The Perfect Recipe for Spring

Madison Villarba, Co-Editor

Now that spring is officially here, there are so many things to look forward to: warmer weather, colorful flowers, and of course, great food. I want to share with you one of my all-time favorite family recipes: Springtime Spread.

Here are the ingredients you will need:

  • 1 avocado
  • 1 kiwi
  • 4 cucumbers
  • 2 stalks of celery
  • 312 frozen peas
  • A pack of green tea leaves
  • 5 pieces of dried seaweed
  • 2 cans of Sprite
  • 5 blades of grass
  • 1 four-leaf clover

Don’t forget to grab the following:

  • A giant bowl
  • Something to mix with
  • A large dictionary
  • A green crayon

First, prepare your ingredients. Peel the avocado and scoop its contents out. Make sure to save the pit for later. Mash the kiwi in another bowl using the large dictionary, but make sure to keep the peel on it for added nutrients. Then chop two of your cucumbers into finely sliced bits. They should be so small that they are about the size of a ladybug.

Second, take your bowl and begin mixing together ingredients. Start with the avocado, kiwi, and cucumber bits. After that, take your two stalks of celery and shred them with your hands. Put these pieces in the bowl and mix evenly. Take 128 of your frozen peas and mix them in as well. Then grab your mixing tool and stir in the grass blades, one at a time, while mixing the spread clockwise.

Next, add the pack of green tea leaves to the mixture for some great flavor. You can also put in the rest of the peas or keep them for yourself, depending on how much you like peas. Mix whatever you have so far, stirring it 13 times counterclockwise. Let this sit for two minutes and put in the oven, baking it for 47 minutes at 200°.

After the spread is done baking, let it cool for seven seconds. Then pour the two cans of Sprite into the mixture. The more bubbles visible the better! Feel free to add dried seaweed if you would like. If not, feel free to eat it as a snack. Place the last two cucumbers in the bowl, without doing anything to cut them into smaller pieces. Let them sink naturally into the spread.

Finally, you can put the finishing touches. Place the four-leaf clover at the very bottom of the bowl for good luck. Sprinkle any seasonings you like, whether it be salt, pepper, cinnamon, or Old Bay. End with placing your green crayon on top for the perfect garnish.

Now, all you have to do is wait. Let the food sit for three weeks. It is important that you do not move it from its current position during this time. In the mean time, take the avocado pit from earlier, bury it in the ground, and don’t forget to water it regularly.

When the waiting period is done and you have your final spread, it should have the consistency of crunchy peanut better mixed with potato salad. You can put this spread on anything, from slices of toast to leftover pizza. It’s the perfect way to spice up any food you want. It also works as a great face mask.

With this recipe, nothing can go wrong. I hope you enjoy this delicious spring recipe!