When catching up with some friends the other day, the subject turned to food. More specifically, kids and food. And just how much the little ones can put away.
There were furious nods of agreement when we mentioned that a loaf of bread can disappear in a single afternoon. When only going through 8 litres of milk in a week is considered a ‘good’ week. And when the “I’m hungry” calls start from the moment they arrive home from school.
And while my three girls are no different, I feel as if I’ve gotten off a little more lightly (at least for now) than my friend who has the voracious appetites of three teenage boys to deal with.
We then reminisced about the great banana crisis of 2011, when Cyclone Yasi destroyed over 75% of Australia’s banana crops. Bananas were in such short supply that it was not unusual to see them selling for $3 each! The community was outraged and anyone that walked into work with a coveted banana had their salary questioned!
The irony being that we generally do not hesitate to fork over at least that amount for a single avocado.
$3 for a banana? Outrageous!! $3 for an avocado? Bargain – give me 2!
I had to laugh, for I am most certainly someone that loves avocadoes and they feature quite regularly on our weekly meal plan.
Take this BLAT salad, for instance. Which was thrown together for an easy, speedy weeknight dinner.
Bacon, crunchy lettuce, boiled egg, tomatoes, sauerkraut and cucumber. And, of course, avocado. Which in this case was sprinkled with black chia seeds.
From memory, the avocado was “on sale” for $2.50 and, thinking it was a bargain, I of course grabbed two! Questionable frugality aside, it was a lovely addition to this tasty little salad.
You can find the recipe I used for inspiration here.