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Black Beans and Rice with Avocado

Posted on June 28, 2018 with 0 comments

 

So, we had a few avocados from a big sale at Stew's.  They were ready to be used.  But as what?

I didn’t just want to make guacamole.

And it was a school night, so I didn’t want to spend hours...

So.  I minced an onion and 3 ribs of celery and sautéed them in EVOO...

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I don’t usually write about failures.

But we all have them.

And there’s no shame.

AND this wasn’t even actually a failure...

It just wasn’t what I wanted it to be...

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Oy, what a day.

We all knew it was coming...

But no one REALLY believes the weather forecast, right?

Well come they did.

Huge, dangerous storms...

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With the cool, wet Spring going on this May (we had a fire in the fireplace last night!), I'm reminded of one more blessing from Easter 2018...

Ham Chowder!

I’ve never really been a big chowder fan because... wait for it...  I don’t like clams.  Mea Culpa!  I just don’t.  But I love ham and potatoes and bacon, so I thought maybe a different kind of chowder was worth trying...

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As you all know, I love making “cakes.”

Not the sweet kind... I’m not great at those.

But the savory ones with vegetables, or grains, or cooked meats, or (some) raw meats...

That kind of cake!

Right after Easter, with that big pretty spiral-sliced Easter ham in the fridge, I took two whole pieces off the ham, minced it, and put it in a bowl...

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