Going to Mars (& Grilled Avocado Chicken)

Well, not really yourself. But did you know you can send your name to space? And get a cool boarding pass? It’s free, and it’s a fun gimmick.


Click here to learn more.

NASA plans to launch the next Mars rover next summer and they are giving people the chance to have their names go along with it (etched on microchips, which will sit under a glass cover on the rover.)

Mars Rover

It seems like a fun thing to do, especially as we celebrate Loopy Space Camp this summer. I signed up and got my boarding pass!

Need a great summer recipe? I tried this recipe for Grilled Avocado Chicken last week and we all gave it a thumbs up. Found on Pinterest, looks like originally from The Recipe Critic. Pop over and check out her great recipes!

Grilled Avocado Chicken

Grilled Avocado Chicken

3/4 cup balsamic vinegar
1/4 cup honey
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 Tbl olive oil
2 tsp. Italian seasoning
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
4 slices mozzarella cheese
1 avocado, diced
2 roma tomatoes, diced
2 Tbl fresh chopped basil
salt and pepper
balsamic vinegar for drizzling

Whisk together the vinegar, honey, garlic, olive oil, Italian seasoning, salt and pepper. Add chicken to the bowl and turn to coat. Let marinate for 30-40 minutes.

Toss marinade or heat it to boiling on the stovetop and then use it for drizzle.

Combine diced avocado, tomatoes, and basil. Salt and pepper lightly.

Grill the chicken (or fry on your stovetop). When finished, top with cheese and the avocado/tomato/basil mix. Drizzle with balsamic or heated through marinade, if desired.

I made several new recipes this past week, as we had family visiting. I’ll be back next Friday with another one on the blog. I need to get back to regularly making new things and posting them!

Sheri and The Loopy Ewe Crew


  1. I signed up for Mars-what fun-maybe we’ll have a Loopy Groupies section. Recipe looks good but I’m allergic to avocado

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