Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Avocados much?.... :)

Take a gander at this thing of beauty.
This is the avocado tree in our back yard and she's quite
the giver.


I like to find new ways to use all those avocados. I mean, one can
only eat so much avo toast and guacamole right? 
Wrong. Most people could eat it every day of their lives
and then some!
( I eat my avo toast with berries and avocado honey- delish!)



Anyway last week my sister sent me this recipe for Avocado Deviled Eggs.
Deviled eggs.... why are they called that??
I did what all inquisitive gals would do!
I asked my mom.


She was super helpful.
Oh how I wish you all could get texts from my mom.
Seriously, she called me a gringo.
Aaaaahahaaaa!!


Avocado Deviled Eggs
6 hard boiled eggs 

Mash together:
1 avocado
egg yolks
1 Tbsp fresh lime juice
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp onion powder
1 clove garlic minced
1/2 cup chopped cilantro


I went out back to try to find a ripe avocado that our fat ass backyard squirrel hadn't
sunk his teeth into yet.
I found one. ONE!! 
He literally takes one bite out of the biggest best avocados,
and then tosses them on the ground to die. He's such a jerk!

Oh yeah, the recipe..
I added a pinch of this sweet goodness to the mash and
then sprinkled a tad bit on the top of them too.


Oh AND a bit of crumbled applewood smoked
bacon on the top added just the right amount of...
DELICIOUS!!




So this gringo looked it up. 
I guess the term deviled was first referenced back in the
late 1700's as a culinary term to describe dishes that included highly seasoned 
or spicy ingredients.

Go ahead and file that under completely useless information,
 it won't hurt my feelings.

11 comments:

  1. Dorie, I love your foodie posts! Not only does everything sound delicious, your pictures are always awesome. I can tell you're a big Ina fan too. Who knew squirrels eat avocados?! Not me. So many people are eating avocado toast...is it just mashed avocados? Thanks for always brightening my Tuesday mornings :)

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  2. Ohhhh ~ those look good. Your Mom ~ too funny!! That tree though. :)

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  3. Love hearing about your jerk of a squirrel! lol!

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  4. Hadn't heard of the deviled egg recipe - definitely going to try. When I lived in Ventura, we also had an avocado tree in our garden. My go to sandwich was 2 slices of whole wheat bread with dijon mustard on one slice & mayo on the other, then swiss cheese, alfalfa sprouts and avocado slices - ate this almost every day!!

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  5. I have never seen such delicious looking deviled eggs in my life. Can't wait to try! I told my hubby last week that if I knew when my very last meal would be, avocados would be on the menu. lol We stopped at Aldis soon after and they were on sale for 29 cents EACH. I wanted them all but we settled for 10 thinking we could manage to eat that many before they went bad. Now my daughter says they can be frozen!!! :D And that squirrel? I'd say he's a bad nut. ;)

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  6. Two words...WOW and YUM!!! Thank you for the recipe, I'll be trying it soon! One thing I noticed, the recipe calls for 6 boiled eggs. But in your beautiful presentation of the final product, I can only see 5! Wonder what happened to that 6th one?? HaHa

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  7. Btw... loved the text response from your mom, what a hoot!!

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  8. Yes, please.

    That is one smart squirrel (unfortunately).

    Any information you can share about those found guns in your new house project? My husband keeps asking me... on a daily basis. Help!

    Have a great day,
    Karla in CA

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  9. Oh my gosh Dorie! That sounds awesome. I am going to make some. Here in the midwest avocados are quite pricey! I would be eating them everyday if I had that beauty in my backyard!

    ~Bobbie

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  10. as for useless nfo..i always tell my sons you never know when you'll be on jeopardy and might need that info!

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  11. That squirrel is going to live forever eating all that "good" fat. Y'all may have to take him out....I'm from Alabama so I can say that ;O)

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