I belong to a local writer's group entitled In Print Professional Writers' Organization. In Print issued a blogger's challenge for 2013; blog the alphabet. Whatever it is you write about, do a weekly alphabetically themed blog.
Last night my family had the tender chicken, re-purposed as chicken tacos. I sliced the chicken, added to a large sauce pan with 2/3 cup water and 2 tlbs homemade taco seasoning. In another pan, I sauteed 1/2 green bell pepper, 1/2 orange bell pepper and 1/2 sweet onion. I set out the usual sides for tacos - at least the usual side dishes for our house. Hot sauce, sour cream, and my personal favorite, the avocado.
I grew up in a house where we had a home cooked hot meal every night, but bless her heart, my mom used those dehydrated sour cream packets that you mix with milk. Learning how to handle an avocado was not part of my youth.
If you don't know, or never did the science experiment in elementary school, avocados have a large, hard seed in the middle. Using a very large knife, slowly cut into the fruit until you hit the seed. Now, holding the knife still in your dominant hand, pivot the avocado so you are keeping the blade on the seed and slicing along the entire circumference of the fruit.
Cooking is one of those skills that when done daily, will only get better, easier, and more fabulous.