Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Some Fun Holidays to Celebrate by Merrillee Whren


Today is National Spicy Guacamole Day. You can spice up your life by adding lots of chilies, jalapenos, cumin, or red chili flakes to your favorite guacamole recipe. Even though I live in southern Arizona, where guacamole is very popular, I'm not a fan, probably because I don't like avocadoes. What about you? Do you like guacamole?


 The other fun holiday is National Pickle Day. I do like pickles. I'm not sure which pickles are my favorite. When I was a kid, I didn't like dill pickles. Now I like them, especially on a cheeseburger. What is your favorite kind of pickle?

To celebrate these holidays, I'm giving away a copy of the first book in my Kellersburg series, HOMETOWN PROMISE, to one person who leaves a comment.


Merrillee Whren is the winner of the 2003 Golden Heart Award presented by Romance Writers of American. She is married to her own personal hero, her husband of forty-plus years, and has two grown daughters. Connect with her on her Facebook page and sign up for her newsletter.

21 comments:

  1. What fun holidays, Merrillee! I'm just the opposite--not a pickle fan but love guacamole.

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    1. Yeah, everyone around here love guacamole. I keep trying it just to see if my taste has changed. Nope!

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  2. I'm a rather boring eater and not a fan of either guacamole or pickles! (Do not enter me into the contest as I already have the book.)

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  3. Not a guacamole fan but love pickles

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  4. I enjoy both avocados and guacamole, as well as pickle! I used to can pickles when we had a large garden. Fun post, Merrillee!

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    1. Becky, my mom used to can pickles, too. I've never tried canning anything, even though I had a big garden. I just remember how much work it was.

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  5. I love pickles, both sweet & dill. I have learned to enjoy guacamole, especially since moving to Texas!

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    1. Pam, pickles are definitely good, sweet and dill. I like bread and butter pickles, too. Can't learn to like guacamole.

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  6. I love avocados and guacamole (as long as it's not too oniony). I also love dill pickles. Not a sweet pickle fan.

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    1. Tabi, interesting that you don't like sweet pickles. I loved those long before I liked dill pickles.

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  7. Merrillee, I actually love guacamole. My husband makes ours. In fact that’s part of what we had Sunday. We have a group that goes out to eat after church each Sunday.
    My husband loves pickles. Any kind. I can take them or leave them except dill relish in things. I know you don’t have any other items on here, but there’s one thing we like, It’s spicy pickled garlic. You have to try them before you judge them. 😊

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    1. Kathy, does the garlic taste like garlic even though it's pickled?

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    2. Yes, it has a garlicky taste, but nothing like eating a raw garlic clove. The spices add just the perfect combo.

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  9. Great article Merrilee. I like glacamole and avacodas. I also like home made watermelon pickles and jewish pickles. Thanks. rose blackard (at) gmaik. (dot( com

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  10. Rose, I had forgotten about watermelon pickles. It's been years since I've had those.

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  11. The first time I ate guacamole was in Bud and Jeanne's buffet in Casper WY in 1975!

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