Wednesday, May 5, 2010

¡OLE! Feliz Cinco De Mayo!!

Feliz Cinco De Mayo mis amigas!!

I was going to write this entire post in espanol, but I decided I wouldn't torture you all with my pathetic language skills.  Hope everyone is having a lovely Cinco De Mayo.  Mexican is my FAVORITE type of food, so I love a good excuse to have an awesome Mexican dinner.

Babbling Brooke's Gorgeous Guacamole

I LOVE Guacamole sooo much.  During the summer, I like to whip up a bowl of guac to start off dinner.  This is my recipe:

4-5 ripe (dark skin, gives slightly to the touch - but not mushy)
2 firm Roma tomatoes (you can add more!)
1 pinch salt
1 pinch chile powder
1/4 cup loosely packed roughly chopped fresh cilantro
1/8 tsp chopped garlic
1/8 tsp lime juice

Mash up the avocados or beat them with a stand mixer (for very smooth guac).  Stir in tomatoes, salt, chili powder, cilantro, garlic, and lime juice.  Add additional salt to taste (this MAKES the gauc - you need salt!).  Enjoy with wholegrain or authentic tortilla chips (none of that Tostitos junk!) or as a topping for burritos, chili, tacos, tortilla soup, and more!  Have a margarita too!

For my nails today, I went totally colorful (and found this fun folder that matched as a background!).  These are all shades from Zoya's new Flash Collection, which I will be showing you guys soon.  I LOVE how bright and fun these colors are, so I thought they would be perfect for Cinco De Mayo.
Pinky to thumb: Maura, Jancyn, Jolene, Perrie, and Robyn.

Have a fun and fabulous Cinco De Mayo everyone!!


ShortAndSweetNails said...

Oh yeah guacamole!! HMMMMMM

Perles & Paillettes said...

I LOVE guacamole and mexican food :D

Mel said...

I feel famous ;)

Unknown said...

hahaha I heart you, Melanie :) I LOVE our cheers toast picture!!


Happy Cinco de Mayo and HAPPY DONE WITH YOUR WRITING PROJECT DAY! You deserve one mammoth Margarita! :)

Paulina said...

Your pictures are making me so hungry!!

Kathy said...

I love salsa more but guac is okay in my book. Love the skittles! My Zoya order is coming on Friday!

Unknown said...

haha, thanks Paulina :)

Kathy - I'd LOVE to have a great salsa recipe - I LOVE salsa! Especially the chunkier kind (I believe it is called Pico De Galo?). I can't wait to see your Zoyas!!!! I'll be checking the forum this weekend to see :D

Bunny Masseuse said...

How funny, I did a hand of all of my current Zoya polishes as swatches too!

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