What did you do this weekend? Did you get outside? Did you eat some good food?? Did you curl up on the couch and watch 5 episodes in a row of Friday Night Lights because you’re addicted??? If you did all 3 of those things, call me asap because we need to be spending more time together. That was my weekend in a nutshell.
We had friends staying with us from Minnesota so we played tourists in our own city and ate lots of good food, walked down some fun streets, and then crashed hard with some Friday Night Lights!
I’m proud to announce that we’ve now done Franklin’s BBQ. No, we didn’t just go and eat the food… there’s so much more to the experience! We woke up at 6:30am, made breakfast tacos to go, packed a cooler, loaded our camping chairs and blankets into the car, hand picked some games for the wait, and drove to the restaurant. We got there at 8am, settled in with some coffee, met our new line friends, and mentally prepped for the next 6 hours.
If you’ve never done Franklin’s before, you have to!! It’s totally worth it. Yes, we were in line for 6 1/2 hours, but it’s not an ordinary line! You get to sit in your comfy chairs, play games, chat, drink, eat whatever snacks you brought, and dream about the BBQ you’ll be eating in the next few hours. And let me tell you, holy cow the food is amazing. We actually tried ALL THE MEATS and it was all great. From highest to lowest, my favorites were Brisket, Pork Ribs, Smoked Turkey, Beef Ribs, Pulled Pork, then Sausage. And the pie!! You must get the pie!! We tried all of them but one and I actually had a hard time deciding what I like more between the meat and the pies at the end.
On to guacamole. I just had to share this picture with you of the icky brown avocados and the not yet ripe ones. That’s just how it always goes, isn’t it?? Whenever I’m craving guac it seems like I have about a 2 minute window between when the avocado isn’t ripe enough to when it’s turned brown.
We make a lot of guac around our house, but way too often we stick to the same recipe! Not that there’s anything wrong with it, but there are so many possibilities for spicing up guac that I thought it was high time to do so. This combo of the two citrus fruits plus red onion, mango, and avocado is one of my favorites. It adds the perfect amount of sweetness with the mango and red onion along with the tart citrus juice to the ever cool avocado. Why have regular old guac when you can have Mango Citrus Guac??
- 2 large avocados
- 1 mango
- 2 tablespoons minced red onion
- 2 tablespoons fresh squeezed orange juice
- 1 tablespoon fresh squeezed lime juice
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- Cut avocados in half, take out the core, then peel and mash avocado in small serving bowl.
- Peel mango and then chop fruit into small pieces.
- Mix mango into mashed avocado along with minced red onion, orange juice, lime juice, and salt.
- Serve immediately with chips or cover with plastic wrap and store in fridge for later.