Pretty, Polished, Perfect.: TripleP in the Kitchen

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

TripleP in the Kitchen

Join Dine & Dish and Cookin’ Canuck for the California Avocado 4th of July Blast
sponsored by the California Avocado Commission.

Baked Avocado Fries
(adapted from this recipe, which was adapted from that recipe, which was adapted.......)

¼ C all-purpose flour
1 tsp salt
2 large eggs, beaten
1 ¼ C Italian Seasoned bread crumbs
2 perfectly ripe California Avocados, pitted, peeled and sliced into wedges

Preheat the oven to 450 degrees (Fahrenheit.)

Dredge the avocado wedges in the flour (coat them real well,) dredge in beaten egg (coat them real well, again,) and then dredge them in the bread crumbs (you got the real well part, right?)  Lay on a baking sheet (I rubbed a little bit of olive oil on my pan.)  Sprinkle a little bit of salt over the wedges, and then lightly sprinkle olive oil over them (I placed my finger over the opening to "sprinkle" because I'm fancy like that. Haha.)  Bake for about 15-20 minutes (Mine were almost burnt at 18 minutes.)  Take them out of the oven.  Eat them.  I forgot to take pictures.

Even my children ate them.  That is a miracle.

Have you ever watched the Food Network (or Cooking Channel) and they have those awesome videos of the food bubbling up in the hot oven? No?

My kitchen is one of the most well-used areas of our home.  I spend a lot of time cooking, cleaning, baking, cleaning, hanging out, cleaning, playing games, cleaning, entertaining and more cleaning in my kitchen.

Top, Old Navy.  Pants, JCrew.  Necklace, Forever21.  Bracelets, thrifted (similar here) and Target.

I read an article the other day about bloggers appearing to be perfect (sorry, I can't find it or I would link to it - it was a good article!)  I know, I know.  I even use the word in the title of my blog.  I know I am not perfect.  The title of my blog is about what I wish I was, what I am always seeking and what I love; it is my search for all things pretty, polished, and otherwise perfect.  I've got a number of photographs that are far from pretty, my dishwasher could use a good polishing and look!  My kitchen isn't perfect:

Did I mention I spend a lot of time in the

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At April 11, 2012 at 9:10 AM , Anonymous Sandy a la Mode said...

love your top girl!! and baked avocado fries?!?! i must try this!!!

At April 11, 2012 at 9:16 AM , Anonymous ErnestineADavis said...

Oh wow, you are SUCH a cutie

At April 11, 2012 at 10:59 AM , Anonymous Brittany said...

I NEED that top! I love it!

At April 11, 2012 at 11:57 AM , Anonymous Erin said...

Sandy - you should. They were so delicious AND easy. I tried frying some once, and they didn't taste that great and I made a huge mess - the complete opposite of this recipe!

At April 11, 2012 at 11:57 AM , Anonymous Erin said...

Yes. Everyone should have a bird top, haha!

At April 11, 2012 at 1:18 PM , Anonymous Citythistle said...

i have that top in white. LOVE it!!!!

At April 11, 2012 at 2:48 PM , Anonymous Emily @ BabyBerry said...

LOVE the outfit! :) Too cute! And I have been dying to try avocado fries! YUMMY!

At April 11, 2012 at 4:36 PM , Anonymous Erin @ Loop Looks said...

I am totally trying those fries! And these pictures look great, no matter what you think about your kitchen :-)

At April 11, 2012 at 10:33 PM , Anonymous MySweetCreations said...

How long ago did you get that top? I LOVE it and it looks amazing on you!

At April 12, 2012 at 6:51 PM , Anonymous Katedlee said...

I love your top! Those avocado fries sound really good... I bet my little man would love them :)

At April 12, 2012 at 8:56 PM , Anonymous Jenny said...

I almost bought that shirt so many times! It looks super cute on you. I would love if you would add this to the Lovely Things Thursday Linky Party!

At April 13, 2012 at 12:32 AM , Anonymous Lirpa333 said...

Mmmm I love avocados. That outfit is so cute. Lately I just love so many of Old Navy's tops!

At April 23, 2012 at 11:36 AM , Anonymous Andrea D said...

That top is adorable! And those fries? Um...yum. I need to try that!
My kitchen is certainly not perfect (I'm a terrible housekeeper) and I hope my blog doesn't make my life out to be either! Life is full of imperfections, and I like when bloggers share their's :)

Happy Monday!
Left brain, right brain, pug brain.

At April 23, 2012 at 7:33 PM , Anonymous Jennifer Street said...

Too cute and those fries look delish!! Stopping by from The Monday Meet Up.
I'm ur newest follower. I'd love for you to visit the Hive!

Jen - Queen Bee's Hive

At April 24, 2012 at 1:20 PM , Anonymous Garagesalesrusblog said...

Ok I love the outfit and I am going to the grocery store today to get everything i need for the avocado fries! I am visiting form the Monday Meet up and wanted to say hi! I am a new follower! I blog over at we show everyone all the amazing deals we find on fashion, home decor and lots more! check us out when you get a chance!

At July 3, 2012 at 10:48 AM , Anonymous Patticake66 said...

I tried these and did not care for them. After cooking they did not have that fresh avocado taste that I love. I would rather eat them plain.

At July 3, 2012 at 11:39 AM , Anonymous Erin said...

I'm sorry you didn't like the recipe! Maybe that's why my kids liked them so much, lol!

At July 8, 2012 at 6:53 PM , Anonymous Lauramdoyle said...

I'm looking forward to trying these avocado fries. Erin, you made me like you so much from this post. You do look pretty and polished, as does your kitchen, but it's the part where you spend a lot of time cleaning that was most endearing for me. That and the way you sprinkle the olive oil. So fancy!

At July 9, 2012 at 12:17 AM , Anonymous Erin said...

Oh my gosh, thank you! Your comment made my day :) Whenever I watch Top Chef, I wonder if they have someone come in and clean up after them, or if they have to do it themselves. I would only want to be a chef if someone else did the cleaning, lol!


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