I know that’s what you’re thinking.
I can read minds. And see dead people.
If only that weren’t. Quite. So. Literal.
This whole dissection thing may actually be starting to bother me. I’ve been having nightmares. About small intestines.
Which is weird. On a number of levels. The primary of which being that we haven’t even gotten to dissecting the small intestine yet. (Oh yes, Joanne, THAT is why it’s weird. This is where you start to back away. Slowly.)
Although, considering the fact that the two things I think about most are anatomy lab and food. Maybe it’s not SO weird. Sometimes I even think about food while in anatomy lab. (Unfortunate side effect of formaldehyde – hunger. So you’ll be standing there with your hands immersed in the thoracic cavity. Thinking. Wow I’d really like a roast beef sandwich for lunch.)
The strange and unusual inner workings of my subconscious notwithstanding.
We haven’t gotten to the small intestine yet.
That is a beet.
Which brings me back to my first sentence.
I’ve created a monster.
Somehow. I’ve gone from being a beet hater. To a beet eater. In a week. Whoever said personality change was hard? Obviously has never been a food blogger.
It doesn’t hurt that beets are so damn photogenic.
To be fair. These beet buns from HBinFive. Taste very little like beets. And very much like onion (since they also have onion in them). More important than that. They are moist and delicious.
But in case you weren’t convinced. (I can’t believe you don’t trust me. I’m hurt. I really am.) I made a sandwich with them. With bacon. Because I know that even if you don’t like beets. You love bacon.
Grilled Turkey, Bacon, Arugula, and Blue Cheese Sandwich on Red Beet Buns
Serves 2, adapted from Bon Appetit Fast/Easy/Fresh
2 tbsp mayo/greek yogurt
2 tbsp blue cheese (I used cranberry blue cheese from Trader Joe’s)
2 red beet buns or any buns of your choice – I recommend ones with onions in them, for an extra dimension of flavor.
arugula (Original recipe called for radicchio. But who knows where I can even find such a thing at the moment.)
6 oz turkey (I used organic southwestern flavored turkey from Whole Foods)
6 slices bacon (I used turkey bacon)
Microwave or cook bacon until it reaches the desired level of crispiness. I opted for VERY crispy.
Mash mayonnaise and blue cheese in bowl to coarse puree; season with pepper. Place bread on work surface. Divide cheese mixture among bread slices, spreading evenly. Divide bacon, radicchio, and turkey between 2 bread slices. Top with remaining bread, cheese side down.
Grill sandwich in a panini press/George Foreman or cook it a la grilled cheese style in a pan on the stove.
This bread has been yeastspotted! It is also a part of the HBinFive round-up that will be hosted by Michelle at Big Black Dog later this month! And it is my submission to this week’s Souper Sundays!
On to a few random tidbits.
A reminder – Regional Recipes. Will be hosted HERE. At this very blog. February 28th. The theme – Middle Eastern food. We have some wonderful submissions already. But there is always room for more. See this post for the rules. And send me your entries – firstname.lastname@example.org.
A thank you. To all of the bloggers who have given me awards recently. I know I got some from Chow and Chatter, An Edible Mosaic, Vanillastrawberryspringfields, SE Denufood, and My Year On The Grill to name a few. I am so honored that you guys not only like my food but like it ENOUGH to give me an award.
My most recent award, from Dave over at My Year On The Grill, is called the “Creative Writer Bald-Faced Liar” Blogger Award. For those of us who have a tendency to exaggerate the truth. Slightly. Originally I was not quite sure whether to be offended or grateful. I’m going with grateful. I only tell white lies after all. The stipulation: I am supposed to tell you seven things about myself. Six of which will be false.
1.I have five siblings, the youngest of whom is 13. None of us are twins, triplets, etc. My parents were pretty busy from 1987 through 1996. Obviously.
2. I have never broken a bone in my body. Ever. Needless to say, I had a very sheltered childhood.
3. I am afraid of the dark and sleep with a night light.
4. I love driving and got my license as soon as humanly possible. Or when I was 17, per NYC laws.
5. I have never worked in retail ever. Nor do I ever plan to.
6. I am a total neat freak. Typical Type A personality. My room is practically sterile.
7. I have 20/20 vision (or close to it).