A classic salad gets a makeover with the help of some avocado.
Happy New Year friends! I am currently typing on a new laptop in bed looking at 4 huge trash bags of clothes to be donated. I’m going to say that I’m pretty much rocking the New Year so far.
I shouldn’t toot my own horn just yet because I actually just today finished cleaning the house from our New Years party. Yes, it’ the 2nd and yes I spent the first day of the New Year recovering in my pajamas.
Let me back track a bit, on Christmas we were invited over to my friend Lori’s house. I’m not sure why I assumed that it was just to play games and have a few drinks, but it wasn’t. It was a full out party with appetizers and dinner and opening presents. And I showed up empty handed in yoga pants. No dessert, no chips, no dips. Nothing except gifts for my friends.
And side note – I’m sure no one realized they were yoga pants because I has on a fancier top. I was just dressed wayyyy more causal then everyone else.
The only thing people did notice was that I came empty handed. No food. My friends said they were reallllly hoping that I had brought my chocolate covered zucchini bread. They talked about it for a good 5 minutes. Nope. Sorry friends. Just my wild kids, my husband and a few of his home brewed beers tonight.
Fast forward a few days to our New Years party. Same group of people just a different house. And I was the host this time so I had to wear something fancier then yoga pants. Oh and cook.
I sorta went all out too. I made an evening version of my loaded breakfast totchos, a chicken fajita dip, coconut macaroons, moonshine Bellini punch and maple bourbon bacon popcorn. I cleaned the whole house before I started cooking but no one left the kitchen island. People even dragged chairs from the dining room into the kitchen just so they could eat and talk. Everyone wanted to be close to the food.
And watch my husband stuff 5 cloves of garlic in his mouth. I’m still not sure why or how or what that was about, but it happened and he claims everyone thought it was hilarious. (Insert eye roll here.)
I felt like I had redeemed my foodie self! No one even mentioned chocolate covered zucchini bread; although I did think about making it special just for my friends. At midnight we watched the illegal fireworks going off in our neighborhood. The fireworks woke Ryley up and she was crying so I went and laid down with her to help her fall asleep. And that’s how my New Years ended.
Of course the dish fairy did NOT make an appearance so I woke up to a sink full of dirty dishes and my house smelling faintly of garlic. All in all, not a bad way to start a new year.
- ¼ head iceberg lettuce
- 2 pieces of bacon, cooked and crumbled
- handful of grape tomatoes, diced
- blue cheese crumbles
- ½ an avocado
- dressing of choice
- Pile on all the ingredients and add your favorite dressing.
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