Sunday, September 07, 2014

Bacon & Egg Salad Sandwiches

My wife usually doesn't dig it when I make egg salad. She never eats it on purpose and when she sees it on the menu, she groans. I really like it. Perhaps I should just make it for myself during the day while she's at work, but I just have to make it for supper every now and again. There is actually a backstory to her eschewal of egg salad. You see, back when she was young, her older brother used to mow the lawn barefoot. Then, he would come inside and sit at the kitchen table, clipping his toenails. Some people would be totally skeeved out by his even clipping them in a common area of the house, but the kitchen table??? But it gets worse. When he was done, he would just leave them there on the  table! Blech.

Now, if you have ever had teenaged sons, you will not be surprised that such a thing could happen. However, you might be surprised at what finally happened. If you have siblings and grew up in a household like Jeannene's, though, you might not be so surprised. As siblings do, Jeannene and her brother who is closest to her in age got tired of Jeff's gross, green toenail clippings on the table. I don't imagine her mom was too thrilled, either. So, the time came when retribution became inevitable. Joel & Jeannene decided to be sweet and make egg salad for lunch. However, they weren't so sweet, after all, because they put his toenail clippings in the egg salad and fed it to him!!! He never noticed.

If you ever come have egg salad at our home, I promise we won't serve it with any body parts in it. And, if you aren't too revolted by this story ever to eat egg salad again, this is a pretty awesome sandwich! Even Jeannene loves it.

Bacon & Egg Salad Sandwiches
8 slices bacon
8 hard-boiled eggs, chopped
1/3 c. mayonnaise
1 tsp. chopped fresh dill
Salt & pepper
12 slices pumpernickel, toasted
Romaine or red leaf lettuce
Tomato slices

Cook the bacon crisp. Mix eggs, mayo, dill, salt, & pepper. Make sandwiches, with bacon, on toast. If you're like me, you'll want your sandwich cut in half diagonally. Serves 4.


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