Tuesday, April 26, 2011

BS Sandwich

BS Sandwich
serves 1

2 Slices of White Bread, Toasted
3 Slices of Bacon

Fry bacon on the stove top or cook in the microwave.  Toast bread.  Spread mayo on one slice or bread.  Layer cook bacon then a small handful of fresh baby spinach leaves and top with the other slice of toasted bread.  Enjoy with a bowl of tomato soup.

This is my take on a BLT.  I'm not the biggest fan of the 'T' and spinach is a much healthier alternative to the 'L'.... healthy spinach to balance out the not-so-healthy bacon.  I've already discussed my preferred method of cooking bacon here.  Microwaving bacon creates a happy, stress-free, lunchtime. 

Friday, April 22, 2011

Easter Egg Nest Cookies

Easter Egg Nest Cookies

2/3 Cup Flour
5 Cups Flaked Coconut (Or (1) 14.5 oz. Package)
1/4 Teaspoon Salt
1 Can Sweetened Condensed Milk
2 Teaspoons Vanilla Extract
Food Coloring in a Variety of Easter Colors
1 Package Candy Coated Chocolate Egg Candies

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Combine flour, coconut, and salt in a medium bowl.  Add condensed milk and vanilla.  Divide coconut mixture into separate small bowls (with separate spoons) depending on how many colors you wish to use.  (i.e. 4 colours = 4 bowls).  Add a couple of drops of coloring in each bowl and stir to mix.  Spoon tablespoon-full drops onto a greased baking sheet then use the spoon and a clean finger to shape into nest shapes.  Bake 12-15 minutes.  Let cookies cool and press eggs into nests. 

I finally found my camera charger.... just in time for Easter!  Earlier this afternoon I impulsively decided to make these cookies after I saw a similar recipe online, then called my mother for her recipe.  When I went to the store to pick up the ingredients, they were practically sold out of all Easter candy.  I even went to a different store... same story.  So I settled for some foil wrapped chocolate eggs, not ideal but they'll have to do!  In other news, M just accepted a job.  We are both very excited!  In June we will be moving into a hotel for 6 weeks while he does training.  So I will be either doing a 'Microwave Month' or most likely not doing any cooking during our stay there.  In the meantime, I hope to catch up on some of the things I made over the last month!