Thursday I was about to start my exercise when I realized I hadn’t taped my toes. It might sound strange, but it’s part of my routine and it helps keep my feet looking and feeling good.
I paused the end of All Star Academy, went to do the tape, and came back to the TV which was no longer on. The screen went black and an ominous red light blinked over and over on the base. This was not good.
After being advised to unplug it by a salesman at a local electronics shop, we did that. And while I have wanted a new TV for awhile, I hoped the unplug would reset it because I didn’t want a new TV right then.
Alas, that was what happened, when the TV continued to refuse to turn on. After hooking TiVo up to another TV to allow it to continue to work it’s magic, it was time to research a new TV.
See, we are TV people. Yes, I like to go out and get dressed up. Dinner out, shopping, concerts, high heels, makeup. I love it all. But there is literally nothing better to me than coming home at the end of the day and watching TV. I love it. I’m obsessed with it. It is happiness and an escape.
I found a couple viable options that I presented to Mom along with an OLED TV that presents the latest technology. I didn’t think we’d spring for it, but since we were in the market, I thought I’d mention it.
We headed to the electronics shop to discuss options, and pretty soon it was easy to see the only real option was the OLED 4K beauty. And it would be delivered the next day.
After struggling to watch American Idol, Grey’s Anatomy, and Scandal on a little tiny TV, Friday our new screen was delivered. Yes, not much more than 24 hours later, we were back in action. Priorities, people.
It’s sleek and big and shiny and the picture is so clear. And it’s weird.
I’m not complaining, I love it. But there’s something about the technology that makes everything look … different.
It’s hard to explain unless you’ve watched an OLED 4K TV, but it almost feels like you are no longer watching TV but instead in the room with James Bond or Jimmy Fallon (that’s what we’ve watched so far). It’s kind of freaky and taking some getting used to. Once we are used to it, though, we will have forever been spoiled.
By now, I bet I’ve got you all wanting to watch TV. But before you do, whip up a batch of my Classic Homemade Guacamole. It’s the perfect TV watching companion.
I often eat this healthy, gluten free, vegan dip for dinner with a few tortilla chips. It’s loaded with vegetables – avocado, onion, herbs, garlic, tomatoes, and I even added some cucumber for a fresh crunch. Pepper and Sriracha add that kick. I also like to serve it with a bit of cheese; I recently became obsessed with manchego.
So let’s eat guacamole and watch some TV!
2 large ripe Haas avocadoes, diced
½ red onion, finely diced
4 garlic cloves, minced
½ bunch flat leaf parsley, leaves only
½ bunch cilantro, leaves only
1 large tomato, diced
½ English cucumber, peeled, diced
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 teaspoon Sriracha
Tortilla chips for serving
In a medium bowl, mix together avocadoes, onion, garlic, parsley, cilantro, tomato, and cucumber. Mix as much you like. I prefer my guacamole to have a bit of texture. Season with pepper and Sriracha.
Serve immediately with chips and more cucumber slices. I also just eat it like a salad.
Don’t forget to check out the other Sunday Supper dishes!
- Artichoke Jalapeno Bruschetta by Grumpy’s Honeybunch
- Bacon Wrapped Dates by Our Good Life
- Baked Blue Cheese Olive Bites by A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures
- Baked Chicken Flautas by Cosmopolitan Cornbread
- Baked Piroshki (Russian Stuffed Rolls) by Curious Cuisiniere
- Blue Cheese & Buffalo Chicken Wonton Bites by Moore or Less Cooking
- Caprese Polenta Cakes by Eat, Drink and be Tracy
- Cherry Topped Brie Bites by That Skinny Chick Can Bake
- Chicken Pesto Pizza by Taste And See
- Classic Homemade Guacamole by Pies and Plots
- Fresh Vegetable Rainbow Rolls by Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks
- Italian Fried Stuffed Olives by La Bella Vita Cucina
- Healthy Buffalo Chicken Kabobs by Hardly A Goddess
- Mini Feta Leek Quiche by FoodieTots
- Mini Mediterranean Shish Kebabs by Hey What’s for Dinner Mom?
- Pan Seared Bruschetta by Seduction in the Kitchen
- Raspberry Glazed Chicken Wings by Family Around The Table
- Sesame Chicken Fingers by An Appealing Plan
- Spicy Popcorn Chicken by Brunch-n-Bites
- Battered-dipped Turkey Tenders by Cindy’s Recipes and Writings
- Beef Wellington Bites by Food Lust People Love
- Broccoli, Ham and Cheese Egg Muffin Cups by Cupcakes & Kale Chips
- Broccoli, Ham & Cheese Double Stuffed Potatoes by Simply Healthy Family
- Cheesy Baked Garlic Chicken Strips by Rants From My Crazy Kitchen
- Cuban Sandwiches by My World Simplified
- Chicken Parmesan Sliders by The Chef Next Door
- Ethiopian Injera and Tikel Gomen (cabbage, carrots and potato) by Caroline’s Cooking
- Fish fingers and Old Bay Dip by Jane’s Adventures in Dinner
- Gluten Free Chicken Nuggets by Gluten Free Crumbley
- Crunchy-Coated Haddock Fingers by Turnips 2 Tangerines
- Ham and Cheese Sliders by Feeding Big and More
- Mini Pizza Pockets by The Freshman Cook
- Mini Pizzas by Angels Home Sweet Homestead
- Ribs with Whiskey Maple Barbecue Sauce by Palatable Pastime
- Savory Beef and Veggie Hand Pies by Positively Stacey
- Spinach-Feta Rolls by Wholistic Woman
- Lasagna Cupcakes by A Mind Full Mom
- Tacos in Lettuce Wraps by Simple and Savory
- Thai Basil Chicken Lettuce Wraps by Casa de Crews
- Thai-Indian Beef Lettuce Cups by The Texan New Yorker
- Vegetarian Piadina Sandwich by she loves biscotti
- Yuca Fritters Stuffed with Cheese by Basic N Delicious
- Blueberry and Brie Tarts by Momma’s Meals
- Roasted Strawberry Hand Pies by Baking Sense
- Salted Caramel Cream Puffs by The Redhead Baker
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