Don’t Forget the Avocados

by Christine - From Dates to Diapers on February 3, 2012

avacados

Are you ready for the big game on Sunday? If you are anything like me, you are probably heading out bright and early on Saturday morning to gather some last minute party foods. I have an idea before you head out, though… Approximately 71.5 million pounds of avocados are expected to be consumed during the Super Bowl this weekend, so don’t forget the avocados!

From Chipotle Guacamole to 10-Minute Tortilla Soup (see recipe below) you will find some great tailgate party eats in the free e-Cookbook that the Chilean Avocado Importers Association (CAIA) is giving away. Like the CAIA Facebook page to download the e-Cookbook with recipes using avocados AND enter to win a $1,000 gift card!

How do YOU like your avocados?

10-Minute Tortilla Soup

It takes only minutes from the time you pick up the can opener and cut the avocado until this dish is ready to serve!

1 can (14 ½ ounces) chopped tomatoes with Mexican
seasonings
1 can (14 ounces) reduced sodium chicken broth
1 can (4 ounces) diced jalapeños (optional)
2 Hass Avocados from Chile
8 to 12 tortilla chips
¼ cup reduced fat Cheddar cheese or Mexican flavored cheese
Cilantro for garnish
Non-fat sour cream for garnish (optional)

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In medium saucepan or microwaveable bowl, combine tomatoes, chicken broth and jalapeños, if used. Over medium high heat, heat to simmering or microwave on high 3 minutes. Meanwhile, rinse avocados. Cut in half and spoon out pit. Cut into slices or chunks. Spoon broth/tomato mixture into bowls and add avocado slices or chunks. Top with tortilla chips and sprinkling of cheese. Garnish with cilantro and a dollop of sour cream.

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It’s Game Time! Get Ready at Walmart

by Christine - From Dates to Diapers on January 29, 2010

I’ve never really been a fan of football, but I’ve always enjoyed a good party. Well, Walmart is making it easy and affordable to host a BIG GAME party next weekend. In fact, they would like help you put together some really yummy goodies for your guests. Check it out… You can purchase all of the following items for as little as $44!

  • One package of Oscar Meyer meat hot dogs (8 ct.)
  • One package of Johnsonville bratwursts (6 ct.)
  • Two packages of Great Value hot dog buns
  • Two bags of T.G.I. Friday’s frozen appetizers
  • One Hormel Supreme Party Tray
  • 12” Chocolate Chunk Cookie
  • Two boxes of Nabisco Wheat Thins or Triscuit Crackers (8-10 oz. box)

game time

Visit Walmart’s Game Time page for tons of great ideas on how to bring everything together for ultimate game time fun. You can even find some interactive games and party tips. You can even create your shopping list right there on the site!

Is YOUR team playing next Sunday? Who are YOU rooting for?

Let’s get ready for some footbaaaaaaall!!

Walmart provided me with two $50 Walmart gift cards for my participation in this program.

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