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Cooking with Fel – A Nostalgic Bacon Sandwich

May 1, 2010

I don’t usually write about things as mundane as making myself lunch, but for some reason I felt the urge to document today’s…so I am. (Oh, the joys of running your own site!)

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I opened the fridge this morning, hoping to make myself some french toast or maybe a grilled cheese a la “The Afterburn” but, upon opening the fridge, I realized that just wasn’t going to happen.

(I opened the fridge; I was greeted with this.)

Now, if you follow my twitter account, you know I am not a creative cook. In the half dozen times I’ve actually cooked this year, because I’ve tried to “challenge myself as a chef” (that’s how I describe it), I’ve created two failed frittatas and one failed angel food cake. Therefore, when faced with a semi-empty fridge, I’m not going to attempt to do anything more than make myself a sandwich. (I was just hoping there would be enough in the fridge for me to piece one together.)

Lucky for me, I found three ingredients to sandwich between bread.

(I even labeled the picture for you!)

For lunch, I made myself a bacon, tomato and avocado sandwich.

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…Before I continue – are people still reading? Are you wondering why I had an urge to write about an empty refrigerator and a stupid sandwich?

Well, here’s my tidbit story:

When I was a kid, the mom used to take the brother and I to these educational prep courses every weekend. Class was always around lunchtime so the brother and I would either eat at home and then jet to class or, if we didn’t have time to do that, we would go to the neighborhood sandwich shop a couple doors down after class and order a sandwich.

That sandwich shop was the first place I ever had a BLT sandwich. As kids, we had pretty healthy diets and bacon is…not really healthy (to say the least). Thus, I remember the idea of using bacon as a lunch meat substitute BLEW MY MIND. Once we figured out we could build a bacon sandwich, the brother and I made BLTs all the time, usually including avocado in the sandwich because we always had avocados on hand. (We may be Asian, but we love our avocados!)

Fast forward to today – I honestly can’t remember the last time I made a sandwich out of bacon; I definitely haven’t had one in years. But with that first bite of bread and bacon and tomato and avocado, I instantaneously remembered that sandwich shop and homemade bacon sandwiches as a kid.

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I had a bacon, tomato and avocado sandwich for lunch today. It was really good.

3 Comments on “Cooking with Fel – A Nostalgic Bacon Sandwich”

  • Austin

    *shaking head*

    you live at home… your mom not go shopping yet? =P

    May 1, 2010 » 12:21 PM »

  • dz

    it’s a sin to have an empty refrigerator. what’s in the mason jar?

    May 3, 2010 » 10:54 AM »

  • fel

    I think it’s filled in ginseng…? (It’s the mom’s.)

    May 3, 2010 » 10:59 AM »

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