Sunday, April 16, 2006

Hoppy Bunny Day!

We are going to my brother's house for Hoppy Bunny Day. They are making a spiral ham (I love ham) and my sister-in-law (SIL) will do the Green Bean Casserole.

My mom is bringing her potato salad, made with vinegar and oil, not mayo. And all of the Bunny Baskets. Plus, I'm sure she baked something.

My brother will have the hot tub out back going (it's heated and covered, with heated towel racks all around) and the Cosmos will be a flowing.

My SIL asked me to make my Guacamole Salsa, because it is awesome. I re-did the recipe a bit. I invented this and it's great. Make it, damit! I also added conversions for my metric speaking friends (Do you think they are right?) The recipe is below, along with a photo (I lost my camera charger in the move, so I don't know how long I'll be able to take pictures.)

I also made Deviled Eggs.

I AM a Kitchen Goddess.

Guacamole Salsa

Makes approximately 7 cups [1 liter] of Salsa

3 tomatoes (approximately 2 pounds [767g]) (stem end cored and cut into ¼ inch [.635cm] cubes, strain juice)
1 large sweet onion (approximately 1 pound [384g]) (peeled and cut into ¼ inch [.635cm] cubes)
3 yellow peppers (approximately 2 pounds [767g]) (stem end cored, seeds removed and cut into ¼ inch [.635cm] cubes)
½ cup [17g] parsley leaves (minced)
3 Limes (¼ cup [50ml] juice)
3 Avocados (pitted, peeled and cut into ¼ inch [.635cm] cubes)
½ cup [100ml] Marukan Seasoned Gourmet Rice Vinegar (This is a light, slightly sweet, rice vinegar. I have found it in our military
commissary and in our local oriental fruit and vegetable and specialty grocery store. It is not the same as other brands.)
1 tablespoon [20.4g] Knorr Chicken Flavor Bouillon Powder (I think Knorr can be found almost anywhere now. You could use
another brand if it’s not too salty.)
1 teaspoon [5.1g] Sea salt

Juice the limes into a large glass bowl. Put the avocados in the lime juice and toss to prevent avocados turning brown. Add all of the remaining ingredients. Toss and refrigerate at least one hour.

Serve with baked scooping corn tortilla chips. (I like Tostitos Scoops. They are like little mouth sized bowls.)