Comforting…

by agirlandhermutt on May 2, 2011

Phew. This past week has been toouuuuggghhh. Funerals are NOT fun, but being with family was quite comforting. I also found it really comforting to get all your comments, tweets, and messages expressing your condolences. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

I got home on Saturday night and was not in the mood to cook. I wanted something comforting and easy. I’m no different than most. My comfort food includes all things carb-o-licious. Mashed potatoes, mac & cheese, spaghetti, and anything else that is white with carbs. However, after a full week of “fun eating” with my Dad and eating on the go in Pittsburgh, I wasn’t in the mood for a totally full belly. Enter…guacamole. I love all Mexican food. I think it has a  lot to do with my love of beans. Guac is part of that love.

Everything in my house is easy. Including making guac. Here is a great base  that you can easily add whatever spices or herbs (cilatro…ewww) that you would like and doesn’t break the calorie bank.

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Guac Remix!

In the mix:
-1 ripe avocado
-Salsa to taste (start with 2 tbsp and add as wanted)
-1 Laughing Cow Swiss Cheese Wedge

*Cut your avocado up to mix with the salsa and cheese.  The cheese will add that creaminess that mayo usually gives guac.

*Mix together and ENJOY!

The color isn’t the best and it doesn’t look absolutely amazing, but it tastes like LOVE and all things comforting. Creamy, flavorful and filling!

When my dad came for a visit he introduced me to some excellent chips from the big T (Target!). Mmm…

Why don’t all chip companies do this resealable thing on their bags?!

I could have divided this up to share with The Scientist, but I managed to eat it ALL ON MY OWN.

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In other news…to brighten my spirits I joined my buddies at Tea Party Karen’s for a lovely Sunday tea. It was just what a girl needs to lift her ‘tude and put a smile on the face.

 

I took a little nibble of each of these. I completely down the tea sandwiches.

Tea party hats were busted out. Tina can wear this baby like no other woman in the room could. So jealous.

Big thanks to Karen for having us all over and filling our bellies with good grub. Oh…and thanks for the mimosas. Winking smile

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So I’m officially back on track. I’m back to the gym today. I’m back to bringing my lunch to work. I’m back to cooking my dinners at home. It feels good to be back. I never realized I enjoyed so much of my routine! I’m an old lady and didn’t even know it. Smile Have a wonderful week and I will see you on Wednesday!!!

Do you like cilantro?

I think it tastes like soap. Dirty ol’ soap. How can people enjoy it?!

 

{ 20 comments… read them below or add one }

Michelle P. May 2, 2011 at 2:35 pm

Been thinking about you alot this past week E. Glad you are back in business and feeling better. Miss you, sorry I have been so absent lately. I think I’m finally crawling out of the post-moving void. Let’s chat soon :)

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agirlandhermutt May 3, 2011 at 10:42 am

Sounds good! :) Miss ya!

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Beth @ Beth's Journey May 2, 2011 at 2:59 pm

Hi Erin! Sorry you’re going through such a rough time, but it’s great you got to be with your family.

I am a cilantro lover… I’d bathe in the stuff if it cleaned me! =)

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agirlandhermutt May 3, 2011 at 10:42 am

I’m alone in my distaste for cilantro!

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"Tea Party" Karen May 2, 2011 at 3:10 pm

I’m so glad you joined us for the tea. Good friends are always the best medicine!

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agirlandhermutt May 3, 2011 at 10:42 am

Totally. Thanks so much for having us!

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Andrea @ Vegvacious May 2, 2011 at 3:16 pm

Yum! Love your quick & easy version of guac. I’m heading to Target this Saturday, so I’ll definitely be keeping an eye out for those chips.

Hate, hate, hate cilantro!

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agirlandhermutt May 3, 2011 at 10:43 am

Thank you Andrea. I feel validated!

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Mindy@FSL May 2, 2011 at 5:41 pm

Cheese in guac?! Sheer genius!!!

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agirlandhermutt May 3, 2011 at 10:43 am

And delicious!

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Noelle Reese May 2, 2011 at 7:23 pm

Welcome home girly! I’m crazy about you, BUT we must talk LOL Cilantro is not eww!! I love that stuff on EVERYTHING LOL And those bags?? They are the worst LMAO Try pouring the chips into a sandwich bag to make lunches LOL It is impossible! you have to reach your hand in and get everything under your nails Ewww LOL :)

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agirlandhermutt May 3, 2011 at 10:43 am

Ha! I just eat them straight from the bag. Not so messy that way. ;)

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Tiffany @ Simply Shaka May 2, 2011 at 7:51 pm

I’m happy you got to be with your fam this wknd, considering the circumstances and all.

I love the idea of adding LC to guac–duh–why haven’t I thought of that??? Genius!

I bought a bunch of cilantro today and was smelling it and wondered how do some people NOT like cilantro? I would bathe in it if possible!

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agirlandhermutt May 3, 2011 at 10:44 am

There are too many of you bathing in this junk! ;) Its a cilantro world apparently.

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Aimee May 2, 2011 at 10:07 pm

Sorry to hear about your loss, funerals are tough, but it’s always so nice when the family gathers around.

Love the hats/tea party! I kind of wanted to do something like that too, looks like a lot of fun.

As for cilantro, I don’t hate it, but I don’t love it either. It’s meh. :)

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agirlandhermutt May 3, 2011 at 10:44 am

I love the word meh. Makes me giggle.

Any time you can wear a fancy hat a good time is bound to be had.

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Neyal @ Looking Up While Slimming Down May 2, 2011 at 10:46 pm

Sorry for your loss. :(

Cilantro–i actually like it. Though I went through a stage where I couldn’t eat it b/c my husband read somewhere that when you kill stink bugs they smell like cilantro and dirty socks and low and behold, they do. So it took me awhile to want to eat cilantro again.

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agirlandhermutt May 3, 2011 at 10:45 am

Oh my gosh! Well I dislike cilantro even more now. The combo of stink bugs and dirty socks? ewww!

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Jen May 2, 2011 at 11:21 pm

Glad to hear you’re feeling better. It’s so true about getting back into the routine, makes things seem normal again. Oh Cilantro is one of my favorite herbs! Especially on Mexican food. I’m with Tiffany…if bathing were an option, count me in.

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agirlandhermutt May 3, 2011 at 10:45 am

How are we friends?! ;)

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