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.

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...

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.


  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 :)

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

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

  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!!

  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. ;)

  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

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

  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

  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!


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

  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)