Hashtag $10 Toast
Over the summer we went back to California for a few weeks to visit family and friends. Anytime we make a trip back home we take advantage of being able to spend time with Praveena and her family. Talking and texting all the time is never the same as hanging out so there is always a ton of excitement when our families get together. As we were putting together the breakfast menu the discussion turned to avocado toast. It seems to literally be on every café breakfast, brunch and lunch menu that we have seen. I mean the avocado toast phenomenon reaches across the country. This being said I was sharing my story of how I was trying to convince my 91 year old grandmother to visit a toast bar with my children and I. There is just something about the smooth seductive texture of the avocado and the crunch of bread that is mind blowing to the taste buds. I told Praveena and her husband about how I shared these thoughts with my nana and the vivid descriptions of the smooth seductive texture of the avocado, and how it is so complimentary to the buttery crunch of the toasted bread. The combination is a perfect sirens call to ever awaiting taste buds. Looking back now it was probably a pretty entertaining sight–I was literally my own hype girl. I recounted how I was a deflated balloon of a person after my nana laughed at me and said that Mexicans have been putting avocado on toast for forever. And how it was not a specialty item, and that she sure as heck was not going to pay between four and ten dollars for avocado on toasted bread. After the story was over there was lots of laughter and #HashTagTenDollarToast jokes. Praveena’s mother is visiting from India for the summer and she too found this entertaining and agreed with my grandmother’s feelings on purchasing avocado toast. It was only fitting that avocado toast became our Saturday breakfast. With a few twists of course. So if you enjoy avocado, toast and good flavor, but don’t want to pay ten dollars for avocado toast then this is the recipe for you. Enjoy and please share with us all the spins and twist your family enjoys on toast. P.S. I won’t tell anyone if we happen to run into one another in a restaurant in Columbus and you are enjoying avocado toast–that is, if you won’t tell on me. Sometimes, mamas gotta splurge. Happy cooking friends!