All tagged chicken

FRANKENSTEIN TOAST: A Frightfully Fun and Healthy Halloween Meal!

Fact #1 about me: I'm a Halloween Psycho! I love everything Halloween. It's beyond obsession at this point. It's more like neurosis. Halloween is all year round in my head. I need serious help. Now don't misunderstand me, I don't want help. I don't want a cure. I'm totally cool with it.

When I met Jay, he didn't like Halloween. It was almost a deal breaker. I mean, how the hell do you not like Halloween? I get it if you don't love it or don't participate in it once you're an adult, but to not like it? This shit is unacceptable. Since I was madly in love with this Halloween hating weirdo, I had only one choice. I had to shove Halloween so far down his throat that he'd eventually swallow it. Oh and did I ever. I poured it all over his life. Every year I forced him to start dressing up, I decorated our house like it was a scene right out of Halloweentown, and I coerced him into watching Hocus Pocus with me every season while we carved pumpkins. Nine years ago we even started an annual Halloween adult scavenger hunt for our entire community. 

Can I just say that I do realize that this poor bastard deserves awards for handing my ass all these years? But I'm proud to say that after 17 years, he's officially a fan! And when he saw this Frankenstein chicken salad toast, even he was excited about eating! ...

AVOCADO & GRAPE CHICKEN SALAD: I Can't Be Stopped!

Hear me now... You need to make this shit! OMG it is amazing! I can't stop. 

I (and now you) have my 12 year old daughter, Gia, to thank for this dish. You see, for some reason Gia has been obsessed with avocados lately. I've been buying the big bags of them at Sam's Club to keep up with her habit so every time I go into the kitchen they're staring at me. I have to admit Gia's recent bout with them has stirred a mini-obsession of my own. I had forgotten how much I loved them. My nine year old can take them or leave them and Jay has flat out refused to even try a taste of one for the past 17 years. Let me tell you, the hubs has come along way since I switched to a healthy lifestyle eight years ago. He has given lots of dishes a try. Even ones with vegetables in them! But he has a threshold. Apparently the avocado is where shit stops for him. He says he doesn't like the look of it. I like to remind him that a package of Angus ground beef looks like a pile of brains, yet he'll knock over toddlers and the elderly to get to a big juicy burger. Okay, maybe he wouldn't go that far. Maybe. It would depend if he skipped lunch or not.

I have learned to not push him to try foods. Wait, actually, that is not true. I just re-read that first sentence and honestly laughed out loud! Then I was going to take it out and thought screw it, I'm leaving it in, haha! Let me edit that first sentence without removing it. The correct way to say it would be this...