I'm a sucker for a kit. Like this one: It is a pretty little Guacamole kit from Trader Joe's. Because you know, it would be really hard to pick up 2 avocados, a clove of garlic, 2 tomatoes, a jalpeno pepper and an onion all by myself...
Some thoughts: With a kit, there are no decisions to be made, and everything is assembled in a visually pleasing way in a very portable container.
My thoughts lead me to this conclusion: Someone else did some of the work. Someone helped me get from point A to point B. Thank you, yes, I'll buy the kit. Because it makes me happy.
As a result of my happy little purchase, I got bloggy and had fun not only making the guacamole but documenting it. My authentic Mexican "Pig" molcajete is the perfect way to make any kind of salsa, and it worked like a charm. From cutting the onions and garlic to dicing the avocado and pepper to squeezing in just a little lime juice and adding the tiniest pinch of salt, I felt artistic and capable. The process was enjoyable, which made the product all the more special. Instead of just peeling the protective film off of a tub of something like guacamole, I made the real thing. Perhaps occasionally, a little inspiration is worth a few extra dimes.