Thursday, November 1, 2012
Parmesan Roasted Avocado with Lime and A Halloween Recap
This week has been a little nuts with Halloween, headaches, kids with stomach flu's, family visiting, etc, for a super long post today, but thought I'd pop in to tell you about this tasty little morsel I whipped up for snack yesterday and give you a little recap of our Halloween.
1) Usually I like my avocados straight up and fresh with a little lemon and salt. but I saw this and couldn't get it out of my head. Broiled crunchy and salty Parm on a buttery warm avocado with a little hit of freshness from the lime? I was in. At first, the cheese scared me. I mean, avocados have lots of calories anyway (albeit good ones) but I was a-scared to add to it by melting cheese all over it, which was appropriate because it was Halloween and all. As you can tell, I got over that. I work on my fears constantly. Luckily, you only need about a tablespoon of shredded cheese for the whole avocado half, so it wasn't that bad.
2) For Halloween last night I dressed up as my 10 year old daughter. It was pretty fun.
This is her:
This was my "costume":
My own friends walked past me in the street and didn't recognize me right away. It was awesome. When I first came down the stairs dressed like this, Jeremiah looked me up and down and said "Mom, you don't look like yourself". I said " I know bud, I'm dressed up for Halloween. Can you guess who I am?" He sheeplishly smiled and said "Isabella?". Even a 6 year old could tell. All night he kept saying "Mom, I don't recognize you". It was classic. Isabella, upon seeing me said "Mom, your hat is not crooked enough, here" and "fixed it" so I couldn't see out of my right eye. Then as she was taking pictures of me, she'd say "Your not puckering your lips right, keep your head down...mom, you don't look like a hoodlum when you do that...mom, like this, not that" Let's just say we took a lot of pictures. :)
You know how I got my hair to look like hers? I took a shower and side parted it haphazardly, never brushed it, and let it air dry. Then I put some mousse on the ends to sort of clump it together, and teased parts with a comb. Isabella, I hope you read this five years from now and realize how wrong this is. They invented brushes for a reason, dear daughter.
The fam minus Jeremy who had to take the picture (sucks to be him sometimes):
Parmesan Roasted Avocado with Lime
1 half avocado
a quarter of a lime
1 Tablespoon Parmesan cheese, grated
Hot sauce (optional)
Preheat the broiler.
Score the avocado with a knife so that the juice can get to the bottom of the flesh easily. Squirt the juice of the lime evenly over the avocado and hot sauce, if using, and sprinkle with sea salt. Cover the avocado with parmesan cheese evenly and place into a small oven proof dish. Broil until cheese is melted and just starting to brown in places. Eat straight away. Or spread on some warm toast. I just though of that. It would be good.
Posted by Krysta at 1:03 PM