She calls herself the Pintester. She isn't afraid of her potty mouth. She's fun, will try stupid stuff - sure, I pinned the "how to cut a wine bottle with string and fire" but I'm not stupid enough to try it. She was. Er, she was daring enough. But if I accidentally light my ex-husband's house on fire, chances are I'd have a lot more explaining to do than your average person. So anyway, she's doing this thing. It's called the Pintester Movement - you should go check it out. But if you're super lazy, the idea is this: Get off your lazy ass and actually DO something that you pinned. Take a picture. Write about it. Share the goodness. Or, potentially, the badness. Turns out badness probably has a lot more comedic potential...
I signed up for it and then went digging through my pins. I do DO my pins. Well, some of them. But I don't usually blog about them, unless they're scrapbook related. And I only really have two kinds of pins: scrapbooking and things that will land up on my hips. And ass. And chin. Sweet mother of Abraham Lincoln, my chin is going to end with its own zip code. And of the food pins, a vast majority are 'blonde' - some sort of cheese/noodle, cheese/egg, cheese/potato combination. I really don't like to cook and I can only be bothered if I'm really going to love it. Turns out those three combinations are the only meal-type foods that I've deemed worthy of spending time in the kitchen for. I have some sweets pinned, but meh. Cheese is where it's at. So yeah. I'm searching through my pins, looking for something that's worth all that effort...and then picked the one that required the least amount of effort.
I chose a bacon and guacamole grilled cheese sandwich from the closetcooking.com blog.
Now might be a good time to confess that I've never purchased an avocado. It's on my to-do list. But it scares me. I have an awful track record for buying produce. I love plums, but I don't buy them. No matter how soft and tender and juicy they feel in the store, at home they morph into bitter, purple leather balls. Same deal with peaches - only they're not purple. In fact, that goes for just about every fruit with the exception of apples, tangerines and bananas. And I've screwed a couple of those up, too. So yes. I'm scared of buying avocados. I don't know what a bad avocado tastes like, and I'd like to keep it that way.
So. How does one make a bacon and guacamole grilled cheese sandwich without buying an avocado? Well, as it happens, one passes THREE Chipotles on the ride home from work. And why would one risk buying an avocado, go to all the work of making guacamole when fantastic guacamole can be had for a mere $1.80. Yes. I cheated. Don't care.
Why? Why does a rule follower such as myself feel that it's okay to scootch past the spirit of the 'game'? Because sometimes the ends justify the means.
Meet my end:
And no shit. This was TASTY. I'm not even a bacon fan, but there's something about that salty, smoky flavor that really makes the cool, refreshing guacamole sing. Oh. SO GOOD.
Molly is my only kid who is daring enough to eat guacamole. So when it was time for a taste test she was the only one who didn't snort at me in that teenager "yeah. right." kinda way.
Go Molly! I'm really proud of her for being brave enough to try it. I don't think she L♥♥♥VED it, but she said it was pretty good.
So here it is, the Pin and the Tested:
They win for the prettier picture, but I'm still calling it a damn tasty success!
Nom nom nom.