Today I have to take my remedial gestational diabetes test. Four hours at the hospital, four hours of additional babysitting, four hours of thinking about the fact that I didn’t eat or drink anything for at least eight hours. Groan, groany McGroanerson.
Fingers crossed that I pass this one, because I do not abide by failing tests.
Gestational diabetes is boring!
Tests are boring!
You know what is more fun than gestational diabetes and tests?
I have more dip recipes this month than you can dip your dip in.
Dip, dippity, dip dip dip.
This is the go-to guacamole recipe in our house.
It’s straight out of the Barefoot Contessa cookbook with one addition, cilantro.
(I’ve gathered that Ina hates cilantro — lo, she is missing out.)
This is one of James’ specialties.
4 ripe Haas avocados
1/2 lemon’s worth of fresh lemon juice
8 dashes Tabasco sauce
1/2 cup tiny chopped red onion
1 large garlic clove, minced
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
1 medium tomato, seeded and finely chopped
1/2 cup finely chopped cilantro.
Halve and pit the avocados. Take a spoon and scoop all the flesh in spoon-sized pieces into a bowl. Add the lemon juice, Tabasco, onion, garlic and salt and pepper; toss all together with a spoon. Mash with a potato masher or a large fork if you like your guacamole more mushed.
Add the tomatoes and cilantro and stir to combine. Adjust the seasonings as needed.
And stand back as people try not to elbow each other in the face on their way to the bottom of the bowl.