Monday, 19 October 2009
Most Sundays, by the time we get home from church I just don't have the energy to make a big meal for the two of us. It's generally been a long day and we're both tired. (One of the benefits of having a husband on the Bishopric and only having one car!)
Some weeks I get my act together, and manage to throw something into the slow cooker before we leave . . . most weeks, I forget until it's too late, and Todd is standing at the door with his briefcase and wanting me to get out to the car . . . like five minutes ago!
. . . sigh
Those are beans on toast days, or soup and rolls . . . and yes, I confess, sometimes we even have tinned spaghetti on toast. I know . . . I'm depraved, but I do like it from time to time . . .
When I was a girl we used to love it when my mom made bacon and cheese toasties. Bacon and cheese are so very tasty together. My mom always used kraft cheese singles slices and streaky bacon and the cheese would kind of burn a bit in the corners and it tasted rather yummy! I love, Love, LOVED the brown bits!!
Oh . . . and the bacon, of course!!
I have grown up now, and prefer mine with a good cheddar these days.
I also like to add a bit of spring onion and mayonnaise. I mean . . . in for a penny, in for a pound, right?
It goes without saying . . . you want a good quality of streaky bacon.
Quick . . . easy . . . and moreishly tasty. Yumm!! Yumm!!
*Bacon Cheese Toasties*
Bacon . . . cheese . . . toast . . . need I say more???
12 slices of streaky bacon
12 ounces of shredded strong cheddar cheese
3 spring onions, finely chopped
2 dessert spoons of mayonnaise
(I use Hellman's)
1 healthy pinch of cayenne pepper
12 slices of good quality white bread
Pre-heat the grill to high. Toast your slices of bread lightly on both sides. Set aside on a baking tray.
Cook your bacon until semi crisp in a medium high non stick skillet. Drain well on paper toweling.
Mix together the shredded cheese, spring onions and mayonnaise. Add cayenne pepper to your taste. Spread this mixture onto the toasted slices of bread. Cut the slices of bacon into 4 slices each. Place these on top of the cheese mixture in an attractive manner.
Toast under the grill until the cheese is melted and bubbling and the bacon is crisp. Remove from the grill and allow to sit for several minutes before cutting each toastie in half and serving to your most grateful family!