Avocado Toast with Fried Cheese

It’s Friday – make that the last Friday of the semester – and I don’t feel like writing anything remotely insightful or intellectual in the least. My brain has had to absorb too much information to go look up even more material to write about here. It might sound lazy but I am just being realistic about my capacity to generate coherent sentences. Nancy over at Gotta Get Baked inspired me with her random crap post. I really like the idea of writing tangentially about whatever comes to mind and not filtering it whatsoever. Writing is what stops me from blogging half of the time. It’s not that I don’t have any recipes to share, I just have not been able to muster up the time or energy to write an actual post. But if I don’t feel pressured to write anything meaningful, well then that is a whole different story. Let’s have atter! (try Googling “have atter”, there is a very interesting forum someone created asking what it means. All of the replies are along the lines of, “who cares?” and “get a life” but I almost feel sorry for the guy – it’s a valid question!)

Avocado toast with fried cheese

I signed up to write the GRE a couple of days ago (that’s the Graduate Record Examination for gaining entrance to grad school, if you are not familiar with it). The verbal component of the test is basically compromised of a series of subtests designed to assess your vocabulary. All I am going to do for the next 3 months is read word lists just to prepare for it. 5 bucks if you can tell me what “lachrymose” means. That’s what I thought. Who in the 21st century uses a word like that? FYI, it is a description of someone who is teary or prone to weeping. So next time you see someone crying, tell them there is no need to be so lachrymose. And if you get punched in the face, it is probably well deserved.

Ok and here is another thing I have been thinking about lately; old people driving. Don’t get me wrong, there are plenty of good older drivers and plenty of bad young ones, but I have had way too many experiences lately that have tempted me to give up my keys and just walk wherever I need to go. The roads are not safe. Not when you have people backing out of parking stalls, pushing their grocery carts with them as they go, and then driving away as if nothing ever happened. What if that was a real, live human being? Also, are you allowed to drive while wearing an oxygen tank? The last thing I really want to have happen when I get in an accident with you is to be knocked unconscious by a 50 pound metal tank flying through my windshield. This is not an attack against the elderly. My real point is, there have got to be tighter restrictions around how people get and retain their licenses. There is something seriously wrong with the fact that you can get a drivers license at 16 and keep it for the rest of your life. Shouldn’t there be a re-test, even at like 25 or 30, just to make sure you are not a danger to yourself or others? Otherwise, there are just too many incompetent people to make me feel comfortable on the roads.

Want to know what one of my other pet-peeves is? Unripe avocados. The worst thing is when you have 5 or 6 avocados in your fridge and you go to eat one, only to find that they are all hard as a rock. Booo. I reckon this would not be so much of a problem if I lived in California with an avocado tree in my backyard and had them at my disposal all the time. Can avocados make you fat? Because they definitely would if I had that kind of access to them. Avocado toast is probably my favourite meal in life. Just as Napoleon Dynamite loved his tatertots, I love my mashed avocado toast. Top that avocado toast with fried cheese and you are off to the races. The problem is, avocado toast is a wee bit harder to shove in your pocket to save as an afternoon snack. Such is life, I suppose.

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Avocado Toast with Fried Cheese
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Serves: 1
  • 2 slices grainy bread
  • 1 avocado, mashed with salt and pepper
  • ¼ cup cubed, cooked eggplant
  • 6 pieces of homemade paneer
  1. To assemble, toast the bread and slather each piece with mashed avocado. Cook off the paneer until golden on all sides. Top the avocado toast with fried paneer and cooked eggplant.


9 thoughts on “Avocado Toast with Fried Cheese

  • April 11, 2014 at 10:40 am

    Get out of my brain, I just bought avocado with the intent of making spicy baked avocado. May try this too…

    Also, good luck with the GRE. Let me know if you need more books or study tips, I took it just over 2 years ago (June 2012), so they should still be relevant 🙂

  • April 11, 2014 at 4:29 pm

    Lol random crap is the absolute best! That’s why I enjoy writing those posts so much – you can just go on ‘n on ‘n on about whatever the heck it is you want! Although really, all our posts should be that way. We’re the writers, dagnabit. I’m glad i inspired you to go off on a rant. Seriously, old people driving. This. It’s craziness. So many times I’ve almost be sideswiped, backed into, etc by an old person. I’m going to be a total age-ist and say that they should start doing yearly driving tests for people over the age of 65. There, I said it! Hell, I don’t even want MYSELF on the road at that age. Imma be killing people in the streets, I can just see it now! And yes, I hate hard ass avocados and sometimes they take so long to ripen! I love that you topped your avo toast with fried cheese. Amazing!

    • April 11, 2014 at 4:33 pm

      Nancy your comments are the best, I love it! And I second the driving tests, but I seriously think they should start earlier than 65. I would like to think that I will know when to get off the road myself and not fight it, but only time will tell. PS. If you are ever in Calgary (or vice versa, if I am ever in Vancouver) fire me a note so we can get to meet in person and I can show you around town! You are such a character!

  • April 12, 2014 at 7:31 am

    YES for being done! I actually did know what lachrymose meant, but probably from SAT studying years ago. And no, i have no idea why THAT stuck in my head instead of much more useful things, like where I put my keys EVER.

    • April 13, 2014 at 7:19 pm

      Funny how life works like that isn’t it? I never had to write my SAT living in Canada but now I almost wish I would have as I feel it would have given me a leg up on writing the GRE.

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