a) You end up throwing together a number of foods that makes no sense together and is not really a balanced meal: For example, you make a box of stuffing and then serve it with re-fried beans on tortillas with a side of macaroni and cheese.
b) You get really creative and have a great idea that your husband proclaims is "the best _______ ever!"
I may have nights where I do choice "a," but I have other nights where I advance to choice "b."
The other day was a definite choice "b," and is a really quick, easy recipe, a BLT with Mushrooms and Jalapeno.
The sandwich is pretty self-explanatory, but tastes so amazing, I knew it was worth sharing. I would also note that while BLT stands for Bacon, Lettuce, and Tomato, I prefer to use spinach instead of lettuce. I love the way spinach tastes, and as a dark leafy green, it has so many more health benefits than lettuce.
3 slices of bacon, cut in half
8 leaves of baby spinach
2 mushrooms, thinly sliced
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 a tomato, sliced
1/2 a medium jalapeno, seeded and chopped
4 slices of bread, toasted in toaster
1) In a small frying pan, cook bacon over low heat, flipping once. Cook until both sides are crispy. Drain on paper towels.
2) Meanwhile in a large frying pan, cook mushrooms in 1 tablespoon olive oil, flipping halfway through. Cook until both sides are a dark brown color. Add more oil if needed (or use bacon grease).
3) Assemble both sandwiches with all the toppings.