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I had a big guacamole craving tonight and whipped up a quick batch to share with my SO while we indulged in a few hours of Thursday night football. Somehow over the course of the day the entire bowl mysteriously disappeared, and now SO is wondering where all the amazing guacamole I was raving about is. Anyone else have a crazy addiction to guacamole? Once you start, you just can't stop.

head hanging in shame - entire bowl of guacamole in my happy tummy

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  1. Nothing to say but LOL. I have been known to do something, um, similar: not just with guacamole, but with fresh homemade salsa, which I can eat by the spoonful.

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    1. re: mamachef

      This. I could have posted exactly this. Also hummus.

      1. re: tzurriz

        She had to bring up hummus, right? And let's not even get into hot artichoke dip with spinach, served up with a box of full-fat Triscuits. We shan't go there atall.

        1. re: mamachef

          At least the artichoke-spinach dip has some nutritional value due to the spinach. My favorite hot artichoke dip is just a can of artichokes, a cup of mayonnaise, a cup of parmesan and some tabasco sauce, baked until it's hot and oozing oil. I like it with Club crackers or Ritz for the extra buttery flavor.

          1. re: biondanonima

            Mmmhmmmm. I add a package of drained chopped frozen spinach to mine, too, and convince myself I've just done something nice for ME!! (Note to self: must try w/ Ritz or Clubs, those little spheres and planks of oily, mouth-coating buttery goodness.)

            1. re: biondanonima

              Off to raid the cupboard ...

            2. re: mamachef

              This. All of this. Guacamole, fresh salsa, hummus, hot spinach and artichoke dip, Knorr's vegetable dip, even (trashy) french onion dip.... They don't stand a CHANCE with me around.

              I was just going to find the thread on snacking re: Triscuits. I made the sad mistake of buying a box of Wheat Thins, thinking it would go better with the cheese I bought today. All I can say is WHYYYYY??? Triscuits are ALWAYS the right choice!! For dip, for cheese, for just cramming in my mouth plain! As I ate the Wheat Thins, all I could think was that I wished they were Triscuits.

              As an aside: I tried the new (at least to me) dill Triscuits last week. Now, keep in mind, pickles aside, I'm not a big an of dill. But these were revelatory!

              1. re: kubasd

                I love me some trashy French onion dip, kubasd. And let's not forget 7-layer Mexican dip while we're at it.
                I haven't tried the dill Triscuits, but since I'll be in the cracker aisle anyway to pick up some nice oily Ritz or Club crackers, Why the Hell Not? I can't imagine that they'd be anything but num. After all, they're Triscuits!! (Try the full-fat garlic, if you haven't yet.) And on the Wheat Thins tip....that's what happens when we overthink things. Don't mess with perfection....but if you need them to be a vehicle for something, cottage cheese is a pretty good passenger. (Better on Triscuits, though.... :)

                1. re: mamachef

                  When she was little, Sis called Triscuits "Straw Crackers," and that's been their name in our family ever since! Good Straw.

                  1. re: pine time

                    Yes, Good Straw. Straw Nice, and healthy for you too. I was thinking though: I have an unopened box of the lower-fat Triscuits that I bought by accident. They're 35% lower in fat, so does that mean I can eat 35% more for full Triscuit-satiety? Or should I just return them? :)

                    1. re: mamachef

                      Mamachef,
                      You shouldn't return the low-fat Triscuits. Rather, try to think of something they would be good to hold, like a triple-cream Brie.

                      My favorite Trisuits are likely the Rye flavor, though I did a search just now and am amazed at how many flavors they make these days.

                      1. re: mamachef

                        Ugh, return them! I made that mistake once. Never again. Full fat, full sodium is where it's at. Eat as many as you want.

                        1. re: mamachef

                          That's why I don't buy triscuits, full fat or low fat. I eat the whole box then dispose of it. Husband always asks why I don't buy crackers.., um...

                      2. re: mamachef

                        Ohhhh 7 layer dip! My mom always made that for parties.... well, thinking back.... refried beans, meat, cheese, sour cream, olives, and diced tomatoes... not exactly 7 layers, but the bottom 3 were heated in the oven, then the last three were put on it cold. We NEVER had avocado or guacamole, I don't know if I'd even heard of it! But with extra sliced black olives (canned of course) on half and a bag of Tostitos... Heaven!!

                        I bought some Rosemary and Olive Oil Triscuits today... I do LOVE the garlic ones, too. Some sharp provolone (in the fresher log type form) on those Triscuits... yum! I have cottage cheese, I'll have to use the Wheat Thins with some of that. Pretty much anything dippable/scoopable is in my wheelhouse :)

                        1. re: kubasd

                          I love the Rosemary and Olive Oil and Garlic triscuits as well, but currently obsessed with the Black pepper variety.

                          1. re: fldhkybnva

                            Arrgghh - the "Black Pepper" Triscuits are hideously addictive. I always have a couple of boxes in my pantry since the day they were first introduced. Keep telling myself at least it has fiber. That's good, right? ;)

                          2. re: kubasd

                            Those Rosemary Triscuits would be amazing with some fresh shaved Parmigiano, wouldn't they? Ooooooh and provolone....I like your style; not smoked but sharp, that's the ticket.

                          3. re: mamachef

                            Wheat thins and pimento cheese are perfect together. But just like the other things mentioned here I can eat the whole bowl. :-)

                            1. re: suzigirl

                              suzigirl, you've done it again. This is your get-back for me giving the Molten Chocolate Mug recipe, isn't it? I'm on to you. I hadn't thought of 'minna cheese since it's a Summer staple here and we're way past that :) but WHY THE HELL NOT? I MEAN, DINNER Is Already (okay sorrysorry for shouting) basically a bar-food meal tonight! Which consists of Cream of broccoli soup w/ sharp cheddar, baked Texican layer dip, Hot and dirty artichoke dip w/ Club crackers, and now..........because there's not enough cheese happening, obviously: Pimiento cheese and of course Triscuits. Because there must always be Triscuits.
                              You people and the things you influence me to do. :)

                              1. re: mamachef

                                That stuff is like cake crack man. I had to level the playing field.seriously I haven done a snackfood dinner before. What a great idea. Now you got me to be bad. I am snacking it up for dinner this week. I want what you're having on my dinner menu. And i hate to say it but before my limited diet I could pound down three pimento cheese sammiches at one sitting. Yum

                                1. re: suzigirl

                                  Don't be forgetting chicken wings, now. And maybe some sate; those are awfully nice when they're chicken, with a ground peanut crust. You definitely need more snack foods in your life.

                                  1. re: mamachef

                                    Love me some snack foods. Including sate. My hamster wheel is turning

                          4. re: kubasd

                            Aw c'mon - there's nothing inherently "trashy" about "French Onion Dip". In fact, it's a very comforting blast from the past for me, as there were very few holidays during my childhood when a bowl of Lipton's Sour Cream Onion Dip wasn't present in one of those glass "chip 'n dip" sets that were so popular back then. And my mom was one unbelievably awesome cook - this dip was one of the very few things she didn't make completely from scratch, but everyone loved it so much, she felt it wasn't right not to serve it.

                            To this day I still put it together - & enjoy it - for old times' sake.

                            1. re: Bacardi1

                              Oh, I will eat French Onion dip with no shame, but the fact that it comes from a packet means that SOME people will call it trashy. I personally love it. And same with my mom.

                              1. re: kubasd

                                I love and happily parttake of all foods trashy. They are near and dear to my heart. Trashy in no way signifies "un-delicious." Even Velveeta has it's place; in Chile Queso. Yep, I said it. :) And that's not even real food!!

                                1. re: mamachef

                                  Another Velveeta lover here. Not for everything, but it does have its place. Makes a mean ooey-gooey Velveeta & crumbled bacon omelet. As well as the well-known Queso dip (paired with the uber-hot Rotel Habanero-style - woo hoo). And it came in handy for quick & impromptu grilled cheese sandwiches during Hurricane Sandy - melts in a jiffy.

                                  1. re: Bacardi1

                                    And its good in tater tot casserole

                                  2. re: mamachef

                                    ::sigh:: I feel like I'm at home... :)

                                    1. re: kubasd

                                      Come on in. Kick off your shoes. Stay awhile; everyone's friendly. Hope you brought something filthynasty to share, but if you didn't, there's plenty here!

                                      1. re: mamachef

                                        Hey, Marci -

                                        Know what kind of junque I can't get enough of lately? Kettle Chips Buffalo Bleu. Mmm-mmm-mmm. I'm on my fourth bowl today (my nutritionist said I can't bring the bag to the TV or the computer). Nothing else for dinner tonight.

                                        http://www.kettlebrand.com/our_produc...

                                        1. re: Jay F

                                          Those are so good!! Have you had the Spicy Thai version of Kettle Chips? OMG... soooooo fantastically good!! I cannot resist those.

                                          Mental Note: Buy some Spicy Thai Kettle Chips tomorrow...

                                          1. re: kubasd

                                            Just killed a bag of those a few days ago and they rock. Not to hot, not to sweet and nice balance of salt

                                            1. re: kubasd

                                              No. I haven't tried the Spicy Thai Kettle Chips. Do they taste like soy sauce?

                                              1. re: Jay F

                                                They taste vaguely of red curry and something spicy like ginger or galangal. I'm a fan.

                                                1. re: Jay F

                                                  Can't describe what they taste like, but they're GOOD! My favorite is honey mustard. Could eat the whole bag.

                                                  1. re: cheesecake17

                                                    I LOVE the honey mustard flavor. It's one of my other obsessions (the Buffalo Bleu are Krinkle Kut, which has spoiled me for regular chips for the time being).

                                                  2. re: Jay F

                                                    Like good thai food should... spicy, sweet, salty, with a hint of something sharp (acidic). Today I was bereft... the two stores I went to did not have any in stock. Woe is me!

                                                    1. re: kubasd

                                                      Maybe I'll try a bag. I've always declined because of how much I hated Doritos' Spicy Thai flavor.

                                                      1. re: Jay F

                                                        Oh I tried those. ONCE. They were disgusting.... these are the exact opposite, I promise!

                                                2. re: Jay F

                                                  Thank you for providing me with a craving to try these, Jay. And a mission to go on, next grocery store trip. Your nutritionist sounds like a very smart person. :) I know what I'm capable of decimating, either place.

                                                  1. re: mamachef

                                                    They're so, so good, the Kettle Buffalo Bleus.

                                                    1. re: Jay F

                                                      I hate you. :)

                                                      1. re: mamachef

                                                        I know. I hate you right back. :)

                                                        1. re: Jay F

                                                          Snicker. And I hate that chicken recipe too, which is why I've made it about a million times and it's WFD on Sunday!

                                                          1. re: mamachef

                                                            Isn't it the best? I think I'm going to make it soon, too. It has been too long (I've been mostly roasting chickens this year).

                                  3. re: tzurriz

                                    +1

                                    I have the same addiction to Guacamole AND Hummus!

                                    1. re: PotatoHouse

                                      I love this exchange from Spielberg's War of the Worlds:

                                      (Tom Cruise dips something in a container of hummus, and then says...)

                                      "What, what is that?"

                                      Little Dakota Fanning replies: "Hummus."

                                      Cruise: "Hummus?"

                                      Fanning: "From the health food place. I kept one of the menus from the last time we were here."

                                      (Cruise appears to be gagging.)

                                      Fanning, peevishly: "You said order!"

                                      Cruise: "I meant order 'food'!"

                                  4. re: mamachef

                                    I've been knownta scarf a whole sack o' pork rinds with a bottle o' Looziana hot sauce.

                                    1. re: Perilagu Khan

                                      Wow, as a pork rind and hot sauce lover, that is something I NEED to try.

                                      1. re: fldhkybnva

                                        Oh yeah.

                                      2. re: Perilagu Khan

                                        I always knew I loved you.

                                        1. re: mamachef

                                          Sadly, the Khantessa doesn't share my pork rind lust. (Wasn't "Pork Rind Lust" a minor Golden Earring hit?)

                                          1. re: Perilagu Khan

                                            No, that was Phish. Wait, no: they did "Pork Soda."

                                        2. re: Perilagu Khan

                                          Pork rinds, artichoke dip and hot sauce is what got me through Hurricane Sandy.

                                          1. re: JungMann

                                            To hell with evacuatin' if you've got rinds, sauce and arti-dip!

                                          2. re: Perilagu Khan

                                            LOVE pork rinds and hot sauce. I like to smear them with cream cheese and then dip in hot sauce - the cool cheese offsets the burn perfectly!

                                            1. re: biondanonima

                                              Pork rinds and hot sauce are the ultimate companions to beer. Especially pork rinds done Mexican style, with a little layer of fat.

                                              1. re: Tripeler

                                                Wow, I didn't know this was so popular! I thought I was the only pork rind lover as most people seem to be repulsed but have always eaten them plain. Several bags of pork rinds found their way into my cart tonight...here's to a weekend of pork rind combinations!

                                                1. re: fldhkybnva

                                                  Now that's what I call livin' large.

                                            2. re: Perilagu Khan

                                              My dad is on chemo and for some reason, pork rinds are one of the few things he can eat (he has his with a beer). My mom thinks they smell so bad she has to leave their apartment whenever he opens a bag.

                                              1. re: Isolda

                                                My wife is similarly averse, but thankfully not to that extent.

                                          3. Just reading the title of your post made me start laughing, I've had a few "whoops" moments myself when it comes to that Heavenly mix!

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                                            1. re: KSlink

                                              Perhaps I should just stay away for the sake of the world's supply of avocados :)

                                            2. The avocados? You're wondering where they went?

                                              Sometimes, honey, avocados go bad. And when you go to make guacamole with them, well, you realize that you have to just compost them instead.

                                              It's not like I'd make up a big dish of guac and eat it all before you got home. Right?

                                              Let me make you a sandwich. I'm not really hungry tonight for some reason.

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                                              1. re: DuchessNukem

                                                Falling all about laughing......

                                                1. re: DuchessNukem

                                                  Exactly. I tried to pull of the "avocados were bad" explanation for a few minutes but he saw right through me.

                                                  1. re: DuchessNukem

                                                    Heh. I hope your hub is one gullible dood.

                                                    1. re: Perilagu Khan

                                                      Pretty sure he knew I was, uh, "stretching" the truth. Well, flat out lying. He notices more than he comments on. I thought for years that I was pulling one over on him by taking the larger pizza slice (well I had to heat them up, cook's privilege!) -- apparently he was well aware. :)

                                                    2. re: DuchessNukem

                                                      Ah, Duchess, that's my ploy for ice cream: gee, honey, it got those icky ice crystals and I had to toss it. Ice crystals form in our house in less than 24 hours. Go figure. :)

                                                      1. re: pine time

                                                        Waaaaaaaahahaha! You just inadvertently paraphrased one of my favorite scenes in a movie. I forget the name, but it was Albert Brooks, w/ Debbie Reynolds as the mother who freezes EVERYTHING, up to and including salad. When he complains about the freezer burn on the ice cream, she tells him, "it's the protective coating."

                                                        1. re: mamachef

                                                          It was called, ironicly Mother

                                                          1. re: suzigirl

                                                            That's it!! I laugh just thinking about it!!

                                                      2. re: DuchessNukem

                                                        Oh I try to pull this so often, with all manners of food stuffs!! Oh that pie? Well, the crust was getting a bit stale! That bread? I gave it to the birds! You're wondering where the pizza went? The dogs got it! LOL

                                                        ETA: The poor dogs.... I used to blame them for homework, now the food.... always taking the rap for me :)

                                                        1. re: kubasd

                                                          I've been known to be a total klutz. Can you believe I tripped and the WHOLE bag of chips fell out on the floor?? And then I knocked the dip off the table! It was a MESS! Ugh. Spent the whole day cleaning up, really. Um. That's also why I smell like chips. They spilled on me. Just awful...

                                                          1. re: hyacinthgirl

                                                            That's your story and you're sticking to it. Lol

                                                            1. re: hyacinthgirl

                                                              Not guacamole and somewhat of an embarassing confession, but I love the straight out of the bag freezer Ore Ida crinkle fries (always have even as a wee tot) and have "lost" a bag or two in my past. I seem to have an insatiable appetite for those things and will proudly admit to polishing off an entire bag once or twice

                                                              1. re: fldhkybnva

                                                                You win, fldhkybnva! Hands down!

                                                              2. re: hyacinthgirl

                                                                hahaha!! Oh, honey... you wanted me to pick up a cake at the store? I'm sorry, I COMPLETELY forgot!! I'll run out right now and get one. I can't believe it, it just slipped my mind!

                                                                1. re: kubasd

                                                                  Devious dames on this board. Dam' devious. Practically spoils my faith in those of the feminine gland.

                                                                  1. re: Perilagu Khan

                                                                    And then there'd be me, PK. "The guacamole? I ate it, that's what. :)"

                                                                    1. re: mamachef

                                                                      *like*

                                                                      1. re: mamachef

                                                                        *mama draws a hawg-leg and brandishes it menacingly*

                                                                        "Feel lucky, punk? Well, do ya'?"

                                                            2. I was at a friend's house last month and she made a big bowl of guacamole with cilantro. When she brought it out she said she'd made me some without cilantro and she'd bring it right out. Twenty minutes later she said she just couldn't find it. Called me the next day to say it had shown up on her bedside table. She had gone into her bedroom to answer the phone in the midst of bringing me my guacamole and totally forgot where she'd left it.

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                                                              1. re: escondido123

                                                                haha "just couldn't find it," guacamole now has legs. I hope that that delicious bowl of goodness was consumed.

                                                                1. re: escondido123

                                                                  Love it!

                                                                2. I'm sort of lucky, I guess, in that my husband won't eat avocados while I LOVE them. So if I whip up a batch of guacamole, unless we're having guests, it's ALL FOR ME!! :)

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                                                                  1. re: Bacardi1

                                                                    Lucky you.

                                                                  2. I used to live on guac and ramen in my early college days....sometimes together..lol

                                                                    1. I have been known to Hoover a whole carton of cottage cheese with green olives or pineapple or peaches. And I could kill some guacamole

                                                                      1. Uh oh it's taco night again in a few short days...perhaps I will buy fewer avocados this week so at least if it disappears it's only 3/4 of a usual bowl vs the entire thing :)