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Havana daydreamin’

My mind has been completely taken over by the thought of beaches, hot sun, the smell of sunscreen, and chi-chi’s.

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But do we have a tropical vacation planned anytime soon? 
No. 
Our first and probably only vacation this year won’t happen until November on our honeymoon. And while that is tremendously exciting and I can hardly wait, seeing everyone’s facebook status updates and pictures of them in tropical places is making me a little green.
Ok a lot green. I am extremely jealous of people’s vacations.  In fact I have been searching like crazy for quick, affordable, but nice getaways. Sadly, I haven’t found a single one.  This whole expensive gas thing is totally killing the price of flights.  
I will not give up. I know that Living Social or Groupon has a deal for two just waiting to be announced that will have airfare, hotel, and all the fresh pico de gallo and pineapple I can eat at a place somewhere other than Mexico for under $1000.  Right? Am I delusional? Am I hoping for a deal that just isn’t going to happen?
You can be honest with me. It’s Friday. I can take it. Now, if it were say Monday or Tuesday, I would desperately need you to lie to me. 
To help keep my sanity, I’ve been drinking quite a few of my Blueberry Colada’s that I wrote about the other day and snacking on some of my favorite beach style dips. Here is one of my favorites from the week.

Spicy Avocado Hummus
3 Avocados
1 can chick peas
1 1/2 large jalepenos
1/2 cup cilantro
5 sprigs green onion
2 cloves garlic
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp cayenne
Juice of 2 limes
Start by adding the chick peas and avocados to a heavy duty food processor. Pulse your little heart out until it is fairly creamy and have very few chickpea chunks.  Add in remaining ingredients and pulse until well combined and smooth. Adjust seasoning to taste.

Spicy avocado hummus  sounds much more appetizing then it looks. The wheat color of the chickpeas and the green of the avocados turns this dip into somewhat of an unpleasant greenish brown color. There are a lot of things I can think of to compare it too, but Wes would be mortified if I wrote them. So, I will spare you for now.

Have a fantastic weekend. And if anyone happens across any tremendous vacation deals, please, please please, for my sanity and the sanity of those forced to spend time with me, pass them on. 
April 27, 2012 - 5:43 pm

Irissa - If you find one! I wanna go. We so should have asked y’all to come to riviera maya memorial weekend. Meredith and Molly and me r going. It was 860 for five days! All inclusive . I am so trying this recipe. BTW I made your chicken lettuce wraps! Sooo good

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