Two Photos, My New Best Friend, and Recipes Needed

Happy 3 day weekend everyone!  I mentioned in my last post that I am doing Em's September photo-a-day challenge, so here are days 1 & 2.

Day One:  The Beginning

E is the first letter of my middle name.  (No, it's not J, as in JJ. That's just a nickname I had in high school) My middle name is my Grandma's first name.  My grandma is so important to me -- she is my only living grandparent, and is the one who took care of me and my siblings after my mom died (while my dad was at work).  She recently turned 94 and I hope she is still around in time to see our first child, and her 14th grandchild.  If we get pregnant through IVF, or any other way, and if the baby is a girl, she will be named after my grandma.

Day Two:  Fire

A few weeks ago I was part of an emergency drill in our community.  The drill was an airplane explosion and this is the plane fire simulator.  I have to admit, it was pretty cool.  All of the "victims" were on another part of the runway channeling our inner acting skills to play out our injuries.


On Friday morning I went to my chiropractor, as I do every week or two.  While there, she asked where we were on things.  I told her we were getting ready to do IVF and she told me about a recent study she had read that showed that women who eat an avocado a day (or 4-5 avocados a week)  tripled their success rate of IVF.  Let me say that again.... TRIPLED their success rate of IVF.  So, I went and bought me some avocados before work.

Problem is, I don't like avocados.  Tonight I had some guacamole. My husband loves it, so I make it 1-2 times a week, but I usually don't eat any.  Well tonight I made it with two avocados, and split it with him, and I choked it down.

Tomorrow I am going to make some black bean, corn & avocado salad to take over to a barbecue.  After that, I've used up all of my tricks.  So I need recipes and ideas if I am going to eat 4-5 avocados a week (my new best friend)  for the next 4 - 5 weeks.  Please please please send me your ideas, recipes and favorite ways of eating avocados!  Thank you in advance!


  1. Thanks for sharing the avacado tip! I will make sure to do that for our next IVF cycle.

  2. Oh... my favorite way to eat avacados is in a sandwich. If you spread it on bread and have other things hiding it... it may make them more edible for you. :)

  3. I guess I'd better go buy myself a bunch of avocados!

    I use avocados in sandwiches, and I also make a very simple salad with them, using diced cucumber, salt, pepper and cilantro.

  4. it's hard to imagine not liking avocados, but there is no accounting for taste. I bet you really love something I can't stand - like fennel. yuk.
    Here's a link to a way you might enjoy your avocado:

    be well, lovely.

    1. Um....yum....I may just like avocado afterall!

  5. Ooh! I LOVE avocados! I eat them plain. So I guess this is good news for me that eating avocados is good for fertility. :) Maybe you will start to like them more after eating them so often during the next several weeks?? Good luck!

  6. Avocado? Fascinating.

    If you google Alton Brown and avocado, you'll find recipes for avocado ice cream and cake frosting. Weird, yes. I've never tried it but I saw the episode of his show where he made them and it was...interesting...


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