Baaaaacon…. Who doesn’t love bacon? No, seriously, who doesn’t? I’d like to know so I can be their friend, that way there will always be extra for me!
Anyway, I’ve been sitting here at my desk, staring at my computer, trying to come up with a recipe to post to this kids belt blog. Normally, this comes to me pretty easily because I just yell down the hallway at Jen, “JEN! I need a recipe!” and she yells back “That’s not all you need!” and we laugh and laugh… She’s sassy like that.
Actually, she usually just puts a recipe on my desk (or sneaks into my WordPress account and posts it for me) on Wednesday mornings. The recipe I chose to share today is a super cute party pleaser (and gluten free which is a plus considering I now need to be gluten free, but more on that later), BLT Bites.
Aren’t these just the cutest little things? If you make them for your next pot luck, everyone will be super impressed.
2 Packs of Cherry Tomatoes
1 lb of Bacon (thick cut)
Dipping Sauce (optional)
2 tbsp Mayo with Olive Oil
Salt & Pepper
Hot Wing Sauce
Preheat the oven to 400. Place bacon slices on a baking sheet lined with foil. Place the pan in the oven and bake for 15 to 20 minutes. While that’s cooking (and making your house smell like a carnivore’s dream), work on the tomatoes and lettuce. Take the romaine and cut it into about 1 inch strips. Slice off the top of each tomato and remove all of the seeds. When the bacon is done, place the slices on paper towels to drain. Once cooled, break them into about 1 inch strips. Now take the lettuce (rolled into a cylinder) and the bacon and stuff it into the tomato. Voila! It’s that simple folks. You can eat them as is, or top them with a dab of mayo, guacamole or mix up a little dipping sauce. My dipping sauce includes all of the above ingredients. I added the spices sparingly until I got the flavor I was looking for.
Hope you enjoy these super simple little bites!