Grilled Avocado and Apple Waffle Sammie

I wanted something yummy for dinner

as opposed to the evenings when I want something gross

Oh wait, I always something delicious.

But, I don’t always get it

Actually often I do

Enough rambling,

It’s amazing how complicated I can say “Tonight’s  dinner was tasty”

You what was even more remarkable?

This tasty dish I’m talking about  was a sandwich.

I generally don’t like sandwiches.

But, this was a waffle sandwich.

Spraying the pan wasn't enough....butter to the rescue!

The interior is smooth and creamy, yet crisp and crunchy; Sweet yet savory. The exterior resembles a waffle. I’ve never met anything remotely waffle-ish that I don’t love.

Grilled Avocado and Apple Waffle Sammie

2 slices bread (I used seeded Ezekiel)

1/2 a small avocado mashed

1/4 of an apple sliced thinly (eat the remaining 3/4 alongside the sandwich)

Turkey (omit if you’re not of the meat eating variety)

A slice of cheese (optional, I didn’t use)

Butter/oil

Spread the avocado mixture on both slices of bread and top one slice with apples, turkey and cheese (if using) and remaining piece of bread. Butter the bread and put the sandwich into a waffle iron (or panini press or just a pan on the stove). If using a waffle iron, you may want to but something heavy on top of it. Cook until lightly browned. Enjoy!

I may have shed a few tears when I realized it was almost gone.

Moral of the story: You should make this sandwich.

At least then I’ll have someone to cry with.

Or we can just make each other more sandwiches.

That would probably be better.

Saturday Morning Adventures

Saturday morning my mom and I ventured downtown to go to the farmers’ market. 

We weren’t the only ones who thought it was a good farmers’ market day.

The farmers’ market just happens to be right next to the Culinary Institute of America. It may not be Hyde Park or Napa Valley, but it’s still the CIA! I was super excited upon discovering that the CIA had added a little bakery/cafe since the last time I had been there.

Naturally we had to go in…

Mmmm fresh baked bread :)

It’s probably a good thing I gave up sugar, otherwise I might have gone a bit crazy….

I contained myself and all we ended up purchasing was a fresh baguette. I was then taken back to France as I proceeded to walk around  with my baguette in hand randomly tearing off pieces and eating them. Yeah, the Eiffel Tower was incredible and the Palace of Versailles was pretty cool, but I just couldn’t get over the fact that people in France walked around eating loaves of fresh bread. Why don’t we do that in America??

Portabello mushrooms, Brussels sprouts, broccolini, gluten free pizza crust mix, and part of the baguette made it home. There were a few other things that didn’t make it home…oops :)

How do you like to spend your Saturday Mornings?

If you haven’t checked out My Lara Bar Give Away, please do so. I’m loving all your quotes.

Also, I finally updated my recipe and about me page.

Have a lovely day!

Thankful Thursday

I’ve decided to start having Thankful Thursday here on my blog. I’m doing this for a couple different reasons….

1. I’m a sucker for all things alliterative. The double letter alliteration just makes me so darn happy (the only literary device I like more are puns; I LOVE puns)

2. It is always good to call to mind our blessings and thank God for all the wonderful things he has bestowed up on us.

Each week I will discuss a different thing that I am thankful for and I invite you to do the same. So, on this first installment of Thankful Thursday, I am thankful for my wonderful mother who cooks me amazingly delicious and healthy meals (of course I’m thankful for her for many other reasons too, but that is what I’m focusing on today).

Often times, with school and other things, I don’t have much time to cook during the week. Fortunately, my mom is always whipping up delectable and nutritious meals. She goes through great efforts to cook  healthful foods that I will want to eat and, if she is making something with dairy, she’ll leave it out of my portion. I don’t tell her often enough, but I appreciate everything she does so, so much!

A scrumptious dinner Mommy made recently. She even plated it up all pretty because she knows I like it that way.

An exquisite sandwich she made, featuring turkey, avocado, sliced apples, all grilled to perfection on cranberry pistachio bread. It sounds a bit odd but the creamy-ness of the avocado so perfectly compliments the crunchy-ness of the apples. Even if you don’t eat meat, you should really try the  avocado + apple combo.

She also helped me make this delicious bread. Okay, let’s be honest; saying, “she helped me make it,” is totally deceptive. She did most of the work! Not wanting to wreck our mixer motor, we decided to make it by hand and mommy dearest did pretty much all the kneading. She makes homemade dough regularly so she’s pretty darn good at it.

An awesome open faced sandwhich and some fruit

And let’s not forget about this soup.

The above are just a few things I happened to snap pictures of. My mom is always making nourishing yet saporous food!

Thanks Mom!

What are you thankful for on this lovely Thursday?

Any fun puns you’d like to share?

Here is an entertaining one I read. Greengrocers earn a meager celery, come home beet and just want to read the pepper, take a leek, turnip the covers, endive into bed.

Turnip the covers? Endive into bed? Please tell me that at least made you smile :)

~Ann Claire