Grilled quesadilla and tortilla chips and guacamole
The lone avocado resting on the shelf in my refrigerator was demanding attention on Saturday. I purchased it with the memory of the guacamole I tried in Asheville a couple of weeks ago. In the past, I have avoided guacamole because I spent many, many years disliking it every time I attempted a taste. But for some reason, in a small Pan-Latin restaurant in Asheville I scooped up some and gave guacamole the 119th chance. It was good. Damn good. I ate all of it. No one elese got any.
I peeled and pitted the avocado and chucked it in the food processor with some onions, garlic, salt and a bit of flat leaf parsley. (A dog that shall not be named crushed my cilantro.) A quick splash of lime juice to brighten everything up and it was as simple as that. Guacamole! It was pretty darn good too. Since I knew it was best not to repeat the 'eat all the guacamole' binge again, I tossed the leftover bulgar wheat from the night before with some black beans, corn cut off the cob and some salsa. I sprinkled a bit of cheddar on a tortilla, spooned the mixture on top, sprinkled a bit more cheddar and topped it with another tortilla and slid it on the grill until it was nice and toasty. Who needs meat?!
Toasted homemade bread with butter and a banana
Dinner found me on my own; my children were staying at a friend's house and Rick had gone to the Steeler game. I was attending a Mad Men Party that night at my friend's house where there was sure to be plenty of cocktails and snacks and I thought it best to keep dinner light. It was also a little boring but to be honest, I was happy to have comforting buttered toast. Afterwards, I set about getting ready for the party and..... I wore my hair in a beehive!