Monday, 22 March 2010

Butty Bliss

Nickie and Farmer's Wife have asked me to write about 10 things that make me happy.  Many things have this effect on me but here is just ten:-

1.  Getting up in the morning.  Each day is a gift.
2.  Stroking my dogs as they stroke me back with their adoring eyes.
3.  My pink fluffy dressing gown.
4.  Getting the quarterly brown envelope that contains our VAT rebate.
5.  Having a full chocolate drawer.
6.  Amy's return from school.
7.  A cuppa.
8.  Assisting a lamb birth.  No matter how many times I do it, happy tears always flow.
9.  Daffodils.  They're a beautiful way to start Spring.
10. You.  Blogging.  Networking.  And the many websites I have become a member of.

 And, Sam has started a new weekly prompt on Food for Thought, which for me is rather a challenge.  Being very undomesticated and one of those lazy cooks who hopes the freezer will have all the answers, I thought I would give it a go.  The idea is she gives you a word prompt and the participant thinks of a recipe surrounding that food.  This week's food is "bacon".  So here goes: place two rashers under a hot grill (I don't do fried), butter two slices of bread, and place the grilled rashers on top of one slice of buttered bread.  Add a little tommy sauce if you wish, then eat.  The Farmer says they're scrumptious.  I don't eat bacon.  I hope you all feel a lot better now for being taught this massively difficult method of home economics.

p.s. Amy has posted a new story on her blog.  Please pop over if you can.

24 comments:

  1. Love the recipe. I will have to give it a try.

    What a wonderful list of happy things. Hope the sun is shining in your part of the world today! Happy Monday.

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  2. Ah the joy of a bacon butty - sounds just perfect,as do your 10 things which make you happy.

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  3. mmmmm, warm buttered rolls with chips..... tomato sauce and mustard optional.

    but your dogs stroking you back with their eyes is THE best!

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  4. love me some bacon...what is tommy sauce?

    great happy list as well...made me smile.

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  5. I so fancy the idea of a chocolate drawer, I mentioned chocolate in my ten I put up today! Chocolate is necessary lol. Jen.

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  6. I had a delicious bacon butty yesterday and it was made exactly as you described.

    I love your list of things that make you happy.

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  7. I like your lovely list of 10, CJ. It's the simple things of life that are the best.

    Your bacon recipe sounds delicious and has made me decide to put bacon on my shopping list for this week. A x

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  8. Will follow your recipe to the letter CJ. Always wondered how to cook those things....!

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  9. I NEARLY witnessed a lamb being born last week, arrived 5 minutes later, but managed to see it take it's first steps. You may have seen the photo I took on FB.

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  10. Vi - I don't go on FB much these days but will have a look. Thanks for letting me know.

    Thank you for your comments, CJ xx

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  11. A lovely list :D and i can taste that bacon butty from here yum!!

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  12. I am just having a cuppa now and I've just gone "aaahhhhhhhh" when I took a sip of it - just the right temperature :)

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  13. I now have a craving for a bacon sandwich!!
    There's a meme tagged for you over at mine.
    BNMx

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  14. Tommy sauce? Sauce made from Tommies?

    Hmmm. That can't be right.

    Is it HP sauce? Is it Tomato Ketchup?

    Across the cultural divide I say: I know what a cuppa is, but even though my mother's actually from Scotland, Tommy Sauce sounds a bit like something with which you would oil a gun.

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  15. Love the daffs too and how amazing to see lambs being born. Thanks for solving my 'what shall I have for dinner' dilemma - bacon sarnies it is!

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  16. Mmmm Bacon Butties. Top recipe, I shall be trying it out when in England later this week and can get my grubby little mitts on some proper bacon, you know the kind with some meat in there instead of just smoked fat....

    Who doesn't know what tommy sauce is - shame on you???

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  17. sounds good, u seem easily pleased lol :)

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  18. Thats lovely about the lambs that you still get teary eyed each time. It's really special x

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  19. I am so thrilled you found my blog (water buffalo girl)because I now have the joy of reading yours!
    I love daffodils also. I even planned my wedding last year around them.

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  21. For those who don't know, tommy sauce is tomato ketchup!

    Thank you for your comments, CJ xx

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  22. Ah what a lovely list - would love to witness the sight of a lamb birth but would probably faint - I don't really do blood!

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  23. Love your list - I could honestly have written all those as my own favourite things *(cue a song!)

    Except for the lamb - I can understand how you feel though. We used to live in a barn conversion not far from Belsay, and my son used to go out in the middle of the night with the farmer during lambing season to help him - for about four years, and he loved it. I never fancied it myself,too squeamish really, but adored seeing the little sweeties frisking around in the field in front of the kitchen. My Mum used to adopt the weaker ones who had been rejected and bottle feed them. They used to think her kitchen was their home and my Dad used to get a little angry if I'm honest!! She wept many times when her little ones eventually had to leave home!

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