Alligator Pears

Can you spot the avocado?

Neither could he.

But he loved it anyway.

Weston doesn’t like avocados but he likes guacamole.  This is a concept that’s similar to someone liking hotdog buns but not liking the ones that hold a burger patty.  You see what I deal with?  So I’m practicing to be a mother by hiding healthful nutrients in ambiguous places.  Exibit A: These are mashed potatoes laced with their own skins, garlic, milk and healthy green clumps of mono and polyunsaturated fats; alias- Avocado.  Contrary to popular belief, avocados or alligator pears are fruits not vegetables.  They have gained popularity throughout the US in recent years.  Low-fat/no-fat mindsets, which were popular in the 1970s and 80s, have died down and nutritional science has discovered that incorporating healthy fats into ones diet may aid in the absorption of other vital nutrients as well as protect against certain diseases.  Being the self-proclaimed cheapskate that I am, you can imagine my enthusiasm when it comes to any “buy-one-get-one-free” situation; especially when it involves getting more bang for my calorie buck.  Blueberries have fiber annnd antioxidants?  Sure.  Honey facilitates digestion annnd promotes rehydration?  Sign me up!  According to whatscookingamerica.net, avocados (a testicle shaped fruit) have been named after the said male body part and have been used in the Aztec community as a sex stimulant.  As for me, I’ll just continue to enjoy my alligator pears with a side of fat-soluble absorption.

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3 Responses to Alligator Pears

  1. Mama says:

    Dont worry Weston. I am making lasagna today and will bring you a pan.

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