Posts tagged ‘snack’

May 10, 2011

Lovely Day

The weather has been perfectly delightful these past couple of days. We can finally open the windows and let the spring breezes air out this stuffy apartment. It seems like just yesterday I was knee-deep in snow, but boy am I glad we are over that! Winter is always good for baking warm pies and cookies, but the spring is a time to celebrate fresh fruits and vegetables.

To honor the coming of summer solstice I decided to whip up a quick guacamole, fry up some tortilla chips, pop open a seasonal brew and take a leisurely break.

Guacamole

I went with Anchor’s Summer Beer, it’s a superb seasonal selection. My roommate started drinking these Anchor beers from San Francisco awhile ago. They have a ton of different brewskies and they all taste great!

Perhaps, I will look into having a little Anchor brewery tasting night…

Classic Guacamole

2 Ripe avocados

1 Nice sized on-the-vine tomato

1 Small red onion

1 Jalapeno

2-3 Tbsp. Sour cream

Juice of half a lime

Salt + Pepper to taste

Mash up your avocados in a bowl, I like to leave it a little chunky. Cut your onion, jalapeno, and tomato pretty small and add to the avocado. Add the sour cream, mix up. Add your lime, salt, and pepper to your liking.

Easy Peasy lemon squeezy!

Oh yeah! and you have listen to this song while you do all of this.

Lovely Day by Bill Withers

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May 9, 2011

Cuán agradable!

Last summer, I learned how to make empanadas at the fantastic restaurant I work at and since, have made them a bunch of times for a little snack. Recently, the chef started making these tantalizing pastries filled with goat cheese and guava for brunch. Boy Howdy! The combination of sweet guava and salty cheese all warmed up and bursting at the seams is a thing of pure beauty.

This week there were no left over empanadas for me, so I caved into the craving and made them at home. The best part is that you can make a big bowl of dough, fill them up with anything you like and bake them off  all week.

A perfect pocket pastry and a simple cerveza made for a relaxing afternoon treat.

Empanadas

It’s a great pair with cold beer if you are like me and can’t contain yourself, so you end up biting into the piping hot morsel, burning your mouth and start running around the kitchen for something to cool you down.

That Tecate was a real life saver.

Guava and Goat cheese

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