Time for another installment from the “Family Almanac” — September 8th

2001 – Wayne makes Avocado Crême – YUCK! (One of our family traditions is that when Dad has a free Saturday afternoon, he makes a recipe. His goal is to try every recipe in our collection! The system is to take the oldest cookbook and start with the first recipe and go through to the end. He’s actually completed a few cookbooks. As you can imagine, we’ve tried some interesting creations. Frosted Avocado Crême will live in infamy. Since it came with three garnish variations – maraschino cherries, mint leaves, strawberries – we had to have it three times. It’s the only recipe that I recall going down the disposal. What a waste of good ice cream!)

2003 – Grandpa Beckstrand walks Steven and Michelle to the bus stop. (They were here for a short visit after attending a Genealogy conference in Orlando. The picture is from the night before.)
2006 – Carmen and Radhames are married in the morning and baptized in the afternoon. (Two of the highlights on our trip to pick up David at the end of his mission in the Dominican Republic.)
For those of you who want to be adventurous, here’s the recipe for Frosted Avocado Crême. Part of the problem with our first try was the avocados were extremely stringy and on the bitter side. In addition, no one in our family likes maraschino cherries! The second time Wayne made it, we used a different, creamier variety of avocado, and it was better, barely. Strawberries made the tastiest garnish.
Mashed pulp from 4 ripe avocados
1 tablespoon lime juice
Dash salt
1/4 cup sugar, or to taste
1/2 pint vanilla ice cream, softened
Combine everything and mix well. Spoon into ice cube tray and freeze until icy but not hard-frozen. Spoon into serving dishes and garnish with maraschino cherries, mint leaves, or strawberries. Serves 6