Wherein we reveal part two of “It’s Not Easy Being Green”.
First, we’ll start with the knitting.
I was looking for a project that would be quick, summery, and would use up some stash yarn. I decided that “Summer Leaves” (or on Ravelry) by Robin Dodge would fit the bill. The gauge seemed perfect to use up some Cotton-Ease. And I happened to have Almond, Maize (gold), and Green. My first thought was to make the main color Almond as in the original pattern, but I don’t have enough. So instead, I’m going to use Maize as the main color, and Almond as the contrasting color.
I have some slight concern about how I’ll like the square neckline, but we’ll see. I also plan to make the shoulders a bit narrower.
And now back to the green.
After dinner last night, my husband said “Too bad there isn’t any more of that avocado dessert!”. Yes, he liked it. He really liked it. I may have to make the pie some time and foist it upon my SnB group.
I briefly considered whipping up some more, since I still had some avocado left. But then Julie threw down a challenge with her comment: “There must be a drink you can make with them!”. (By the way, have you seen Julie’s cute crocheted hat and scarf pattern? I came across them on Ravelry the other day when looking for crocheted scarves, and thought they were great – then I noticed that it was Julie’s pattern! But I digress.)
Once again, the old Internet pulled through. Sure enough, Avocado Daiquiris. The first recipe I tried was nasty. Definitely needed some sugar. Or something. But I also found this recipe, which allowed me to just add some additional ingredients to the first drink to make a different version that served two. And what did we think? Pretty darn good. If it wasn’t for the color, I would have thought it was a Banana-Lime daiquiri. I couldn’t taste the avocado at all. You might be able to convince someone it’s a Banana-Lime-Kiwi daiquiri, and they’d probably never know the difference. The avocado and half-and-half added a slightly creamy texture, like a banana would. (Note: this photo is actually the nasty original drink. The second drink didn’t last long enough to have it’s picture taken.)