bacon day (& a recipe)

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? ;)

-Abby

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8 Responses to bacon day (& a recipe)

  1. Bacon swiss bread has always been one of my faves that you make. That cobb salad looks like the perfect meal. mmm.

  2. Katya A. Voss says:

    Oh dear, don’t tell MY husband about Bacon Day! ;-) He would definitely want to incorporate that holiday! The only thing I don’t like about bacon is the way the house smells like bacon all day after you fry it…You’re a good sport for going along with it, though.

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