I’m going to call this my fly-by post and photo.
I wasn’t planning on writing a post about this yumtastic salad and honestly, I just took the photo to send to Mr. Yum. But, you know what? Sometimes I have to bust out an iPhone photo and just say ‘screw it’ to the dslr. I mean, c’mon. I am only human.
Truth – I much prefer my iPhone over my dslr, but my dslr takes much better quality photos. But, that’s a post for another day. Today we are talking about bacon. I know I missed bacon month but August came in with a bang and went out banging even louder.
Husband has three jobs now. After he graduated we had a lot of worries that he wasn’t going go find something full-time. And, he hasn’t. But to make ends meet he’s working 3 jobs per diem. Pretty much as needed. And while some weeks are hit or miss, it is better than nothing. Hopefully one of these will lead to full-time employment with benefits. One of the jobs is an hour away. He has only been there a few weeks and tries to schedule a few days in a row to make it worth the drive. His first few days he stayed with a friend on his couch. He then found someone else who had an open room and now stays there. So, for a few days a week , almost every other week, I am home alone.
Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy my alone time, and when they he leaves in July for summer camp I am counting down the days until he is out of the house. But with work, and it being on a more regular basis, it makes me a bit sad to see him go so often.
With that, I get SUPER lazy about my meals. And my photography. So, expect more of these in the future (LOL)
Take this BLT for example. I try to limit my bread because it gives me such a terrible stomach ache. I get bored with lettuce wraps, plus I often get mad when my lettuce breaks. So, since it’s going to break anyway may as well just toss it on a plate and call it dinner.
I fried up a few pieces of farm fresh bacon. I just love this bacon we get from the guy at the farmers market. He smokes it prior to packaging. Ohhh so yum. The tomatoes are from my garden.
I call this the lazy mans low carb blt. Honestly. Then I topped it with some blue cheese dressing.
Low Carb BLT
- 3-4 cups shredded romaine lettuce
- 3-4 strips bacon cooked and smashed
- 1 to mato diced
- 2 tbsp blue cheese dressing
- Cook the bacon in a skillet to your preference.
- Allow to cool and then smash into bits.
- Shred the lettuce and place on a giant plate.
- Dice the tomato and place on top of the lettuce.
- Add the bacon bits.
- Add the blue cheese dressing.
Robin (Masshole Mommy) says
I am the queen of iPhone pictures. I was at an event the other night and I need to post about it, but I didn’t realize until after I left that I only took iPhone pictures of everything, so it’s going to have to do I guess LOL!!
Lindsey @ Redhead Baby Mama says
I love BLT salads. I’ll sometimes do a wedge with this. Even lazier!
Ben @ Cheap is the New Classy says
This is awesome! Low carb and delicious? I’m all about it!
I totally missed Bacon Month too. This looks really good, especially with some bleu cheese!
Debbie Denny says
That sounds great. I love BLT’s.
Carly Anderson says
This BLT salad looks SO good! I love how you used blue cheese dressing!
Ann Bacciaglia says
I always use my phone to take pictures it always handy. I love how simple this salad is to make. Thanks for sharing.
Stacie @ The Divine Miss Mommy says
This looks delicious! The ease of preparation sold me right away!
This looks like a great and easy salad. I would eat it. I’m slightly envious of your home grown tomatoes.
I’d change ‘lazy’ to easy!!
It’s still all YUM right? 😉
Looks like a fab salad to me! I need cucumbers and carrots in my salad always. Bacon is a bonus!
Krystal's Kitsch says
BLTs are my favorite! I always try to find new ways to serve them.
Great dish indeed! I’m on a salad kick right now So this would be a perfect lunch for me!
Janel (A Mom's Take) says
This looks really good. I want this for lunch.
This is the kind of BLT I needed to eat yesterday. I had one with way too much french bread. It probably went right to my muffin top.
This looks so good! I am going to make it for my lunch next week.
Debbie L. says
This salad looks delicious! Pinned to my Salad board.
I’m lazy and love BLTs. It’s a match made in heaven 🙂
Looks so easy to make and all those flavors really work together!
Jessica (Savory Experiments) says
It looks delicious and super simple. I’m always looking for new salads to make for myself when hubby is out of town.
Hey atleast it’s healthy! I get what you are saying about your DSLR. I actually prefer my DSLR but with 4 kids and everything else that I do it is easier to use my phone. I use to be really hard on myself about it but I am slowly realizing there will come a day when I have more time for it. So I forgive myself for not always posting the best photo’s that I am capable of. 🙂
I am slowly making a space in the living room by the big bay window. That way, the tripod/camera are always set up and all I have to do is bring the dish from the kitchen and start shooting. That might make things easier so I don’t have to feel like I have to drag everything out. I am also working on organizing my photo prop cabinet. I bought some new scraps of material at Hobby Lobby and can’t wait to photograph a few new things.
Mel Cole says
Been a while I haven’t had bacon. This salad looks mighty good!
We got really picky about our bacon lately. I find it is worth the splurge to get it fresh from the farmers market.
Oh this is a bacon and cheese lover’s dream plate!
Danielle @ We Have It All says
I’ve been eating this type of salad in wraps lately… because I’m lazy haha. I have been using ranch.
Teea Lynn says
I like making quick and easy meals for my family. This is going to be one that I try, it looks really good.
I hope you/they enjoy it.
Elizabeth @ Food Ramblings says
A BLT salad is perfect for low-carbs 🙂 And I would put ranch dressing all over mine…I guess not very low fat 🙂