It's what I like to make for a quick lunch, especially if I'm going out of town for a week, and these are in my refrigerator:
I hate it when avocados go bad...they're too delicious to waste that way!
A BLA is super easy to make. In fact, it's a lot like a BLT.
Cook up some bacon, toast your bread, get the Ranch dressing out of the fridge...
Yes, Ranch dressing rather than plain mayo. It adds a bit of yummy deliciousness to the sandwich.
And then start layering - A bit of salad dressing on both pieces of toast, and then a generous helping of lettuce, avocado slices, and top with bacon.
Put the lid on (aka, the other slice of toast) and you're set to go.
Warning: this is a very messy sandwich. Don't try to eat it on the run!
Another delicious lunch I've just heard about is avocado toast. From the number of recipes available on the internet, it seems like I'm the only one who has never run across this before!
Easy peasy lemon squeezy! A slice of toast, mashed avocado, and a topping. My favorite is crumbled bacon.
Do you sense a theme here? Avocado and bacon are delicious together!
I've been doing quick lunches for the past week or so because I'm getting ready to take off to Nashville tomorrow for the First Annual Christian Fiction Readers Retreat and the ACFW (American Christian Fiction Writers) Conference.
If you haven't heard about the Readers Retreat, go here to get the scoop! You'll notice that some of your favorite writers are involved, and it's a day centered around our favorite people: Readers!
And then the ACFW Conference starts on Thursday.
Just imagine, an entire week (at least, Wednesday through Saturday) filled with readers, writers, and other people who love books. Doesn't that sound like a dream come true?
Since we just got done with the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally (ten days of not leaving home to head up into the Hills) and I'm getting ready to leave for the rest of the week, my husband and I HAD to make a trip up to some of our favorite places on Saturday.
I ignored my new office and the paint-less walls, the vacuuming and weeding and laundry that needed to be done, and we went to the center of the Hills, up to the Needles Highway.
This is what we wanted to do:
Our intention was to hike the Cathedral Spires trail, but there was a problem. We couldn't find anyplace to park near the trail head. Or near our alternative hiking choice in that area, the Little Devils Tower trail. So we drove and dodged other cars.
I'm not complaining, though! It's a beautiful drive....
Do you see why it's called the Needles Highway? Those granite spires....
There are narrow tunnels along the way, and the one at the top is breathtaking. Here's the approach...
Suck in your tummy when you meet those trucks!
Looks good so far, but remember - it's a one-lane tunnel.
Oops, traffic jam. Everybody wait your turn...
And if you aren't driving, be sure to look up as you go through!
The other side of the tunnel was packed with cars, trucks, pedestrians...and I forgot to take more pictures!
But here's a great video someone took during last year's Rally. They have people directing traffic during that week!
Do you see why I hate leaving home, even for the ACFW Conference? I'll still have plenty of fun, though. My roommate for conference is the best, isn't she, Ruthy?
Have a great week, everyone!
Jan Drexler loves her family, her home, cooking and just about anything made by hand. But she loves her Lord most of all.
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