Side Orders: You can make avocados an entree when you stuff them with chicken and cream cheese

Avocados stuffed with a cream cheese and chicken mixture, then topped with shredded cheddar and baked make a quick and delicious entree.

I'm sure I'm not the only one who's ever considered an avocado as anything more than a topping for a sandwich, burger or salad, and, of course, mashed up for guacamole. But have you ever considered serving an avocado as an entree?

Not too long ago, I found myself with some leftover rotisserie chicken, cream cheese about to go out of date and a windowsill lined with several avocados almost past their prime. After pondering a solution for a while, I gave up, grabbed my smartphone and began exploring. It didn't take long to find a slew of recipes using avocado as an ingredient, but most involved a trip to the grocery store, something I was trying to avoid.