Friday, September 30, 2011

FFWD Deconstructed BLT and Eggs

Deconstructed BLT and Eggs
Almost one year ago, I started my blog so that I could cook through "Around My French Table" with an online cooking group. So it seems appropriate, that my 100th post would fall on a French Friday! When I started my blog, I had no idea how much pleasure it would bring to me. It has introduced me to some  wonderfully talented bloggers with like interests. Over the last year these bloggers have become my virtual friends! I look forward to reading their blogs and enjoy their comments on mine! So thanks everyone for your support and interest!
Todays FFWD recipe is for "Deconstructed BLT and Eggs". My husband has been on South Beach for about 3 weeks now, so I thought.. uggh another salad.  But it did fit our dietary needs this week so, I took the turkey bacon out of the fridge and started to construct my Deconstructed BLT! I used a bag of mixed lettuce, since that is what I had in the house. I'm trying to use up all the food in my fridge before we leave for vacation. I boiled my eggs the day before.  I peeled the eggs, fried up the bacon and bread cubes, then mixed up the dressing. I had just made Dorie's Oven Roasted Tomatoes and had about a half cup leftover. I used them instead of sun dried tomatoes in the salad. They were so good!
This salad was delicious. Between the bacon, oven roasted tomatoes, and eggs the flavors were wonderful. Even my husband, who has been eating a lot of salads lately, commented how delicious this was and he didn't even get to eat the croutons! Since this was our dinner, I served it with grilled chicken. I will definitely be making this again. It's a keeper!
This recipe can be found in Dorie Greenspans book "Around My French Table".

Delicious! Loved the bits of bacon with the eggs and mayo!

This has nothing to do with my post...I just wanted to share my beautiful hydrangeas picked from my yard! So perfect for fall!

27 comments:

  1. Love your salad and hydrangeas in the festive pot!
    This salad looks like a keeper, I will eventually try this recipe and I like the roasted tomatoes too, must add a really nice depth of flavor.
    Have a relaxing vacation;-)

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  2. Congratulations on your one-year, 100th! post! As always, your dish looks fantastic.

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  3. Congratulations on your 100th post. Time flies, doesn't it! I love that pumpkin basket with the flowers.

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  4. Congratulations on your century post. A delicious salad is probably not a bad way to celebrate

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  5. I can't decide which is prettier, your salad or your hydrangeas so let's just call it win, win! I made the salad a couple of weeks ago and we really really liked it. Definitely a repeat. Yours looks wonderful. Congrats on 100th post!!

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  6. Kathy-Your deconstructed BLT salad almost reminds me of a dressed up yummy salad that you used the bacon and the eggs in! To me, a BLT is always the classic sandwich, and I cannot substitute that for a salad. (I don't agree with Dorie on this one)
    You were wise to use up what's left in your fridge and make your delicious salad!
    Your fall flowers are gorgeous! (can't pronounce the name, offhand)
    xoxo

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  7. I almost forgot...Congratulations on you Blog Anniversary, and your 100th post!...keep on posting your wonderful recipes, and great stories:DDD

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  8. Happy 100th post! That's quite an achievement.

    Your salad looks delicious and I'm happy to hear that your husband was able to enjoy it as well. Always more fun when everybody gets to share and give feedback on the recipes.

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  9. Hydrangeas are my favorite flower. I love them so much that they were the main component of my wedding bouquet! I fantasize about the day when I own my own house and can plant hydrangeas all along the front. Your photo just made my day!

    Glad the hubby was able to partake, despite his diet! I also made slow-roasted toatoes instead of sun-dried. I may never buy sun-dried tomatoes again.

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  10. Congratulations on your 100th post! Lovely salad and love your hydrangeas, they're beautiful and one of my favourites.

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  11. Yes, congratulations on post #100, Kathy!!! I'm so glad to have met you via FFwD! And I'm also happy you finally got to cook along with us. Have a great vacation, my friend~

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  12. Congrats Kathleen! I saw the badge on your blog yesterday and it got my attention....I signed up!

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  13. I love everything about your post this week, Kathy. Congratulations on your 100th post! That's awesome! I enjoy your posts, both FFwD and the other ones. You are a talented cook and baker.
    I used Dorie's slow roasted tomatoes in this too. I think that's one of my most favorite recipes from the book so far.
    Have a wonderful vacation!

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  14. Can you believe it's been a year already? (So excited that my very favorite AMFT recipe is coming up in October - the stuffed pumpkin!) Lovely hydrangeas!

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  15. Happy 100th post, Kathy! It's been wonderful getting to know you over this past year. I enjoy reading your blog so much. Your salad looks so good and I love the hydrangeas in the pumpkin. I hope you have a great weekend!

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  16. Congratulations on both milestones! I agree with Elaine - it's been great to get to know you through food :-)

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  17. Congratulations on your 100th post! I love your hydrangeas!!!

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  18. Congrats on your 100th post! Its been funning getting to know you!!!!

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  19. 100th post! woo hoo! we enjoyed this without the croutons as well.

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  20. yes, I was thinking about the past year too...I created my blog just so I could join this group, and I've enjoyed the fun of it all. I think of you as a friend...I think we could meet for lunch and have lots to talk about.

    Your salad is beautiful...the photos look like a special salad one might get in a fancy restaurant...but then I saw your hydrangeas...WOW! Those are really beautiful. Sorry salad, the flowers win this time.

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  21. Congratulations on your 100th post! Your salad turned out well - here's to more great FFwD recipes.

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  22. This looks like a great salad. What a fun way to celebrate your 100th post!

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  23. Congrats on your blogoversary and your 100th post! Its been great getting to know you through you blog and I so enjoy reading your posts! The salad sounds wonderful and your version looks so pretty!

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  24. Congratulations on your 100th post!
    The BLT salad looks so appetizing and tasty.

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  25. you've inspired me to try this salad! i looks really tasty!!

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  26. Your salad looks lovely! I can imagine how good it was with those roasted tomatoes!

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