How to make easy guacamole with stuff that’s in your fridge

Who doesn’t love fresh guac? The other day I realized I had two good sized avocados that were about to be over ripe. So, I checked around my kitchen and realized I had all the fixins’ of one of the best snacks of all time: guacamole! 🥑


  • 2 avocados
  • 1 tomato
  • Onion (I had like a little red onion, so that’s what I went with, but typically yellow is the way to go)
  • Chilis (jalapeños work best. I happened to keep hatch green chilis on hand 🤷🏼‍♀️)
  • 1-2 tsp lime juice
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Serving size: 40 g

1. Dice the onion and tomato into small pieces.

2. Cut the avocados in half, remove the pit (either by using a knife or just squeezing it out if the avocado is ripe enough), and scrape into a bowl.

3. Add the tomatoes, onion, about 2 tsp hatch chilis, salt, pepper, and lemon juice and mix.

4. Depending on your preferences, you can add more spices to the mix. I like a good amount of flavor, so I added 1 tsp of cayenne and 1 tsp cumin.

5. Grab your favorite chips and enjoy!

How to defrost chicken quickly

Want to cook some chicken, but it’s frozen solid? Or did you just forget to pull it out of the freezer, even though The Hubs (aka my husband) asked you several times…Yeah, that happens a lot. But, thankfully, it’s pretty easy to quickly get it de-frozen (that’s totally a word!).

Step one: get your chicken and a bowl. (Shout out to Costco’s giant bags of frozen chicken – you the real MVP here.)

Step two: put the chicken in a plastic bag.

Step three: add COLD water to the chicken bowl. Don’t add hot water, you’ll get sort of cooked, gross chicken.

Step three: wait about 30-60 minutes, check and/or flipping halfway through. If you need to, dump out the water and put fresh water in. The point is to get the ice up to thawing temperature.

Step four: cook the chicken! I pulled my chicken out to add it to some leftover butter chicken (yum!) for dinner.

Let me know how you cooked yours!