wendy & tim
are leaving the states soon and returning to the very sandy place they currently live while teaching english as a 2nd language. i mentioned before that finding pork in that location is next to nill and the pork that is found isn't of a high quality. so we invited them, and wendy's parents, over for a pork meal. wendy's father wasn't able to be part of our little gathering but we'll do a rain check dinner. looking forward..
bacon was on the menu.
and alot of it. i figured that they
need their fill of the stuff to last a year or longer.
bacon, lettuce, tomato, avocado,
& a fried egg (for the guys)
on thick sliced texas toast.
i used paper plates and napkins ..
and a length of green & white striped
yardage as the tablecloth
a pretty & simple tablescape
the first bite sent us to our happy place
gorgeous heirloom tomatoes
and dark leaf romaine
.. picked up at the deli ..
wendy is a fabulous chef..
and brought this incredible
incredible explosion of flavors
california avocados made an appearance
texas toast ..
lightly brushed with bacon grease
before toasting on the griddle.
two kinds of bacon..
1) brown sugar bacon
lipped cookie sheet, parchment, bacon, brown sugar.. 375 for about 20-25 minutes depending on your oven transfer to a cooling rack with a piece of parchment to catch the drips.
soooooooooooooo good. like candy.
here's the *candy*
2) pepper bacon
prepared by my grill-master hubby..
very carefully so as not to be engulfed in flames
blackberry and blueberry
were tossed with
sugar, flour, and a touch of lemon
and embraced by a most excellent crust
for a simple after dinner dessert
using paper plates and napkins made dinner a cinch
to clean up and set things back to rights.
i left the pretty fabric on the table
along with a vintage vase recently
given to me by my mother.
all it needs is some flowers.