Friday, April 18, 2008

There's Something About a Kit

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.

10 comments:

  1. Oh I love a kit! And i LOVE what you did with your kit, there is positively something special about your guacamole. Looks lovely

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  2. I LOVE GUACAMOLE! That's food group for me! I didn't know they made kits, but that's a great idea. I always just make my own and my costco avocados are perfect every single time.

    I didn't know you were such a Julia Childs! We'll have to meet one day and have a quacamole date!
    Your pics look so yummy, made my mouth water! yum.

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  3. Oh, you are making me very hungry. And your pictures are great!

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  4. Ooooh, that looks fun AND fabulous!! Yeehaw!!

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  5. Hey i wanted to catch you at church today and tell you that your outfit was so cute. I LOVE black and white! I also wanted to tell you that I sent you an Evite to Ambers Shower, and I may not have your most current Email. So know that you are invited and if you give me your email, I'll send you the info

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  6. Yummo...it looks delicious. I should use my molcajete more often for things like that.

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  7. Ooh that looks like a great kit!! I love guac - especially when it's fresh!!:)

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  8. Mmmmm, can I have a scoop? I could eat avocados every day.

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  9. Guacamole is one of the things I actually don't look for a kit to make. Everything else, I do. So glad you made a yummy treat. We'll have to have a Cinco de Mayo party and enjoy our Mexican food!

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  10. Okay, your lovely photos have made me hungry (or it could be that it's one o'clock in the morning and I'm pregnant...). Anyway, that kit has tempted me more than a few times--it's so pleasing to the eye. But your pictures of the process are even more pleasing. :D (That's a cheesy grin, just in case the 'D' didn't convey the cheese)

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Thank you for sharing your insights!