This week in things I put in my belly…
So, if you tuned into my Facebook Live video this week, this may be surprising if you noted a couple of things: 1) I have lost all semblance of time and space due to the mind blow that summer vacation is –I did my Wednesday live video on Tuesday because I thought it was Wednesday and didn’t figure out that Tuesday wasn’t actually Wednesday until late Thursday, and 2) I said I was going to try donuts to share with you this week.
I did not try donuts because my son insisted on making cookies.
Note: They were delicious.
But, I did make a bacon, egg, and cheese patty melt!
I have been obsessed with putting fried eggs on things this summer. Not sure why, probably because they are delicious. But they go perfectly on top of so many things and always alongside bacon.
This patty melt is 100% not I-am-losing-weight approved, but I only ate half of it, paired it with fruit, and left the rest for my man children to devour.
Which they did after a few moments of BUT IT LOOKS GROSS, a sentiment that was met with THEN I GUESS YOU’LL STARVE.
And, because starving is not an option in their lives, they ate it, and enjoyed it, and all was right with the world.
Thank you eggs, and bacon, and cheese, and meat.
They are a quick and easy meal option that won’t heat up your house this summer and they can easily be done without the onions if those are deal breakers for your people.
Super easy recipe…
Bacon, Egg & Cheese Patty Melt
Ground beef (we eat 7 so we need about a pound and a half)
Half an onion sliced
10 slices cooked bacon (2 per sandwich)
Rye bread (2 per person)
Swiss cheese (1 per sandwich)
Eggs (1 per sandwich)
Make burgers out of ground beef.
While burgers are cooking, fry onions and bacon (depending on size of pan and number of burgers you require, you can do it in same pan if you’re an enterprising, dishes cleaning hater like myself).
When burgers are nearly done, add cheese.
On same pan, crack one egg for each burger (wet yolk=barfy so I break it and fry it too).
Butter both sides of bread (you will need two for each burger because, duh, sandwiches).
In a separate pan (sorry, gonna have to wash another one), toast one side of bread, flip.
Top with onions, egg, and bacon.
You can leave the onions out of it if they make you gaggy.
Serve with chips or quinoa or salad or fruit. The side is inconsequential here, it’s the burger that’s delicious.