It’s been a tough and crazy week my friends: two of my good friends are moving to the west coast, my brother is off to college, I had my wisdom teeth out, plus an earthquake and a hurricane on top of all that!  Although I’m eating yogurt and pudding for a few days, I had a few posts prepared for the yummy meals I’ve shared with my friends and my brother before they left.

This post is for one of my best friends in the whole world who’s moving to Seattle this week.  She came to Long Island last weekend and we relived a little tradition that we and our roommates had when we lived together at college: Margarita Mondays.  I loved living with my best friends and I miss those days so incredibly much! Anyway, despite the fact that it wasn’t really a Monday, we made fajitas and margaritas and watched a super cheesy movie.

I’ve adapted this recipe from my Mom and it is a regular in my household.  I usually make it with chicken, but it’s also delicious with sauteed shrimp, sliced up skirt steak, or just the veggies for you vegetarians out there!  This guacamole recipe is a necessary accompaniment to the dish.


Momma’s recipe ♥

How I eat it: a little chicken, a lotta veggies, a massive amount of guacamole.



Besides chocolate, guacamole is the one thing that causes me anxiety. Yes, anxiety.  I love it so much that, when sharing it, I get worried that I will not get enough to satisfy myself. I know this sounds selfish. It is selfish. My roommates used to joke that I must’ve been raised in a family of ten children the way I gobble up my “fair” share of guacamole or cookies or brownies or chocolate pie. I only have one brother..

I love all the guacamole recipes that I’ve tasted, but my favorite is my mom’s. I do like cilantro, but for those of you who were born with that supposed gene that makes cilantro taste like metal rather than a fresh and citrusy herb, this is a great way to make delicious guacamole without it.

 Momma’s recipe ♥

 How I eat it: selfishly. with some restaurant style tortilla chips. and maybe a margarita =)