Okay. I really should be going to bed right now, seeing as I have been with four kids all day and tiring myself out by trying to take care of them while blogging (and reading other people's blogs). Please forgive me, children. I'd like to say, "You'll thank me someday," but I don't think that's true. Put another quarter in the counseling fund.
No recipe for this, but I ate this little quesadilla snack while Milo and Loretta were eating (you guessed it) Top Ramen. Loretta does love avocados, however, so I acquiesced and let her have a little nibble. I hear vegetables are good for kids. In the event I'm attracting some readers that don't know me personally, Loretta is my 2 year-old daughter and Milo is my friend Mary's three year-old son. Mary has my kids plus her two half the week, and I've got all four of them the other half. I am over-the-top proud of our arrangement, and it's so much a part of our lives (and has been for six years) that I've never really elaborated on it here. It's what makes my life possible and it's what keeps me sane.
The other thing that makes me sane is avocados. I swear, even if I was running into a grocery store to find a defibrillator, I'd stop to buy some avocados if they were ripe and cheap. If I run into some that fit that criteria, I just buy them and think of ways to use them throughout the week. Today, I put them inside a whole wheat tortilla with jack cheese, spinach, and pickled jalapenos. And please don't hate me because I own a Le Crueset grill pan. It's from my Mom who loves me and also happens to work at a kitchen store. And if Loretta sustains her love of avocados, I may just will it to her.
P.S. This is the plate I bought at Lifelong Aids Alliance thrift store yesterday. Wonderfully nice man who I gave my biz card to, if you're out there, it was great to meet you and I hope we run into each other in cyberspace.