chips.

I like to make it myself and pretend that I'm a darn good cook.
HA! That's funny.
I'll let you in on a little secret of mine that's helping me save some pennies (well, hopefully more than just a few pennies)...

Trader Joe's Guacamole Kit..... $2.99

I like that price! And it's all inclusive.

~ 2 avocados
~ 2-3 garlic cloves
~ 2-3 shallots
~ 1 tomato
~ 1 pepper
~ 1 lime

If I were to try to buy all of those items seperately to make up a batch, it would cost me more than $2.99. I don't know how much more, but, I just know, ya know? Okay, I guess I'll make sure I'm telling the truth when next I'm at the market.

The only thing I would add would be a smidge of cilantro. Oh, and I never use the whole pepper ~ muey caliente'!

Just a "fluff" post.
I feel a deep sense of pride knowing this post has touched you deeply. Deep.


Wholly Guacamole's site features ideas like this!

4 comments:

Youthful One said...

YUM!

(and where's the button to click to make my text GIANT instead of tiny?!)

I'd love to make guacamole my lunch or dinner a few days a week. When I make it, I usually make a LOT - I tend to start with a dozen avocados or more.

I've seen the guac kits, but never thought about pricing them to recognize their value. Thanks for opening my eyes. :D

christa jean said...

It occurred to me after posting that this kit may not work for a large (or larger ;-) family!

The Everett Family said...

This is NOT a fluffy post! This is a very helpful post. I just read in the Fearless Flyer thingy that TJ's is also selling frozen avocados. I didn't know that you could freeze them. I often use half and the other half gets all funky before I get to it. Thanks for the tip. Next trip I am picking up a kit!

Amy Cate said...

I miss TJs!