A simple, no fuss appetizer that is sweet, savory and salty! Strawberry Avocado Toast with blue cheese crumbles is healthy and indulgent all in one bite and takes minutes to make!
When we bought our new house, one thing we were excited to leave behind were the ‘extra’ roommates that came with condo/apartment living. For every apartment goer, those frustrating memories of upstairs neighbors that walked like elephants or liked to have a ‘concert’ at 2 am.
You feel me.
So when we came to the realization we had ‘roommates’ among us, we were rather disappointed. But that is the first of many emotions.
One evening last week when my husband arrived home from work to check on the cabinet gents, they brought it to our attention and asked if we heard any ‘critters’ in the ceiling.
Much to our surprise, we did indeed have roommates. Quick feet, tiny critters running around in our ceiling. As in, between our first and second floors. There little nails shuffling from my kitchen to my dining room. A few thoughts flew through my head…how did they get in?! What are they? Please don’t tell me they are going to die up there….that is a whole other world of problems that I don’t want to deal with (or smell.)
So after a few rounds with animal control companies, and to my dismay, we realized we were not at the top of their priority list.
What do you mean you can’t make it out here until Monday? It’s Thursday! I am going to have dead animals in my ceiling!
Not exactly how I planned my first few experiences in my new house panning out.
Enough was enough, according to my husband. So yesterday after brunch, his bloody mary’s enticed him to fish them out himself. Luckily, my in laws and brother in law were there to join in on the craziness because there is no way in he** I am getting near whatever has been getting cozy in my home
All I can think of is Eddy and Christmas Vacation.
“Clark: Russ, go get the hammer.
Ellen: Clark, what do you need a hammer for?
Clark: I’m gonna catch it in the coat… And smack it with the hammer.”
Over and Over.
To make a long story long, the critter ended up falling between our bathroom and dining room wall. The poor little fella was stuck. Luckily he fell right behind an electrical outlet. The oh so handy men my husband, FIL and BIL are, they jiggered up a DIY trap (as in a large trashcan). They pried out the electrical outlet and placed the trashcan over it so the stuck creature could pop out.
Upon a glimpse of light, the critter popped his head out. Our roommates are birds! No squirrels, thank you
The bird managed to jump into the can so we could slid the lid over and run outside to let the little guy go. After a bit of confusion, he hopped around, found a snack and some water before flying off.
A bit of relief fell over me. Birds are far less dangerous than squirrels. They won’t be chewing through our electrical cords anytime soon. As for his friends? We are hoping they are coming and going as we don’t hear them at night; only during the day. We have a few plans of actions if they come back but I believe you have heard enough and are ready for some food!
Have you jumped on the avocado toast train yet? If not, you need to. Like as in yesterday. The creaminess of the avocado against the crunchiness of the toast is one stellar snack. And the endless ways to jazz it up only means you could practically indulge every day and never have a repeater. But this combo, I highly suggest repeating.
With strawberries finally in season, I have been going to town on them. As in buying a 4 pounder at CostCo and consuming them all by myself in a matter of days. There are things I am glad the hubs doesn’t care for. #selfish #Iknow
Whether you are whipping it up for a quick appetizer, a lunch time snack or a solo dinner, it is sure to please. The salty blue cheese, the sweet strawberries, the creamy avocado and the crunchy, whole grain toast all come together pretty great if you ask me.
A no bake appetizer that I am sure will be on repeat all summer long here!
- 4 - ¼ inch slices of whole grain baguette
- 1 small avocado
- Dash Salt and Pepper
- 4 small strawberries, thinly sliced
- 2 tablespoons blue cheese crumbles
- Place the baguette slices on a small baking sheet. Lightly spray both sides with non stick cooking spray. Place under broiler for 5 minutes or until edges are toasted. Flip over and toast other side. Remove from oven.
- In small mash, lightly smash the avocado with a bit of salt and pepper.
- Spread the avocado onto the slices of toast.
- Top with the sliced strawberry and sprinkle with the blue cheese crumbles.
- Serve immediately.
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