Now I REALLY wanted some avocado. Not a problem, I know how to make my own salad. So the next day I went to the grocery story, with visions of a wonderful salad with green peppers and radishes and mushrooms and black olives and romaine lettuce and feta cheese - and of course avocado. I had some of the ingredients at home, and I quickly picked out the romaine lettuce and fresh mushrooms, and then walked over to the avocados.
Ugh! Hard as a rock. Perhaps harder. The avocados weren't bagged, they were all separate, and I went through every avocado on display, but
could not find one that I could eat that night.
Wearing my best pouty face, I put three avocados in my cart, prepared to pout for the several days it might take for the avocados to ripen. As I pouted and dragged my feet in the direction of the checkout lines, I realized I was walking by the organic produce section. I have never purchased anything from the organic produce section, being quite satisfied with the ?inorganic? options. But as I looked up, I saw that there were little organic avocados -- packaged three to a mesh bag.
About now, you're wondering 'Gee Laurie, what's the problem? Were the organic avocados bad?"
No they were not, they were wonderful. And I had a salad with avocado the next day for lunch, and again the day after that.
Here's my problem. I still have 1 1/2 organic avocados left. And my three avocados that were hard, are now quite ripe. So I have 3 large avocados and 1 1/2 small avocados, all needing to be eaten, and eaten fairly soon, and there's only so much avocado you can put in a salad.
So I'm looking for recipes. I could make guacamole of course, but then you need chips.. and I was hoping to keep this on the healthy side. I see a recipe for an Avocado-lettuce-tomato sandwich... which sounds good, but doesn't use up much avocado. I see that you can fry avocados -- again, doesn't sound very healthy, plus one serving only uses up 1/3 avocado.
But I may have found a winner here, I may have found a solution. I've come across a recipe for avocado pie. Only uses two avocados... but that's ok. That might be enough that I can use the rest up in salads.
And I'm pretty sure avocado pie will go quite well with a nice cup of tea.
I now see that you can grill avocados... typical serving is one 'cado per person. And avocado soup sounds interesting.. that's 1/2 'cado per serving. Oh wow, I just found a recipe for grilled marinated avocado that you serve as a side dish.. that's one 'cado per person. And mashed avocado on toast sounds pretty good, too... that's 1/2 'cado per person. And I see a recipe that has you putting avocado in your potato salad!
Oops. New problem. Now I need more avocados. Better get more tea, as well.