All bloggers get the occasional case of writer’s block. Sitting down to write this post, my brain just wasn’t coming up with a satisfactory intro.
As I was looking for inspiration, I started singing quietly to myself, “Do You Want to Build a Sandwich” to the tune from Disney’s Frozen. Those who are very close to me know that I often break into song, making up words to other tunes. This sent me on a search for other parodies, and there are a lot out there! My favorite is Do you want to go to Starbucks. (Big surprise.)
No more distractions. Focus. Bacon. Bacon is always a good thing… no. Not when you’re coming off of a 30-day health challenge. (Incidentally, I’m happy to be 10 pounds lighter!) Okay, health. How about the health benefits of avocados? Maybe, but it just wasn’t resonating. This sandwich had so many of my favorite ingredients in a delicious sounding combination. How to approach this?
And suddenly – that’s it! These are a few of my favorite things. Yes, now I’m singing in earnest.
This pin caught my eye because I love BLT’s, avocados, and egg salad. I also liked the use of spinach rather than iceberg lettuce. You might remember Chungah of Damn Delicious from my post on her Slow Cooker Beef and Broccoli recipe. She’s at it again, and I’m ready to get on with this Pintest.
The ingredients are simple and what you would expect for the recipe.
The egg salad has hard boiled eggs, mayo, mustard, red wine vinegar, and salt & pepper.
I use a potato masher to combine these rather than chop the eggs.It makes perfect egg salad in seconds. Toast the bread – I used Ezekiel bread.
Start building the sandwich.
Add the rest of the ingredients
Top it off and chow down
This sandwich is a perfect combination of salty, crispy, creamy, tangy, juicy, sweet, and savory. And it’s BIG. This is one mammoth sandwich! I was really hungry and couldn’t wait to eat. It was a case of my eyes being bigger than my stomach. I could only eat half. The handsome hubby had to eat the other half (poor guy). After thinking about it, this sandwich has a lot of healthy components; veggies (spinach), fruit (tomato and avocado), whole grain (Ezekiel bread), and protein (bacon & eggs). Okay, maybe calling bacon a healthy anything is a bit of a stretch, but it really upped the flavor by adding the Umami factor.
Now for the Pintesting results.
Overall Results: 4.55 Pins
Accuracy: The sandwich was as delicious as it looked on the blog. The only thing that a traditional BLT has that wasn’t specified in the recipe is mayo on the toast. However, the creaminess of the egg salad and avocado was more than enough to compensate for that. Also, I’ve never had egg salad with red wine vinegar as a component.. Delicious! 5 Pins
Difficulty: The sandwich is not complicated, but it does require a bit of preparation. The slicing, toasting, egg-salad-making, and NOT eating all of the bacon after cooking it requires me to give this 4 Pins.
Time: Most sandwiches take about 2-3 minutes to make. This one took me about 20 minutes due to the bacon. It was totally worth it, but that gives it 4 Pins.
Cost: The majority of these ingredients are regularly found in my kitchen since we’re trying to eat healthy consistently. The only thing that I had to purchase was the bacon, which I bought by the pound at The Fresh Market so I could get just what I needed rather than a full package. The cost for 1 sandwich was less than you’d pay at a fancy deli – 4 Pins.
Practicality: This is one of those sandwiches that is good enough to serve to company for a casual lunch, brunch, or dinner. I might not make these every day for a work lunch unless I assembled at work (to keep the bread from getting soggy). But will I be making this again? Oh YES. 5 Pins