How are you all this fine Friday? This is completely unrelated to anything but I think the whole Mila Kunis / Ashton Kutcher thing is kind of cute - mostly because I just love the whole Jackie and Kelso thing from the 70's show. I've been watching the earlier seasons lately and they're both totally hilarious. That is actually what I am watching right now, so that is why I felt the need to comment on it.
My week has been crazy. I am studying journalism as you're probably well aware, which means most of my assignments are to write stories about specific topics or to find stories. This means interviewing. As I am taking five subjects this semester (the standard is four), I have a crazy amount of things flying around my head - when assignments are due, who I am interviewing, who I have emailed about possibly interviewing, where and when are the interviews, for which story is it, have I thought of some questions yet, etc. I feel a little crazy at the moment. I also spent pretty much my entire in Wednesday in court - for a story, not because I had to be there. Let's just say I hope I never have to be in the actual courtroom. Courts are scary. I am officially deterred.
Now, on a happier and less stressful note, here is today's lovely recipe. I feel bad saying this is a recipe because it totally isn't. It's a glorified sandwich. But a damn good one. Who doesn't love B.L.Ts? Well this is my take on them - a few more ingredients, but absolutely delicious. If you fill this with fresh ingredients it is the perfect light dinner or slightly heavier lunch.
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Average Cost: $
Occasion: Lunch or Dinner
Menu Options: Of course you alter the amount of the ingredients listed below, plus any of your favourite sandwich foods to this. However I do recommend trying this as is first, just because it is such a lovely mixture of ingredients and you really can’t go wrong. You can alter the sauce to whatever your favourite one is. I recommend buying pure wholemeal bread, weight watchers bacon as it is only 1 point, low fat and thinly sliced, and using low salt sauce. The nutritional stats for this are slightly off, as I couldn’t put in the exact bread and bacon and sauce I used. If I were you, I'd take these stats with a grain of salt - if I were to estimate this I'd say between 500 and 600 calories, but not over.
Serves One - one sandwich
What you need:
- 2 pieces of bacon - I use weight watchers bacon strips so they're really small pieces of bacon and there is no fat on them
- 2 tsp olive oil
- 3 slices wholemeal bread
- 2 tsp tomato sauce - low salt preferably. You can change the sauce if you want - BBQ, swet chilli, whatever you chose, but I think tomato works really well with this.
- 1/4 avocado
- 1/2 large lettuce leaf
- 3 slices tomato
- 1 slice cheddar cheese
What to do:
In a frypan over medium-high heat, heat the oil. Add the bacon slices to the oil and cook for six minutes. When the bacon is slightly browned, turn over and cook for approximately three minutes on the other side. When both sides are brown and cooked through the bacon is done.
Meanwhile, get out the remaining ingredients. Cut up tomato, avocado (into small chunks), cheese and break off the lettuce you want.
When the bacon is nearly done cooking, after you have swapped sides, toast the bread.
Place one piece of bread on a plate. Add the sauce and then the cooked bacon. Add another slice of bread. Add, in order, avocado, lettuce, tomato and cheese. Top with remaining slice of bread.
Serve while warm.