We recently went on a great vacation with some friends of ours to Atlantis in the Bahamas. While there we relaxed, swam, caught up on reading, and ate. The food there is very good and you have a huge selection to choose from. But sadly, towards the end of our trip, I caught a cold that only escalated when we got home. The day after we made it back home I was barely able to get out of bed. I was miserable. Luckily, I had a great nurse at home to take care of me, my husband.
He was very sweet and unpacked our bags, went to the grocery store, and even cooked ALL the meals. Before this week the only cooking experience he had was grilling and microwaving bacon. So I was very surprised by what he came up with each day. For breakfast he made scrambled eggs with cheese and bacon. One night he made a pork loin with corn on the cob. He came up with a great recipe for the corn. He removed the silk, rubbed it with Ranch Dressing, and rolled it in parmesan cheese, chili powder, and paprika. It was so delicious. I was very impressed.
The next night he really shocked me by making tacos with refried beans, Mexican rice, and homemade guacamole! For someone who didn’t know how to cook he sure put together a great meal. He even managed to come up with some great new ideas for his guacamole. And to top it off, he took pictures for me so I could use it all in my blog. Wow!
To make his guacamole he sliced and mashed three avocados. He then added in ½ cup of chopped onion, ½ cup of canned tomatoes (great idea, a lot easier than the fresh tomatoes I always use), two green onions, two limes, cilantro, and one clove of garlic minced. It turned out great! I never thought to add green onions but it gives it a great new flavor and the canned tomatoes save a lot of time. I did get to teach him one trick though. When you store your guacamole squeeze half a lime on top and it will keep it from turning brown in the fridge. Worked like a charm!
Although being sick was miserable, I think we both learned a lot. I learned from his example how to really take care of someone when they are sick and how nice it is to let someone help me out every once in a while. I think he learned how much work it is to make a meal plan, get the groceries, get home with all the groceries, put them all away, prepare the meal, serve it, pack leftovers for lunch, clean it up, and take pictures of it all for a blog. He also learned how fun it can all be too. And, to my husband’s laundry list of great traits I can now add chef! I am a lucky girl for sure. I may be walking away from this cold with a lingering cough, but I am definitely left feeling more loved than ever!
Jeremy’s Guacamole Makeover
3 Avocados peeled and sliced
½ Cup chopped onion
½ Cup canned diced tomatoes drained
2 Green onions chopped
1 Clove of garlic, minced
¼ Cup chopped cilantro leaves
2 Limes, juiced
Mash avocados in bowl until slightly lumpy. Add in remaining ingredients and stir till combined. Dig in!