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Today I was thinking left-overs for lunch. In the past week we’ve made special tomato and egg tapas for a high school spanish class, spaghetti (requested by all of the kids in the family) and a wonderful Cucumber, Avocado salad with Tomato & Cilantro (recipe to post soon).  I had a variety of food left over – or so I thought.  When I opened the fridge to find out what I was going to have for lunch, I found that it had mostly been devoured and there was nothing left!!  What a great problem to have!!

What I found was a couple of hard boiled eggs, tomatoes & an avocado.


See above where the stem of the Avocado was removed…

Given the ingredients, I had a few choices.  I could open a can of garbanzo beans and make an avocado hummus or cook some bacon and have a BLTA sandwich (both which just seemed like too much work).  I opted for an avocado, egg and tomato sandwich.  It’s as easy as it sounds… just chop up some hard-boiled eggs & mash in some avocado with a little salt and pepper!  I added some sliced tomato and called it lunch!

Now… for some reason, I thought this mixture needed a spoonful of mayo, but next time I will leave it out.  It did nothing for the flavor and who needs the extra added fat???  The avocado added all the ‘good’ fat that was needed.

Now let me share with you a little tip about your Avocado!!  In the past, I’ve had hit and miss luck with picking ‘good’ avocados.  Last year, I read somewhere that to determine if an avocado is turning brown on the inside you need to remove the little stem at the narrow end of it.  See in the photo how the color under the stem is nice and bright green?  If it it brown or any color but green, it’s not good.  I’ve found plenty of brown under those little stems I’ve removed but just passed them by and looked for the green.  I’ve not had a bad avocado since learning this trick!!  Try it!!

Have a great Day!!  Tee


Don’t worry, I’ve got you covered!!




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And not just this chick, my son gave it a big thumbs up too. Whew!  This is one of those last minute desperation meals I came up with when my son said…”Hey Mom! Whatcha got to eat?” and of course his dad and I had just finished polishing off the leftovers….oops. Uhhhh…”just a minute, honey!” and I started rummaging around in the fridge and freezer. Luckily for me he’s a big fan of chicken and I happened to have this package of Grilled & Ready Tyson Chicken Breast Fillets in the freezer. Yay!

Ok…chicken, check. What else? Think Bex!

Weeellll, he’ll ALWAYS eat bacon…(as will everyone else in the family, HA!)

So I gathered up a few more things and fired up the time-saving device of our generation!


  • Boneless Chicken Breast (pre-cooked, leftover or frozen)
  • Sandwich Roll
  • Butter or Margarine
  • Garlic Powder
  • 2 Slices Bacon
  • 1 Slice Provolone Cheese
  • Green Leaf Lettuce
  • Sliced Tomato
  • Ranch Dressing


Nuke up a couple slices of our family’s favorite food and follow the package instructions for the chicken.

Look how nice and juicy that chicken is! Not bad for a frozen product, huh?


Let the sandwich making begin!

Butter your sandwich roll and sprinkle on a little garlic powder. Toast on griddle until golden brown.


Add a slice of cheese.

Add warmed chicken breast.

Add Bacon, tomato slices, and lettuce.

Then add ranch dressing to the top bun.

Flip that lid…

This Chick Likes Bacon & Ranch (Sandwiches)

‘cuz they are FAST and EASY, and keep mom from feeling too guilty about scarfing up the leftovers!

Hope you like them too!

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Sounds like that old dog treat commercial, huh? Ha! I promise you this is not for your dog! (unless he’s REALLY spoiled.)

It’s almost not breakfast without bacon. Do you agree? Heck, it’s almost not lunch or dinner without it sometimes. Bacon seems to be universally loved. In fact, I JUST met the first person ever who says they don’t like it. Gotta say, I was floored.

Anyhoo, I’ve been seeing lots of recipes online that call for Caramelized Bacon. Mmmmm…Doesn’t that just sound delicious? I’d never made it, so I decided to give it a whirl. Easy. Simple. No frying mess. Tasty. I promise you all of these things.

In honor of making Caramelized Bacon for the first time, Tam & I will devote the next few recipes to this sweet and savory ingredient. Speaking of honoring Bacon…don’t you think there should be a holiday or something? Guess I’ll have to investigate that, huh? I’ll get back to you on that and if there isn’t one, let’s start one!


  • Bacon (duh) I used a thick-sliced applewood smoked style
  • Maple Syrup
  • Brown Sugar

That’s it. You are just 3 simple ingredients away!


Preheat oven to 375º

Line a cookie sheet (with edges) with foil or parchment paper (next time I’m going to add a rack)

Lay out strips of Bacon

Brush with Maple Syrup           

Flip ’em over and brush the other side too!

Sprinkle on some brown sugar and spread it around with the brush so each bacon slice is evenly coated. Or not. Maybe you might like it a little clumpy? Go ahead, get creative if you must. Hey, maybe even add some cinnamon! Just thought of that…I’ll have to try that next time!


Bake 20-25 minutes in preheated oven, turning once, until desired crispness.

Check at 15 minutes, then watch closely. Depending on your oven you may need to adjust your time. Mine actually took closer to 30 minutes.

Add to your favorite sandwich, try it for a change of pace at breakfast or brunch. Or just eat it all by itself! And if you really can’t figure out what to do with it, just check back with Fat Bottomed Friends™ in the coming days and we’ll help you out!

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