Classic Tableside Guacamole

Classic Tableside Guacamole | My Southern Sweet Tooth

It’s hard to believe that May is already here… like whaaaat?? Where did April go? I feel like I’ve said this at the end of every month, but 2017 is already moving so fast. Before we know it, summer will be here and I’ll be sitting outside, in 100 degree weather, eating a big slice of bright red watermelon. I can’t wait! The first “official” day of summer is sometime in June, but here in Texas it’s going to feel like it a whole lot sooner. But first, before I get ahead of myself, we have to make it through May. Obviously because Cinco de Mayo is in a couple days, it’s only fitting that I share my classic tableside guacamole recipe with y’all!

One of my all-time favorite restaurants, Mi Dia From Scratch, serves this phenomenal tableside guac. They add in all of the essential ingredients needed to make basic guacamole (onions, avocadoes, tomatoes, etc.), but they throw in sundried tomatoes, bacon, and a whole bunch of other genius add-ins. Although I didn’t add anything fancy this particular batch, I listed them in the recipe below. Feel free to give them a try!

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Tomato Soup (sundried tomatoes & turkey bacon)

 

Recently, I planted some tomato seeds. I promised myself I would take care of it, but I haven’t checked on them in 2 days… whoops. It’s actually been pretty humid this week, so hope they’re okay! Warmer weathers are ahead of us, so I’d better get my game on if I want my tomato plants to survive. Even if they don’t, I can still get nice, red tomatoes from Whole Foods without the hassle of planting seeds and watering them every day! Anyways, I was so inspired by planting these tomatoes that I wanted to make my own tomato soup recipe. Except, it’s got a fun twist that includes two secret ingredients… turkey bacon and sundried tomatoes.

Let me explain.

I baked about a cup of sundried tomatoes, cut in half, in the oven for 4 hours at about 200 degrees fahrenheit. I drizzled them with some olive oil and salt and pepper, and they were amazing! If y’all haven’t tried making your own, I’ve linked a more detailed tutorial here. Also, I’m not the world’s biggest fan of regular bacon. I know, I know, I’m judged all the time for it. However, I was at Whole Food’s the other day and I saw a package of turkey bacon in the meat section, and decided that I had to try it. And I loved it! If any of y’all haven’t had it before, it basically tastes like chicken, but in the shape/texture of bacon. So now I can say I (kind of?) like bacon, I guess!

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Sweet Potato Breakfast Hash

Lately, I’ve been getting ready faster in the morning so I’ll have time to make a nice breakfast for myself before I head off to school in the mornings. I’m really proud of myself for that because I used to not eat breakfast at all, and my stomach would growl during class! Embarrassing. Plus, I’d be super drowsy the entire day and almost inhale my food during lunchtime.

One of my new year’s resolutions is to eat breakfast, drink more water, and eat healthier in general. I’ve been having things like avocado toast, acai/smoothie bowls, breakfast burritos, and lots of fruit.

However, when the weekend rolls around, I’ll make something super fancy and savory – like this sweet potato hash! It’s packed with all sorts of deliciousness, like Italian sausage, onions, bell peppers, eggs, and the star of the show, sweet potato. It’s packed with all sorts of protein and nutritious vegetables, which is a perfect to start off your day!

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Pesto Gnocchi

First of all, I’d like to say that I am not an expert at the art of pasta making, at all. I just happened to have two leftover potatoes sitting in my fridge, so I thought, “why not make some gnocchi?” Life’s about being spontaneous, right? Anyways, I know this probably isn’t the traditional way of making gnocchi, pasta-wise and sauce-wise.

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