Monday, July 9, 2012

Lois' Guacamole

I once worked at a place where we all loved potlucks. We would have one for breakfast and usually snack the rest of the day. No one went to lunch because, by then, we were too full to eat!

Having a breakfast potluck was new to me. I was used to doing "lunch" potlucks where my "Me and Paul's Meatballs" always got me by. (My "recipe" for this was a bag of frozen meatballs and a jar of Paul Newman's Sockaroo Spaghetti Sauce, which I put in a crock pot as soon as I got to work around 6:30 am and it smelled great by lunch!) Hey, what can I say? I'm not a cook, I'm a mixer!

Anyway, back to the breakfast potluck. I usually took biscuits and a crock pot of sausage gravy. The two most popular breakfast items were strange bedfellows:

The first was one guy's corn beef hash. This always went quick (he confessed he just opened three cans of hash and heated it in the microwave at work) and everyone always asked for his recipe!

The second was Lois' guacamole. Even I thought it was to die for, and I hate avocado and seldom try guacamole.

Lois was kind enough to copy the recipe for me, so I'm going to share it here:

  • 1 can (4 1/2 oz) chopped black olives
  • 8 to 10 small to medium avocados
  • 1 can (10 oz) Ro-Tel original diced tomatoes and green chilies
  • 2 packages mild guacamole mix
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
Mix and mash everything together and cover and chill.


  1. You made me giggle (thankyou). I used to love a breakfast buffet before we moved to the boonies. The women sure loved Paul for his um sauce! I saw him and Tom Cruise together at the hotel I worked at. There's ah story there!!

  2. What a great idea-never thought of a breakfast potluck! How cute would it be for everyone to come as is on a Saturday morning-at home of course-not at work.