Let me tell you a story about my first experience with an avocado.
I bought one at the store. I had no idea if it was ripe or not. I took it home. I looked at it. I tried to peel it with my fingernails. I gave up. I threw it in the garbage.
You see, the only reason I bought an avocado in the first place is because my daughter was starting to eat solid foods and I had heard they were good “brain food” for babies. I never would have eaten one of those big green, goobery things. Let’s face it: Avocados look like they taste like boogers.
I cain’t eat no boogers.
I just cain’t.
I had no problem, however, making my baby eat it. After all, she was only 6 months old, she didn’t know any better! Also, sometimes her nose would run straight into her mouth before I could get there to wipe it in time and she didn’t seem to mind the taste of snot.
Alas, it was years and years before I tried another avocado. Right around this time, actually. I had just discovered guacamole and boy, it was love at first bite. Sure, I was a bit leery about putting that first bite in my mouth, but once I did? I was done for.
Since then I’ve taken to eating avocados as often as humanly possible. Guacomole is still one of my favorites, but lately I’ve been smooshing an avocado up and then spreading it on toast. It is so simple, but ohmigosh, it’s divine. Sometimes I toast the bread and spread the avocado on it and eat it straight away, other times I toast the bread, spread it with avocado, and then pop it all under the broiler for a couple of minutes. I alternate between the two methods, because I just can’t pick a favorite.
Seriously, y’all, this has become my go-to breakfast, lunch, dinner, and midnight snack. I eat this at least once a day and sometimes quite a bit more often than that. I can’t help myself. It’s so good. Besides, it’s FRUIT. Fruit is good, right?
Oh, and PS – Avocados don’t taste like boogers. They taste like heaven.