Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Dinner Tonight: Avocado Fries and More!

I once read an article about the eating habits of a really famous designer from California and now I can't remember her name. Anyway, this designer said that she eats one avocado per day. I thought two things when I read this:

1. Oh that's the reason she has a great complexion!

2. She's obviously rich because that's an expensive snack.

Avocado's usually run about $2-$4 EACH. Yowza. But get this: Schnucks is having a 10 for $10 sale on Avocado's right now, score! So last night I declared it Avocado Night in the Hazelwood Household and we made Baked Avocado Fries for an appetizer and Crock Pot Mexi Mix for the main event.

Best. Night. Ever.

Now, onto the recipes!

BAKED AVOCADO FRIES

INGREDIENTS:

1/4 cup flour


1 tsp kosher salt

2 large eggs, beaten

1 1/4 cups panko (Japanese bread crumbs, found next to all the other bread crumb varieties, NOT in the Asian section)

2 firm-ripe medium avocados, pitted, peeled, and sliced into 1/2-in. wedges
 
DIRECTIONS:
 
Preheat oven to 450.


Coat avocado slices in the four, then egg, then panko. Place on a cookie sheet that has been sprayed with nonstick spray. Spray the top of the wedges with olive oil and sprinkle with salt, then bake for about 20 minutes at 450, or until they are golden brown.



The finished product! Sorry for the bad picture, it was taken with a phone. The Avocado Fries were better than I could have imagined! Crispy and buttery on the inside---delicious!!! Is it bad that I'm considering making them again tonight??


CROCK POT MEXI MIX

This is what the mixture looks like before you put it in the crockpot over the chicken. Kinda gross, but delicious!! Have I ever mentioned that I hate pictures of food? I just find it helpful when blogging about recipes. If you hate pictures of food too let me know and I'll try to be more discreet :)


INGREDIENTS:

Four Boneless, skinless, frozen chicken breasts

1 container of whipped cream cheese

1 can of corn

1 can of black beans

1 can of rotel

1 Crock Pot

Cooked Rice (optional)

DIRECTIONS:

Mix all of the ingredients except the chicken together in a bowl. Place the chicken in the crock pot. Pour mixture over chicken. Cook in crock pot on LOW for 8-9 hours. Shred chicken with fork, and enjoy over rice or as a taco. Enjoy!

Thanks for the recipes, Pinterest! And thank you Schnucks for the Avocado Sale!
 

2 comments:

  1. Those avocados look AMAZING!!! They kind of remind me of fried pickles. I will definitely be trying these out! p.s. I'm with you about the food pictures. I hate taking pictures of food and looking at them when I'm not hungry haha. Not gonna lie the mexi mix didn't look as good as the avocados.

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  2. Aldis usually has avacados for around $.50 a piece, Kyle ate tons when he was getting started on whole foods so I shopped around A LOT!

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