Rosa’s Avocado Mousse

Read this quick little post about a weirdly delicious dessert, then consider moseying on over here to my giveaway that closes in about 7 hours. No one’s entered yet, so your odds are really good. So good it might be worth coming all the way to Chicago for. If you like beer & want to learn to make it.

Awhile back, Bill mentioned that his mother, Rosa, used to make an avocado pie when he was growing up, and that it might be his favorite dessert of all time.

Me, I was like, “Pie… made from… avocados? Really?”

Turns out, yes, really. And it’s really good. Even when, like me, you forget to make the crust fairly regularly and turn it into mousse instead. It’s good either way, but it’s best when you have a crowd to feed it to.… Continue reading →

[31] Blueberry Lime Jam

Cover of Ball's Complete Book of Home Canning and Preserving

Slowly, but surely, I’m working through the queue of recipes I built up before my sister’s wedding (and the one or two I made there, and the one or two I’ve made since I’ve been home).

Really, the cooking part of this exercise is going a lot better than the posting. The posting is vital, though, as it’s a big motivator to keep up with the challenge. And, honestly, we’ve been behind on the posting for long enough that I do get the feeling that if we just put the oomph into catching up, the posting will be a lot more fun and stay basically caught up. The real challenge is on the days when we manage to make multiple recipes at once.

The day we made this jam was one of those days.… Continue reading →

[29] Ginger-Lime Chicken Thighs

Cover of Cook Once, Eat Twice

I want to say this is going to be a relatively short entry, but every time I say something I write is going to be short, it balloons into one of my longest pieces yet.

Every dang time! I really do think this SHOULD be short, though, so we’ll see. It’s a fairly basic recipe, and tasty, but nothing to write home about.

The lime really does stand out. The ginger doesn’t.

h2. Ingredients

0.33 c vegetable oil
3 tbsp lime juice

3 tbsp honey

2 tsp grated fresh ginger or 1 tsp ground ginger (We used ground.)

0.25 – 0.5 tsp red pepper flakes

1.5 lbs boneless, skinless chicken thighs

h2. Instructions

Combine oil, lime juice, honey, ginger and pepper flakes in a bowl. Place chicken in a tupperware or resealable bag, and add 0.5… Continue reading →