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!


Youthful One said...


(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!