Wednesday, February 18, 2009


Black bean croquettes with fresh salsa (recipe in the comments from May 2, 2008)
Fresh oranges

Hot tea
Conversation hearts
We last had this right as we made the decision to move to Buffalo. I almost think of them as a Buffalo dish! T loved these last time, as we told him they were Black Bean Cakes. From his perspective, all kinds of cake rock. We love these ourselves and the croquettes turned out as wonderful as last time. that said, we had an incident with our avocado that made the salsa less perfect. This avocado seemed just barely ripe at the store - just how we like them for salsa cruda. BUT when I cut into it tonight it was hard and gummy! We eat a LOT of avocado and this has never happened!!! It made the salsa a little skimpy for two and there's none for T tomorrow. Sigh. Sometimes fresh produce just doesn't work out.

Prep Notes
Difficulty: Easy
Chopping: Tomatoes, scallions, cilantro, avocado, oranges
Time: 30 minutes to prep + 20 minutes to bake
Make ahead: I think these will save well, but I would eat them cold or heat them in the oven.

J: "Gummy avocados don't pass muster."
M: "This wasn't as flavorful as last time. Hmmm."

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