Tenley’s Bachelor Blog: Episode 10
Recipes for your Bachelor Viewing Party
A Simple Spread
Happy Women Tell All Bachelor Monday!! I’m so excited for you all to see this week’s episode, I think it’s the most “real” WTA I’ve ever seen. Sean gets called out by one of the girls… oh yes, it happens. And I actually don’t know what to think about it. But when it happens, hit me up on Twitter and let me know what you think happened there, and who is telling the truth. There’s a little Tierra action, and of course, she gives some recognition to that eyebrow of hers… I mean, how could she not? Desiree is also there and receives a very warm welcome and looks stunning. How many of you think she’ll be the next Bachelorette?! One of the reasons I enjoy The Women Tell All is getting to know the truth behind conversations, emotions, and feelings between the Bachelor and his ladies. Like I said, I feel like this one is the most “real” I have ever seen.
When I was on The Bachelor I actually missed out on getting to attend The Women Tell All because I attended the After the Final Rose instead. I’ve always been sad that I missed out on the WTA experience for a couple reasons… 1) It’s the first time any of the contestants get to reconnect with the Bachelor. 2) I didn’t get to reconnect with the girls of my season because of it- and when I was on it we weren’t allowed to use social media or be in touch with any of the girls from the show. 3) Ummm… I want to sit in one of those plastic swivel chairs and observe as everyone’s opinions start flying. Instead, I experience the Women Tell All like all of you, through the world of television. And truth be told, it is probably much more comfortable in my sweats with my girlfriends.
Sean has it down to the final two! I feel like this season has gone by so fast, maybe it’s because I’ve felt more invested emotionally to this cast of women because they were more relate-able to me. I’m happy for Sean, I truly hope that he found his partner for life, but I have a feeling that I will agree with his mom next week… “Don’t get engaged!” I only say this, because it is such a special moment in life and even though I believe that the couple can make it work, I also know the reality that you need to step into real life with one another to see if you still jive when you blend your “normal” lives. I like both of Sean’s choices, but I liked all of his last four women, I think any of them could be a great partner to him for several different reasons. Now it’s up to him, he gets to choose which package is best for him… Catherine or Lindsay?! (No spoilers please!!) I’m getting excited for the finale next week already!!
Okay, so now onto your viewing party menu for the week… I kept it super simple. I needed simple this week! I don’t know about you, but as soon as March hits, I feel like life starts to speed up until September, I don’t know how it happens, so my Monday night spread is super easy hoping to help all of you with cutting down time in the kitchen before tonight’s show.
Avocado Chicken Salad
I saw several different recipes floating around on good ol’ pinterest and I was inspired by all of them and decided to create my own recipe. This Avocado chicken salad has become a staple for me, sooo good. I decided to make it for my viewing party because it’s a hit, it’s super easy, and it’s healthy! Double or triple the recipe if you’re serving more than 4 people.
-2-3 Organic Chicken Breasts, cook and then shred *The short cut, pull meat from an organic rotisserie chicken
-1 Ripe Avocado
-1/2 Onion, chopped
-Handful of chopped Cilantro, to your own preference. *leave a little for garnish
-Juice of 1 lime
-A pinch or two of Pink Salt
*You can also add ground pepper, but I love the salty citrus taste!
-Shred cooked organic chicken breast (or pull/shred from a rotisserie chicken) and place in a bowl
-Add Avocado to the bowl and begin to mash around with the chicken
-Add chopped onions and cilantro, mashing these ingredients into the chicken and avocado
-Squeeze lime juice and sprinkle pink salt and mash all ingredients together mixing all flavors well
-Taste to make sure it’s the flavor you’re going for
-Garnish with some cilantro on top
*I serve my Avocado Chicken Salad as is, but I have placed warmed Brown Rice Tortillas on the side so that my guests can make wraps- it’s divine!
Tomatoes & Cheese
What you see is what you get on this one! I just thought this was simple finger food, would mix excellently with the Avocado Chicken Salad, and it’s so colorful it looks beautiful on the table. I just found a raw organic white cheese and cut it up in cubes and created a spread with an organic cherry tomato variety. Place a few toothpicks on the side or keep it finger food! I recommend adding some of the tomatoes to your chicken salad, it’s a great addition!
Mixed Fruit & Dark Chocolate
Again, what you see is what you get! I grabbed a few of my favorite fruits, washed them up (cut them up), and put them in a serving bowl together with a large serving spoon. I will be placing these out next to a nice plate of varieties of Organic Dark Chocolate! Chocolate and fruit is one of my favorite pairings. In fact, if I had just a few more minutes to get ready for tonight I would bake my Raw Cacao Brownies to pair with some berries/fruit! If you have some time, try them- they’re so good!
Click HERE for my Raw Cacao Brownie Recipe!
(Make them without the peppermint if combining with fruit)
Strawberry Lemonade Spritzer
Picture is from the official Nutrition Plan and does not belong to me
It’s starting to feel a little bit more like Spring (feeling like Summer in California recently), and I am trying to be a lot more careful when drinking my fancier beverages since they can be full of sugar, and I’m craving a little something tangy and refreshing tonight, so I will be making one of my favorite drinks from the Nutrition Plan I live by! It’s perfect for a fun little cocktail option minus all the added sugars. Please still drink responsibly and in moderation.
-4 oz. Champagne or sparkling cider/sparkling water
-Juice of 1 lemon (my cheeks are puckering thinking about it!)
-1/4 cup Strawberries, thinly sliced
-1 tsp. Organic Stevia
-Mix ingredients together in a chilled glass and enjoy!
*If you make this drink with sparkling water instead of champagne, serve over ice
I absolutely love everything on this lifestyle plan so you can’t go wrong!
Happy Bachelor Viewing!
Only one more week until we find out who Sean will pick!!
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