Monday, December 30, 2019

Chocolate, Colds

I'm a chocoholic and I know many other people are as well. I have just come across an article which says scientists expect chocolate to extinct by 2050.  What a dreadful thought. Apparently the company, Mars, are working with scientists to avert the crisis. My first thought was, I won't be around by 2050 my second was that the price of chocolate will start skyrocketing between then and now. This is all going to be caused by global warming which certain presidents say isn't happening!! Can you imagine a world without chocolate? All those delightful desserts and wonderful candies just disappearing. I have met people who don't like chocolate, but they are few and far between in my experience.

Of course being Monday, we bowl today. I don't know if Matt is going to bowl or not. We shall see. Fingers crossed please.

Forgot to mention Matt's cold/cough is getting better and mine has not been getting worse.

Here's a nice little breakfast dish, I am always looking for different things to do for breakfast. I think I would be eating the scooped out flesh of the avocado alongside the main dish. Think I might try it in the air fryer. It's just occurred to me that I would have to go into the store myself to ensure that I got big enough avocados. Mind you I would only get one at a time. Matt would never eat anything but his cereal for breakfast.

Eggs Baked in Avocado

2 avocados (extra-large)
black pepper
4 eggs

1. Preheat the oven to 400°F.

2. Slice the avocados in half and discard the pits. Use a spoon to scoop out a portion of the flesh from the center of each half, leaving a 1/2-inch border of flesh in the skin. Reserve the scooped-out avocado flesh for another use. (Pro Tip: Use the largest avocados possible to ensure that a full egg can fit inside!)

3. Arrange the avocado halves cut side up in a square baking dish. Sprinkle the cavities with salt and black pepper. Carefully crack an egg into the center of each half and season with additional salt and black pepper to taste.

4. Bake the eggs on the middle rack of the oven until the whites are set, 15-20 minutes.

5. Check to see that eggs are done. Remove from oven or add time as needed.

6. Serve immediately.

Servings: 4

Source: Yummly

Have a great day


  1. Fingers definitely crossed for you. I am very glad that Matt's cough is getting better and yours no worse.
    Our avocados are often small - it could be difficult to get one big enough for that dish. Worth trying though.
    Yours is the second blog which has had me thinking today. THIS RECIPE also looked good.

    1. Thanks Sue. Ours are often small too Sue and the eggs I have been getting lately are huge, double yolkers.

      Oh yes, who's recipe?

    2. The link will take you to the Low Carb Diabetic blog. They get their recipes from a number of sources and this one looked good to me.

    3. OK, thanks Sue. I realised there was a link after I posted. Haven't followed it yet though.

  2. It's not only a certain president who's in denial about climate change. Our Federal government is populated by similar disbelievers - and that despite the eastern part of the country experiencing a 4 year drought and now battling horrendous bush fires. Makes me so angry.
    On a more pleasant note, that recipe sounds yummy.

    1. I know Helen, it's ridiculous isn't it. Nobody, but nobody is doing anything about it in government circles. Elephant's Child (comment above you), lives in the fire area.

      Yes, it does.

  3. Glad you are feeling better! I hope your Christmas was good and the new year be calm and healthy. I can’t imagine being without chocolate

    1. Well, OK let's say Birgit. Christmas was quiet as will be New Year's. Neither can I, but as I would be 110 then, don't think I really need to worry.

  4. Gosh, I hope if it is true and there is no more chocolate I'll be gone too by 2050! Glad coughs are getting better and definitely not worse.


  5. Well they are working on saving the plants or strengthening their resistance to heat Betty. One cannot imagine a world without chocolate.

    Actually Matt's wasn't so good tonight.