Remember I mentioned something about BLT sandwiches and that we were crazy Dallas Cowboy football fans? We had an exciting time this weekend meeting with Ed “too tall” Jones at Sam’s Club and purchasing some Wright Brand Bacon.
My hubby usually never wants to come grocery shopping, except for this one time! The moment I mentioned that one of his childhood “favorites” would be at Sam’s club meeting and greeting with fans, it was no time before he already had his special cowboys emblazoned shirt ready to go.
We were so excited that we would meet him, that we never considered bringing something for him to autograph, but luckily they had plenty of great football keepsakes for sale at reasonable prices. We picked up this humongo football bible for him to sign for 16$.
JP got shy, and buried his head in his daddy’s shoulder, while Ed “too tall” Jones autographed our new book. Kevin didn’t want to admit it, but he was super stars struck to have met him in person. He’s been a Cowboys fan since he was about JP’s age!
So after all the formality, neither of us could ignore the overpowering aroma of freshly cooked bacon in the air. Just steps away, a demo lady was making yummy BLT sandwiches and handing them out. Wright Brand Bacon was hosting the event and they were showcasing 3 different flavors – Maple, Applewood and buffalo flavored bacon.
I asked my hubby which of the flavors we should get and he said “buffalo” without hesitation. Before I could ask why, he added “You can make your BLT’s, but you can also wrap those around chicken tenderloins and bake them…” He trailed off, but he didn’t need to elaborate because with that little idea tidbit, I was already putting them in the cart. Sometimes it can be useful having him grocery shop with me!
So later, when we got home, I shredded some lettuce, cut the tomatoes and baked the bacon. Yes, I don’t fry in the pan anymore – that’s wayyy too messy. I like to bake mine on a cookie sheet lined with foil because it’s an easier clean up and it turns out just as yummy and crispy.
I really loved the fact that the bacon came packaged in a re-sealable ziplock, making it really easy to handle and use the amount I need and bake for 20 minutes at 425F. Crispy perfection!!
….So now how bout them sandwiches?
Soooo yummy! The ‘buffalo’ factor is what really makes it something I would love to serve at an upcoming football party. With a whole extra package of bacon left over – I just might!