I so enjoy avocados - not only are they tasty in so many different recipes, they include many of the main vitamins we need daily. I like to pick out a couple of ripe ones at the grocery store to use right away and keep a couple on the counter to ripen for another time.
I recently got a new recipe for Avocado Dip from my friend, Karla. I haven't had a chance to make it yet, but according to Karla, after tasting it at a get-together with some friends, It's the bomb!
1 green pepper, chopped
1 medium tomato, chopped
1 avocado, chopped
2 cups cheddar cheese, shredded
8 ounces taco sauce
Combine all ingredients and serve with tostado chips.
Grilled Pork Steaks
Serving size: 6
6 pork chops or pork steak
1 can pineapple slices - reserve juice
1/2 cup low sodium soy sauce
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1/4 cup minced onion
1 clove garlic, crushed
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1/4 cup pineapple juice
A day ahead, or at least four hours before serving, mix marinade (soy sauce, oil, onion, garlic, brown sugar and pineapple juice) in a covered 9-by-13-inch pan. Slash edges of pork chops and add to marinade; turn to coat both sides. Cover container and refrigerate; turn pork chops occasionally. Grill over medium coals until fork-tender, about 30 minutes, brushing occasionally with remaining marinade. While grilling pork chops, heat six pineapple slices with marinade in aluminum foil on top of grill. Turn pineapple slices to coat and serve a slice with each steak.
Cheesy Garlic Grilled French Bread
Serving size: 8
1/2 cup butter or margarine
4 tablespoons snipped fresh chives or parsley
1/2 teaspoon basil
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
1 loaf French bread, unsliced
In a microwave safe bowl, combine butter or margarine, parsley, basil and garlic. Heat in microwave until butter is melted. Stir in Parmesan cheese. Cut bread in half lengthwise. Place bread cut side down on an uncovered grill directly over medium coals. Grill about 2 minutes or until lightly toasted. Turn cut side up. Brush with butter mixture. Grill for 1-2 minutes longer. To serve, cut into 2-inch slices.
FOOD FOR THOUGHT: Education is what you get from reading the small print; experience is what you get when you don't.
GARY'S TIP: To remove plastic bread wrapper that is melted onto a toaster, rub some petroleum jelly on the spot, reheat the appliance and use a paper towel to wipe off the plastic.
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