Thursday, November 1, 2012

Parmesan Roasted Avocado with Lime and A Halloween Recap

Parmesan Roasted Avocado with Lime

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":
Parmesan Roasted Avocado with Lime


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, you don't look like a hoodlum when you do, 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

Parmesan Roasted Avocado with Lime

Parmesan Roasted Avocado with Lime
serves 1

1 half avocado
a quarter of a lime
1 Tablespoon Parmesan cheese, grated
Hot sauce (optional)
Sea salt

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.


  1. BAHAHAHAHA! I totally didn't recognize you...AND, I actually LOVE your hair like this....brush it, throw some mouse in it and air dry it......volume is good :) Embrace the fullness!!

  2. LOLLOLOL! OMG! You don't look one day over 10! Absolutely hilarious. How did she think about this costume?! I still haven't tried an avocado like this and I'm punching myself for not doing it yet!

  3. Oh my goodness that avacado looks delish! Might have to try that tonight for dinner! Thanks for sharing!

  4. love your costume he he she will laugh when shes older and what a neat idea to make avocado this way

  5. maybe this is weird but i only like my avocados as guac. i don't like them any other way for some reason but that parmesan roasted avocado does sound really yummy

  6. Yummm that avocado!