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Make 'em Smile Guacamole

(read entire recipe before starting)

1 very small onion, finely chopped 1 medium-large tomato, cored and very finely chopped 2 cloves of garlic, peeled and very finely chopped 1/2 cup fresh cilantro, chopped3 ripe, medium avocados, peeled, seeded, roughly mashed1/4 cup of finely chopped leaf lettuce1 teaspoon salt (or to taste)pepper to tasteJuice of one small lime

In a medium bowl, mix the onion, tomato, garlic and cilantro. About 1/2 hour before serving, add avocado with the rest of the ingredients. Your goal is to create a thick mass of yum. Set aside for 10-15 minutes to let the flavors blend. Serve with your favorite tortilla chips or Mexican dish.

Pinto Beans

4 cups water 2 cups dried pinto beans 1 medium onion, chopped1/4 cup olive oil 2 cloves garlic 2 thick slices of bacon 1 teaspoon cumin

Mix water, beans and onion in 4-quart Dutch oven. Cover and heat to boiling; boil about 2 minutes. Remove from heat; let stand 1 hour. Add just enough water to cover beans. Stir in remaining ingredients. Heat to boiling; reduce heat. Cover and boil gently, stirring occasionally, until beans are very tender, approximately 2 hours. (Add water during cooking if necessary.) Drain, cover, and refrigerate beans. Use within one week.

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Memorial Day - US - May 30, 2005 - Memorial Day is a day that the United States remembers the soldiers who lost their lives so they can live in a free country. It was first observed on May 30, 1868. However, in the beginning, not all states celebrated this holiday. It did not become nationally recognized and accepted until 1971. Unfortunately, today, the true purpose of this special day has been lost in cook outs, beer drinking, and a day off from work. Don't get me wrong...all that is great...BUT, Let's not forget the cost of our freedom.

BBQ Burgers

1-1/2 pound ground sirloin1 medium onion, finely chopped1 bottle of favorite BBQ sauce2 tsp brown sugar1 Tblsp mustard1 Tblsp grill/steak seasoning8 hamburger bunsFavorite burger toppings (lettuce, tomato, onion, etc.)

Combine all ingredients thoroughly and shape into 8 burgers. Grill or fry to desired doneness.

PICNIC POTATO SALAD

7 medium-size baking potatoes1 cup mayonnaise1 Tblsp mustard1 teaspoon salt2 celery ribs, sliced2 Tblsp onions, finely chopped1 Tblsp fresh parsley, choppedPepper to taste

Garnish: 3 hard-boiled eggs, peeled and chopped (if desired)

Cook potatoes in boiling water until tender; drain and cool. Peel and slice. Combine all ingredients except potato, mix. Add potatoes and stir gently until well combined. Garnish with hard-boiled eggs, if desired. Chill 2-3 hours...or serve warm.

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Well, I hope you have enjoyed our journey...Happy Cinco de Mayo, Mother's Day, and Memorial Day!!!

 



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