Tuesday, August 5, 2008

trading treats tuesday and the winner???

Dear Reader:
It's Trading Treats Tuesday once again. And, THANK YOU SO MUCH for last week's treats!!! I loved your comments. They were happy little bloggy surprises in my inbox. But now, on to this week's treat:


There is nothing quite like crispy (not flabby) crunchy greasy bacon.


And there is nothing like the total inconvenience of actually cooking bacon.

Too bad you can't have bacon without bacon grease.

But wait! You can, my friends! You can! This Trading Treats Tuesday, let's celebrate pre-cooked bacon and all that it brings to the classic BLT.

Nuke it for just a few seconds and you've got hot, crunchy bacon, ready to top off summer's ultimate sandwich. Because nothing (except Wapiti) says summer than BLTs -- especially if they're made with fresh-from-the-garden, homegrown, sun-ripened tomatoes.

It's extra-super nice when your kind and generous neighbors (who actually heed the prophet's counsel and PLANT A GARDEN) take pity on your with your miserably hard, dull orange store bought tomatoes, and share their bounteous harvest with you:

And even better 'cause you didn't have to stink up your house with the smell of cooked bacon. And even more better 'cause you didn't have to coat your kitchen with a layer of bacon grease. And even more better-ER 'cause you didn't have find a way to dispose of that pesky congealing bacon grease. True, the pre-cooked stuff is not quite as tasty, but the conveniences far outweigh that minor failing.

And then, to top it all off, how great is it when your mom brings you a lovely loaf of homemade bread to use in the making of your fabulous BLT??????

So there you go, THREE treats: pre-cooked bacon, and my generous neighbor's homegrown tomatoes, and homemade bread from dear ol' Mom.

And now, as this Trading Treat Tuesday is, in fact, my 100th post, it is time to announce the winner of the Sack Lunch Conspiracy 100th Post Contest! But first,


to all of you who played! I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE your comments. And I have to say that, with the exception of Kninsa's Lucille Ball-like antics in a vat of pomegranate seeds, I love the same things you do. (Thank you for reminding me of all that is good in life.)

And so,

without further ado,



totally and completely non-biasedly picked in a highly technical procedure by our friends at Random.org,


Ubermom's BFF, Kristen!

Kristen, I am (unfortunately) still working on your prize pack. But, if you, or Ubermom, will drop me a little note (thelunchlady.slc@gmail.com) with your address, I will get it to you as soon as it's done.

Thanks for playing along, dear readers. I really do love you all!

Even though I don't have a prize to bribe you with today, I would love to exchange treats with you! What are you loving this week? Leave a comment!

tomato picture originally downloaded by hatschiputh


kninsa said...

My Tuesday treat is Cucumber salad. Cucumbers, onions, vinegar, oil, and pepper. Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.

(Oh, and pre-cooked bacon is nasty)

Shem said...

My treat for today is Cinnamon flavoring. I use Cinnamon flavored Toothpaste, Cinnamon flavored dental floss and chew Cinnamon flavored gum. My treat of choice is Hot Tamales followed shortly by Cinnamon Bears (cover them in chocolate and they move to number one). I want to thank the powers that be for Cinnamon flavoring.

Shem said...

Oh, yes... I forgot to comment on bacon. Uh. Crispy, almost burn, to the point of being brittle, so that it shatters in your mouth when you take a bite, is the ONLY way to consume bacon.

My $0.02.

The Genealogist said...

Make that BLT just a little better with a few slices of avacado. You can't beat it. Here's to pre-cooked bacon. I won't use anything else!

Head Nurse/Patient- you be the judge said...

PRE cooked bacon? Only if absolutely no alternative is available. My treat for today is a quite house with no children for three WHOLE days.-

not such a treat- a dead dryer - sadness.

Melanie said...

Yep, it's almost time for the next trading treats tuesday, but I just have to say that after 2 weeks of trying to cram into a teeny tiny bed and not getting a wink of sleep during my 2-week vacation, my treat is my GIANT king size bed. Seriously, I think it's even bigger than when I left.

Melanie said...

Oh, and bacon? Worth all the greasy mess to cook it the right way, crispy and delicious. :) And I second the avocados on the BLT - yum, yum.

Kristen said...

yay! i totally have been out of blogland for a few days! what a nice surprise!

i hope there's sheep.....(are there "potbelly sheep" out there? "pygmy sheep"? those shouldn't be too hard to ship)