Looky looky, another non-recipe recipe! Y’all, I’m not even sorry that these are just flavor combos (fabulous flavor combos that is) on a piece of bread. And I don’t even care that I’m approximately 5 years late in the toast-as-snack phenomenon either. Better late than never, amen?
Can we just chat about game day eats? Not anything in particular, but I love hearing what you guys have traditionally for Super Bowl Sunday. Growing up we always had reuben sandwiches, potato chips, a crudite platter, and ice cream for dessert. Or bread pudding – LOOOOOOVE bread pudding! Unfortunately Nate’s not a fan of reuben sandwiches so when I got married our game day snacks turned into hot wings and queso with a side of fruit or cut up veggies. All good – I’m no food snob to say the least. It’s just funny to see how it all changes!
A few years ago Nate and I both had the flu during Super Bowl Sunday and y’all? It was honestly terrible. I think we each had a bowl of queso and some chips, then spent the rest of the night dead to the world on the couch. I remember waking up every now and then to see that Green Bay was ahead (Nate had a friend who was playing for them at the time), I’d smile, then doze off again. Being sick during big food holidays is the worst!
So anyway. Toast. It’s still totally a thing and you know what? I think you should do something fun for the Super Bowl like make a whole toast bar. Just a ton of spreads and dips and toppings and different kinds of bread and just have people go nuts making all sorts of crazy toast options. You could have toast competitions, a Super Bowl of Toast if you will, where you get to judge what your friends and family throw together. I may or may not have just typed all that out in a harried moment of excitement only to finalize that THAT is exactly what we’ll be doing at our house. Toast Bar. I’ll let you know how it goes 🙂
So what about you? Tell me your game day faves – because after Toast Bowl 2015 is over I’m sure I’ll be looking for more ideas of what to eat!
SMASHED AVOCADO TOAST WITH RED ONION AND PINEAPPLE
- 1 slice of bread (I like Ezekiel 4:9 bread)
- 1/2 ripe avocado
- 1 very thin slice red onion
- 1/4 of a pineapple, skin and core removed and sliced very thinly
- salt and pepper to taste
- Toast bread to desired doneness.
- While the bread is toasting, smash the avocado with the back of a fork.
- Season with salt and pepper.
- When the bread is done toasting, slather it with the smashed avocado.
- Layer on the thin slices of red onion.
- Top with the thinly sliced pineapple.
- Cut in half and enjoy!