Friday, July 8, 2011

Foodie Baby: Chicken, Bacon, Avocado, Tomato, Cali-Style Yumminess

The combination of chicken, bacon, avocado, and tomato has to be one of the most refreshing and satisfying out there.  Smokey and fresh.  So different, yet couldn't be better suited for one another. They form an  ideal relationship, one being understated and subdued, the other bold and zesty. They'd be delicious and would stand well on their own, but together they compensate for what the other lacks forming the perfect marriage.  Someday, I will find the bacon to my avocado. The tomato to my chicken. But for now, I will live vicariously through my baby food...


2 medium chicken breasts, cooked through and browned in olive oil
4 slices of hickory smoked bacon, reserving 1 Tbsp. of grease
1 Tbsp. bacon grease (see above)
1 avocado
3 slices ripe tomato
1 cup of water


1. Brown the two chicken breasts, sprinkling with pepper, in olive oil until cooked thoroughly and remove from skillet.
2.  Pan fry the four slices of bacon until cooked to medium. Too crispy and it will not blend well, as well as detract from flavor.  Reserve the 1 Tbsp. of bacon grease and keep separate in a ramekin.
3.  Cut the avocado in half, de-seed, and scoop into a separate bowl.
4.  Cut the three slices of ripe tomato and keep on a separate plate.
5.  Place all ingredients into a blender with the 1 cup of water and puree to desired consistency.
 6.  This should make approximately 6 jars of baby food.
 7.  Your baby should look like this as he/she is devouring its smokey-fresh goodness:
8.  Should your child not appreciate all of your hard work and does not care for your homemade baby food, this would be DELICIOUS if spread onto pita bread or crackers.  Go ahead and pour that glass of wine I know you're contemplating, too. You have to be frustrated.


  1. Advice from a cook with 50 years of experience: Good thing you've got a working dishwasher for all those extra plates & bowls. Take it easy on yourself and put all the ingredients on one plate - they're all going into the processor anyway. Use the extra time to have a second glass of wine! Bone Appeteet, sweetie!

  2. Haha! I just do that for photo sake. Normally I wouldn't lay any of it out at all, I would just flop it all directly into the blender. It's just so the ingredients are more visible...aaahhh I guess when you love doing something you don't mind creating the extra work for yourself huh!