3/28/12

My Husband Cooks

Some may know that Chad cooks most of our meals. I am usually tending to the pup or baby while he cooks the meals. He enjoys cooking and is dang good at it. We always tell people that I do the baking and he does the cooking. This time, we decided to do BLTs. Not just ordinary BLTs but BLTs with Basil Mayo. I will tell you, it makes all the difference.

The spread of ingredients.
Can't have BLTs without greasy CRISPY bacon (I LOATHE soft gooey bacon).

The amazing Basil Mayo. Yum!

The Basil Mayo recipe was from Ina Garten. If I could cook like anyone in the world, it would be her. She is, by far, my favorite cook from The Food Network (my favorite TV channel ever). I love the way she talks, I love the food she cooks, and I wish she would invite me to the Hamptons so she could cook for me and then put me to sleep with her soft poised voice. Did that creep you out a bit? Too bad.

    • 1 cup good mayonnaise
    • 10 to 15 basil leaves, chopped
    • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
    • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
    • 1 teaspoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
    • 1 tablespoon good olive oil
    • 1 teaspoon minced garlic

The finish product.

I really enjoyed the BLTs. The Basil Mayo was awesome but strong so I would use a light amount in the future. Overall, I would absolutely make these again. Correction, I would have Chad make them for me again :) Enjoy!

Happy Wednesday!

Hil

1 comment:

Haley said...

That sounds SOOO good! I love Ina. I've actually started really liking Anne Burrell too. Don't judge. I thought she was incredibly annoying at first, but then I realized, dang that big girl can cook!