Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Dinner plans for Saturday

The Vermilion Flycatcher male, very hard to get a picture of, they are so timid!

Tuesday January 5, 2009
Tomorrow GG arrives (before the break of dawn at 5:00 am!!) and we are already filling up our calendar with activities and dinner dates, at home and away. Today, we had Rachel here to do some cleaning for us and she will be coming back on Saturday to cook a Mexican dinner for us! Then Tuesday we have been invited for dinner at Jane and Paul's house, a couple we met while staying at the bed and breakfast before we rented this house. They are from DC but have also spent some time in Japan, which I think will be very interesting for GG to talk to them about.
In addition to eating here and there, we will be exploring the town of Ajijic, going in little shops and galleries. We are also going to be taking a day trip to Matzamitla, about a two hour drive from here on the other side of the lake and up in the mountains. It has a bit of a Swiss feel to it, a very pretty picturesque town. We will probably do a round the lake tour on the same day, which would make it an all day trip.
We will probably go on an open house tour as well, it is always fun to have a look at different Mexican style houses, some old and some new.
We will be taking lots of pictures, and of course you will be able to see them right here! Below is what I am going to make for dessert for our Saturday Night Mexican Dinner.

Chocolate Avocado Pie
2 large soft avocados
2 cups dark chocolate or carob chips
1/8 cup skim milk, possibly more needed
1 T vanilla extract
liquid sweetener, add as much as you want depending on taste
pre-made reduced fat pie crust
1 T orange juice

Take a pre made crust and lay washed and dried raspberries along bottom of crust.

In a double broiler melt chocolate chips with milk and vanilla. Add sweetener to taste. Mix well, and take off from heat after fully melted so that it does not burn.

In a separate bowl mash up the avocado, or pulse in a food processor. Add in orange juice, Get all lumps out.

After chocolate cools a bit mix it in with mashed avocado. This mixture should be thick and creamy. Test the sweetness level.

Pour over raspberries and place in fridge to set.

1 comment:

margie said...

Sounds like you are going to be busy! Have fun. I am really enjoying keeping up with your adventures in Mexico. keep the notes coming!