Bacon, Egg, and Alouette Sandwich

Monday nights are rough, ok?

Look, I’m not going to pretend that I love Mondays or Monday nights. I’m tired, we go back to work/school, and by the time I walk through the door all I want is a glass of wine and a corkscrew lobotomy.

Monday also means I’ve likely not hit the store in a week and will forget to put in a pickup order until the only available time is 8 pm. We all suffer for my lack of organization, but the Biggin suffers the most. You’ve never heard of a child more tortured and abused than this child that has to eat breakfast for dinner. My GOD, can you imagine the horror?

He doesn’t like bacon, and this bread is weird, and only the eggs are edible.

I do make perfect fried eggs.

A Sort of Sandwich, for one:

  • 2 slices of thick cut bacon
  • 1 egg
  • Alouette Garlic and Herbs spreadable cheese
  • Fresh baby spinach
  • A hunk of baguette, sliced in half

Over-Roasted Brussels Sprouts:

  • 1 lb Brussels sprouts, ends nipped and sliced in half
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Ranch seasoning from a packet mix, we’ll say 1 tsp

I like to cut my slices of bacon in half. They fit in the frying pan better and cook more evenly. I also prefer my bacon sort of floppy and half cooked. To each their own.

I obviously cooked enough bacon for 4 people and then used the whole pan of grease for my eggs. Fried eggs aren’t good in butter, don’t use butter, use grease. Salt and pepper your eggs, we aren’t animals.

If you’ve always been too much of a snob to try Alouette spreadable cheese, then I’m here to take you down a peg or three. It’s delicious. LSH and I occasionally eat nothing but some hunks of baguette with the Garlic and Herbs cheese for dinner. It’s perfect when the kids are away for a night and nobody wants to wash a pan.

The Brussels sprouts go into the air fryer for 8 minutes at 400. These sprouts are over-roasted, not oven-roasted. The outer layer gets completely browned and the ranch seasoning gives them a little kick.

You don’t have to make elaborate meals every night of the week, but you also don’t have to eat the same boring thing over and over. There is always enough in my pantry and refrigerator to put something interesting together in 15-20 minutes. The kids might complain, but who told them they were allowed opinions? Not me.

– Lin

Hangover Breakfast Skillet

Bota doesn’t make a sparkling as far as know, but when you find a bottle of cheap Prosecco in the back of your fridge you squeeze fresh orange juice and eat a French baguette and expensive cheese for dinner.

Hangover Skillet Ingredients:

3 eggs, spend more on the cage-free. They don’t taste better, it’s just more kind to the chickens.
Handful of fresh spinach
A bit of diced onion
Couple of mushrooms, sliced
Chicken apple sausage, sliced
Salt
Pepper
Enough butter to fry the onions up until the smell cures your hangover

Brown your Sausage first, then veggies (onions, then mushrooms, then spinach to wilt), then do the eggs. Don’t shove them around the pan too much or they’ll be gritty and disgusting. Let them set a bit and caress them gently around the pan. Fold everything else in. Drink coffee spiked with Bailey’s to round out your morning.

We don’t “do” plating.

My younger son, The Puppy, ate this like he hadn’t seen food in days. We polished it off together before Darling Husband and The Biggin woke up.

Cheers, Lin