"Hey Mama! I need some good recipes for the upcoming football season! Make it happen, Cap't!"
You see, I'm a former football widow... well it was my fault, really, because I stuck around on game days and played the happy housewife and hostess; cooking for 'the guys', putting up with the burping, the scratching, the profanity, the yelling, more scratching. You get my drift. The only thing I liked about football was the cooking.
One of the things that was my fallback hit was (and still is) guacamole.
1 garlic clove chopped
1/2 tomato, chopped
1/4 cup cilantro chopped
1 tsp salt
1 tsp ground black pepper
2 tsp chili powder
1/2 cup of fresh, or good quality store bought salsa (you choose how hot)
The juice of one lime
Tobasco or other hot sauce if desired
Put all of the ingredients in a large bowl, mash it up, and serve!! It doesn't look pretty, but DAMN it's good (if I may say so myself.)
If you choose to add some spice to your guac, reserve some to one side for the kiddos before adding it.