(A) I got into NYU's Summer Publishing Institute. Woot. woot! I have lots of preprogram work to dp, which I am naturally taking my sweet time doing. In between legitimate bouts of work I do stuff like this:
(B) Making Stuff.
I don't know if you know this but I am seriously addicted to avocado. I never liked avocado before refused to give it a chance. I only discovered months ago that I love that creamy little fruit. Since then, it's like I've been making up for lost time. Whenever I can get my hands on avocado I do it. On burgers at restaurants, whatever. Of course then there's guacamole. A culinary gem. I had my mother buy me some from the store the other day-- add a couple tortilla chips and you have a solid snack. I tore through that guacamole like it was nothing. Gone in days. So my mom had this bright idea to buy the ingredients and I would make my own. Here's what's in it:
-Lemon and lime juice (fresh-squeezed)
-Salt & Pepper
There are no exact measurements, I just chopped and added as I saw fit. If you're into jalepenos, add those too. This is just how I prefer my guacamole. The cayenne pepper adds a hint of heat without detracting from the flavor. I could eat it with a spoon. Dads prefer the tortilla vehicle.
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After all that guacamole excitement, which took 10 minutes, tops (really, it's so easy), I still wanted to be making things. I wanted something just as quick and dirty as guac, with readily available ingredients. And so, rice pudding. It's one of my dad's favorites. I don't so much follow a recipe for the dessert, either. The recipes all have stuff (raisins) my dad doesn't like, so I have to adjust everything in my head anyway. Still, it's simple enough, as long as you have: