We celebrated a new holiday over the weekend. On Friday, my hubby declared that Saturday would be “Bacon Day,” and could we please have bacon at every meal?? I obliged. (Who doesn’t love bacon?) (And I got uncured bacon for a great sale price.)
Bacon, asparagus frittata, and strawberry lemon cake for breakfast:
We went for our first hike of the season after breakfast–we had to do something besides cooking and eating all day!
Bacon burgers with the works for lunch:
Cobb salad and bacon swiss bread for dinner:
What is bacon swiss bread, you ask? It’s only one of the most delicious things I’ve ever put in my mouth! We don’t eat it very often (it’s not exactly a low-calorie food) but there is always much gladness at the table when it’s served.
I don’t remember where the recipe came from (Taste of Home, maybe?) and I don’t have it written down anywhere, but it’s pretty simple:
Bacon Swiss Bread
1 loaf French bread (I like to use sourdough)
1/3 c. butter, softened
1/8 tsp. garlic powder
1/3 c. chopped green onions
6-7 slices Swiss cheese (I’ve also used provolone)
6-7 strips uncooked bacon
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Slice the bread into 1-inch pieces without cutting through the bottom of the loaf. Place loaf on foil-lined baking sheet.
Mix garlic powder and green onions into butter; spread on both sides of each piece of bread.
Cut cheese slices in half and place one half into each cut.
Cut bacon strips in half; lay one half over each slice of bread.
Bake at 400 degrees for 20-25 minutes. Thin-sliced bacon will require less time than thick bacon. Serve warm!
We usually serve the loaf still attached and let each person cut off a slice as they’d like. The bread stays warmer this way and it’s SO much better warm than cold.
Bacon Day just might become a regular holiday at our house. Care to join us next year?