September 16, 2013

National Guacamole Day

“Oh great! My antidepressants ran out. Nothing quite dulls the pain like several half-full bags of Italian-Herb-Chipotle-Buffalo-Ranch-Guacamole-Thai-Peanut style chippity chunks." - Strong Bad

It's National Guacamole Day!

There are few things I love as much as guacamole. The Office, however, is one of them. And when those two things collided for a brief twenty-five seconds? My mind exploded...

While I continue to suffer withdrawals of The Office (I am seriously going through K├╝bler-Ross's Five Stages of Grief, which are denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance... I'll be totally honest, I'm gonna be stuck in the first stage for a long, long time), I think I'll lessen the pain of that gaping wound in my heart by overeating on guacamole. Which is totally okay, right?, since avo's (nicknamed "alligator pears") are full of good fats and vitamins.

The concept of guacamole was invented by the Aztecs who made ahuaca-mulli (which means “avocado mixture”), by smashing avocados with tomatoes and onion. Today, all Haas avocados trees that produce fruit were grafted seedlings/are genetic replicas from a single tree planted int he 1920's in California.

And now you're all the wiser, foodies!

Happy National Guacamole Day!