Food writers say bacon is a trend, but I disagree. Trends come and go, but bacon is here to stay. Here are some suggestions for how to add bacon to your Thanksgiving dinner. Since it’s the holidays, don’t skimp on bacon quality. My favorite is applewood smoked bacon by Nueske. Find Nueske bacon online at Wisconsinmade.com and get cooking!
It’s that time of year again — can you hear it? A combination of excitement and groans as the new school year approaches. If there’s one thing a starving student loves, it’s getting food from home. Send an impressive Wisconsin gift basket to cheer up your homesick student. Perfect for sharing and making friends.
Taste of Wisconsin Gift Basket — A gift basket with classic Wisconsin goodies. Delicious Wisconsin cheese, sausage, soda, popcorn, cookies, and more.
Smoked Meat Lover Gift Box — A gift box fit for your carnivore. A delicious collection of smoked pork chops, bacon, summer sausage, wieners, and more. Sometimes it’s ok to skip your vegetables and indulge.
New Glarus Butter Cookie Gift Tin — A customer review from a happy mom describes this gift tin perfectly: “The cookies from the New Glarus Bakery were sent to our sons who were studying for exams. Two quotes: ‘Perfect with my early morning coffee.’ and ‘Those cookies were ridiculously soft.'”
Deluxe Mixed Nuts, Toffee, and Tads Gift Tin — A mix of sweet and salty for all occassions. A perfect snack for refueling between study sessions. Warning: contents may disappear quickly if shared with roommates.
Gourmet Caramel Apple Deluxe Gift Basket — For the student with a sweet tooth. Amy’s Gourmet Apples presents a stunning assortment of caramel apples and gourmet chocolate confections.
What’s your favorite food item to send to your collegiate children?
There are many variations on the Bacon Lettuce and Tomato Sandwich ( BLT), but the standard must-have ingredients are bacon, lettuce, tomato, mayo and bread. Even the standard version can have variations though. You can slice the tomato thick or thin. You can make your BLT with white bread, wheat bread, cracked wheat, whole grain or put in on a croissant. And the lettuce can vary too – you can use iceberg lettuce, Romaine, leaf lettuce, and my favorite, bib lettuce.
Personally, I think the tomato and bacon are the most important ingredients. Fresh ripe locally grown tomatoes are the best and, if they are from your own vegetable garden, they are even better. And the Bacon – well, you can’t go wrong with the delicious, savory flavor of applewood smoked bacon. Using high quality bacon is the key to a scrumptious BLT and Nueske’s has one of the best. You can get it thick or thin sliced and you can cook it well done so it is crisp or keep it tender.
Some fun variations on the classic BLT’s are added ingredients such as avocado or bean sprouts. Other variations replace the mayo with mustard or add mustard to the mix. And some just take out the lettuce all together. Here are more variations.
How fortunate we are here in Wisconsin because it is summer and, about the same time that the tomato is ripening on the vine and ready for picking, the farmers are harvesting sweet corn. What a great time of year – Sweet Corn and Bacon Lettuce and Tomato sandwiches made with fresh juicy ripe tomatoes.