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Monday, October 18, 2010

Turning 65 and guacamole - recipes for success

We had a party this weekend. To celebrate sweet husband turning 65. 
Plan were to serve, were to eat, were to have drinks...
Plan a special place just for the little people.
Plan a picture wall for the honoree.. pics from birth to present day!

Plan your guest list and fill it with special friends.

  Plan some fun for special great nieces and nephews.

Plan to laugh at the gag gifts.. overalls like your dad used to wear and a gift card to Furr's cafeteria for the senior specials.
Plan the menu! and then enjoy your friends and the moment!
 Pray you don't need a fire-extinguisher for the cake!
Thank God for the perfect weather.

Guacamole Recipe
adapted from word of mouth instructions from a Dallas area chef
who seems to have adapted a recipe by Emeril Lagasse

3 large avocados, peeled, seeded and coarsely mashed
3 Tablespoons fresh lime juice
1/3 cup minced cilantro leaves
1 Tablespoon minced jalepeno - seeded and deribbed
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
1/2 teaspoon garlic salt or regular sea salt
1/4 teaspoon cayenne - be wary this gets hotter as it sits
1/2 cup red onions, minced
1/2 cup chopped tomatoes
1/2 small can of sweet corn
2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil
1/2lb lump crab meat, picked over to remove shells and cartelage

Mix all ingredients together being careful not to overwork the avocados nor breakup the crab meat. Season to taste. I tend to adjust the seasonings to compensate for the flavor of the avocados. I like more cumin and more garlic, tend to shy on the red pepper. 
Serve with tortilla chips.

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Anonymous said...

What a lovely party. Happy birthday to your hubby! I can't wait to try this Guacamole. Crab meat? YUM

Anonymous said...

What a lovely party. Happy birthday to your hubby! I can't wait to try this Guacamole. Crab meat? YUM

xinex said...

Looks like a lot of fun, Marlis. Happy birthday to your hubby!...Christine

Jacqueline said...

Happy Birthday Hubby Dear! What a guacamole you are serving. That is like mega guac! Sounds so yummy. Love all of your table centerpieces. Hope all had a wonderful time.

Burlap Luxe said...

Happy Birthday MR. OCTOBER !!

Thank you Ms. "M" for stopping by!
and leaving a beautiful comment to my "Sing And Fly" art

I can see it will be fun visiting you and the many parties to come :)

PS...I too plan to have the next
50 + years of fun!


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