I’m a Winner!

Last month I entered a giveaway at Meal Makeover Moms.  The prize was a gift basket courtesy of the California Avocado Commission and a gift certificate to Williams-Sonoma.  Well, I was the winner!  I rarely win drawings, so this is very exciting.

Avocado Prize

Avocado Gift Crate

The prize basket arrived this weekend.  It included a small cutting board, an avocado cutter, a t-shirt, avocado lip balm, and 12 avocados!  It was all housed in a very nice crate that I will use to harvest veggies from the garden next year.

Unfortunately all of the avocados are ripe and ready to eat, so they need to get used quickly.  I offered some to my mother-in-law, who eats a lot of avocados, but she had just purchased some and didn’t need any more.  So it looks like we will be eating them all ourselves.

The Great Avocado Challenge

My challenge to myself it to use up all the avocados before any of them go bad.  It’s going to be an avocado-heavy week!  Here are some goals for my challenge:

  1. Use at least one recipe from the California Avocado Commission’s website.
  2. Try something unexpected like an avocado dessert.
  3. Make at least one entree that is NOT Mexican-inspired.

I will report the results of my challenge at the end of the week.  Does anyone have any avocado recipes to recommend?



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4 responses to “I’m a Winner!

  1. Justine

    I think I used to freeze avocado puree for babyfood…you might look up freezing them as an option somehow. Congratulations on your prize!! How fun!

  2. Kristi

    Sometimes I’ll have an avocado with a hard-boiled egg for breakfast (with some salting;). You can also add them to a smoothie? And…slice’em up, again a hard-boiled egg, some mushrooms on a spinach salad with honey mustard dressing. (Well…at least that was a fav of mine when I was pregnant;) How fun to win!!!

  3. Kate

    I have a recipe for avocado-mango ice cream if you want it.

    • Karen

      I would love your ice cream recipe. I was thinking of trying an avocado ice cream, but the recipe I found didn’t grab me. I even have a few mangoes on hand!

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