Monday, August 29, 2016

Food N' Flix--Hotel Transylvania 2-- AVOCADOS!

Food 'n Flix is a group of bloggers who get together every month to watch a movie, and then head into the kitchen and mix up something inspired by the flick. 

There is always room for another pillow in front of the tellie, and another chair around the table. So if you're a blogger who wants to join in the fun, please feel free to jump in at any moment.

 August's  Flick was chosen by Coffee and Casseroles!    She  chose  the movie Hotel Transylvania 2!  One I have watched a million times this summer  (I kid you not)
check out her announcement post here---and play along next month!

I feel it's a bit ironic that the movie was about a grandparent watching a grandchild--I did that for the whole month of July.  3 different sets of grandchildren, but I had kids for a month.  And that is why I ended up watching Hotel Transylvania a million  times--before I even knew it was a Food 'n Flix choice.

My youngest grandson Christopher is 3 and he wanted to watch this movie almost every day--for 2 whole weeks, and while it was on in the background, I didn't pay a whole lot of attention to it.  I knew the gist of it, but hadn't really watched it.  So on Saturday when I decided that I wanted to join in with Food 'n Flix on a more regular basis,  I put this movie on, grabbed a glass of wine and sat back to enjoy.
And I did!

Full of a star-studded cast, and funny!   You probably don't need a detailed synopsis of the movie from me, but I just want you to know that it's filled full of humor that kids laugh at and adults 'get'.  It's all family fun, but the puns and eluding to adult 'real life' situations are hilarious.

In one scene, Drac is appalled that his daughter, Mavis, feeds his grandson, Dennis, avocados.
There were so many things to choose from, why did avocados stick in my mind?
I could have made spaghetti brains or Rice Krispie treats with Count Chocula cereal, (which I was seriously thinking about )  but I was skimming thru a cooking magazine and saw this pico de gallo recipe with roasted peppers, so I thought I'd give it a try.


It's so good.   The roasted peppers gave it a bit of a smoky flavor, the avocados a tad bit of guacamole taste and then the rest was totally pico de gallo.  But all mixed together.
There wasn't much heat, so if you think you'd like a bit more, I'd put in a jalapeno.
This was really yummy -- I ate it for my dinner tonight--  Pico de Gallo and chips!  I ate a  lot of it. 

It was so good, I'd do it again.
I'm not sorry.
Just full.

Avocado-Poblano Pico de Gallo

1 fresh poblano pepper
1 yellow, red or green sweet pepper
1/2 cup chopped tomato
1/3 cup chopped red onion
2 T snipped fresh cilantro
1/2 t finely shredded lime peel
1 T lime juice
salt to taste
2 avocados, halved, seeded, peeled and chopped.

Preheat the broiler, place whole peppers on a foil-lined baking sheet. Broil 4 inches from the heat 7-10 minutes or until skins are bubbly and blackened, turning occasionally.
Put peppers into a paper bag and enclose.  Let stand about 15 minutes or until cool enough to handle.  Using a sharp knife, loosen edges of skins and remove gently.  Remove stems and seeds. Chop the peppers.
In a medium bowl combine peppers, tomato, red onion, cilantro, lime peel, lime juice and salt. Gently toss to combine.  Stir in avocados.
Serve with chips.


Katherine P said...

This is a movie I've been wanting to see! I love kids movies that aren't painful to watch and this looks like one of those. That Pico de Gallo looks amazing! I love Pico and I'm not sure I've ever seen it with avocado. Looks tasty!

bermudaonion said...

I don't have any little ones around here so I'd never heard of that movie but that dish sure looks good!

Kimberly said...

I'm glad you liked the movie. Sorry I made you watch something you'd been forced to sit through all summer. This looks so good I wish I could just reach through the machine.

Stefanie said...

Mmm, that looks good. That movie was a good one; me and the girls LOL'd many times watching that. Avocados were never popular baby food when mine were young. When one of my BFF's had kids, it was then one of the baby foods to give.

Heather Schmitt-Gonzalez said...

I'm glad you decided to join us again this month Debbie! This is totally my kind of food (I could eat that whole bowl).

Debra Eliotseats said...

Glad you're playing along! Although I would have loved to have seen your rice krispie treats ala Count Chocula, I love this "good fat" dish!

Wendy Klik said...

Your guac looks delicious and I totally get having that for sounds like something I would do LOL>

Evelyne CulturEatz said...

So funny you saw the movie so many times without watching lol. It was adorable. And yum on the recipe, love avocado and roasting peppers always makes a world of difference!

Amy CookingAdventures said...

I love everything about this recipe!

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