My family adores avocados and we put them on everything. They’re terrific in breakfast burritos with eggs, cheese & hot sauce, perfect in salads, and oh, so yummy in fish tacos! I’ve been known to make an enormous batch of guacamole and eat the whole thing myself. Avocados from Mexico can be found at your local grocery store year-round, but this is such a great time of year for them. Mexico is the only place in the world where avocado trees naturally bloom four times a year…and there are so many fun and creative ways to use them in recipes, like this spooky guacamole I made for a party. It was a hit with both the kids and adults.
Here’s what you’ll need for the guacamole:
6 ripe avocados
Juice of one orange
Juice of one lime
Juice of one lemon
2 Tablespoons minced garlic
One small red onion
Directions: Mash avocados, chop onion, chop tomato, mix in orange, lemon & lime juice, add garlic & salt & pepper to taste.
Here’s what you’ll need for bat chips & creepy fingers & spider web :
Five long carrots
package of corn tortillas
bat cookie cutter
Directions & putting it all together: Make bat shaped chips with your cookie cutter. Lightly cover with olive oil and salt and bake at 350 for 10 minutes or until golden brown. Put the guacamole in the cauldron. Put a little bit of sour cream in a plastic bag and cut the corner, so the sour cream squirts out and you can draw your web. Once you’ve done that, place your spider wherever you think it looks best. Peel all five carrots, then cut a little piece off the tip to put your black “nail”. Use a little cream cheese as the adhesive and then stick the raisin in place. Finally, assemble the creepy carrot fingers in your guacamole!
Now, here’s your chance to put on your creative cap and make some Spookamole for your next Halloween bash. Avocados from Mexico is running a recipe contest and you have your shot at $1000! Here’s the link to enter.
Disclosure: I wrote this review while participating in a Spookamole blog tour by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Avocados from Mexico and received avocado items to facilitate my review and a promotional item to thank me for taking the time to participate.