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Friday, February 10, 2012

hello weekend & food

Winter is still mild but we are expecting a snowstorm to blast through tonight.  I missed the snow this year but I'm kind of over it now and want spring to come.  What about you?

My studio's a mess.  Here's the only somewhat clean corner.  I'm working on an update that is slowly taking shape.


As I'm typing this, I think I hear a mouse.  He must have heard about the snowstorm also.  Old lady kitty will be coming out this afternoon for a visit.  At 15, she's still a good mouser.

Our local grocery store had avocados for .39 cents a piece this week!  Since you can only eat so much guacamole, plus I'm trying to watch my carb intake, no chips :( , I went looking for recipes.  This one from Cheeky Kitchen we LOVED.  (I changed it slightly).  Lydia even took leftovers for lunch!

Creamy Avocado Chicken Salad

1 cup chicken breast, cooked and shredded
3 avocados, diced
1/4 cup corn
1/4 cup black beans, rinsed and drained
1/4 cup green onions, chopped
1/4 cup tomatoes, diced
1/4 cup cilantro, chopped, I had to use Trader Jo's frozen cilantro in cubes ~ worked well
1/4 cup corn chips, crushed
2 tbsp vinegar (preferably white)
1/2 lime, juiced
4 tbsp mayonnaise
salt to taste
tortilllas (optional) Again with the Trader Jo's but they have fantastic low carb tortillas, just sayin'

In medium bowl, toss chicken, avocados, corn, black beans, green onions, tomatoes, cilantro, and corn chips together.  In another bowl mix the vinegar, lime juice, and mayonnaise together.  Add this to the chicken mixture.  Salt to taste.  Spoon into tortillas and wrap, or into bowl and eat with fork.  Delicious!!


This post was kind of all over the place.  I've been wanting to write all week so this is like 3 posts in one.  Sometime that happens.  Wishing you the best weekend.



The Moonlit Stitch said...

LOL Jenn: snowstorms, mice and avocado...exactly what I was thinking 'bout! It is hard to keep up some weeks - hope your little old lady catches that mouse! ~*~Lisa

Susan At Glen Oaks Primitives said...

I've never tried avocado but the mistah loves it!
He'll probably try your recipe.
You've got mousies. We have a great mouser cat!

ctlogcabin said...

Jenn ~~ I'm with you ... No Snow and
now I'm OVER it ... Lookin to Spring !!
Love me some guacamole, but also watching the carbs .... (bummer)
Thank Goodness for Trader Joe's LOL
Your Chicken Salad looks Delish ...
I will give it a try. Thanks ~~
EnJoy the Week-End, and Happy Heart Day !!
Love & Big Warm Hugs ~~ xox

Michelle May said...

It's going to be 41 here on Sunday. Brrrrrr! That's cold for NC.
Wow that was a fabulous price on avacado's! I love them!

Melanie Statnick said...

Hello my Rabbit loving friend :) This wrap looks yummy! I dont eat meat, but when i did I would have nomed this down. I dont think we'll have snow here its too mild. I cannot believe that "spring" seems to be here. Many flowers are up and some trees are blooming. I also have a "messy" studio..Glad I'm not the only one ;)

Penelope's Beehive said...

Oh my...39 cents a piece for avocado? I fear that I would bring home a bushel! Your recipe looks ever so yummy.
Cuddle up and enjoy the snowstorm...with only YOUR, handmade mousies.

Warm hugs,
Judy x

Doreen Frost said...

Mmmm..this looks yummy! I will have to give it a try!

I'm still hoping for at least one big storm before it is all over, but I'm not holding my breath for it..it just doesn't seem in the cards this year.

hugs, doreen

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