Tonight I made up some guacamole. I love the stuff. MMmmmmMMmm avocado goodness. In went one yellow and one red tomato, freshly squeezed lemon juice, finely diced garlic, diced white onion, a couple of finely diced red chilies, a little cumin, basil, sea salt and fresh ground pepper to taste. (Yes, no cilantro; I got out of the habit of using cilantro when P's mom, who hates the stuff, and I lived together.) In the large metal bowl I used for these things, I mashed it all up with a fork. I use a fork instead of the blender or other puree-er of food as I like my guacamole to have some texture. So nothing very out of the ordinary ... except the avocado.
I usually use 2-4 avacados, depending on whether I'm making a little bit of gauc for myself or enough for a bunch of guests. But tonight I only used one avacado. Despite using just one avacado, the mixing bowl is full and the proportion of avocado to other ingredient is perfect. This was managed because I purchased an extra large avocado. That's what the sign said, and they weren't joking: these things are massive. When P and I saw the bin of them in the grocery we just had to get one. There was probably somewhere between 4-6 avocados worth of fruit in this one extra large avocado.
The flavour is great, too, as I "had" to try some while making it to ensure a proper mix. =) It tastes just like any other avocado, it was wonderously, perhaps even a bit absurdly, large. And that humoured me for some reason. Perhaps I'm easily amused, after all. ;)
The guac is currently sitting in the fridge letting the flavours permeate the avacado mash fully. In a couple of hours I'll pull it out and wage battle against this extra large avocado goodness with a bag of tortilla chips. =)
Oh, and I finally downloaded the video from yesterday's KDE video cast and I'll be putting up a torrent for it tomorrow. Sorry for the delay, it was just a busier weekend than I anticipated. I'll post a link in my blog when the torrent goes live. Unlike the avocado, however, it will only be regular size.