I’m still having trouble believing it’s September, and the incredibly summer-y hot and stormy weather we’ve been having lately isn’t helping things one bit. But somehow it is, and the days keep creeping by so I’m just going to roll with it. From this point on, it’s warm and comforting Fall food all day every day, people. Get pumped!
Sweet or savory? It’s been the fundamental brunch dilemma since the beginning of brunching time. It’s a critical decision that can make or break your meal, and let’s be real—if you’re like me and take your brunch really, really seriously–sometimes your entire day.
Here’s the thing: in my opinion, I don’t think most brunch places really do us any favors here. In general, the brunch options are lots of really awesome-sounding sweet things and also lots of really delicious-sounding savory things, but then an utter laziness when it comes to those who want a little of both. Options are boring and unimaginative, “combo plates” that consist of 2 plain pancakes and 2 plain scrambled eggs with 2 plain links of bacon or sausage. Bo-ring! Why can no one offer me half of a sausage and breakfast potato scramble and half an order of banana walnut French toast? Apparently, sweet and savory creativity is too much to ask.
Today I present to you the perfect no-bake summer dessert. And yes, it’s loaded with bacon.
Do you even have to ask? You totally should have seen this coming. A girl can only live off vegan baked goods (no matter how delicious they are) for so long before feeling a burning desire to bring back the bacon.
Welcome to Part 2 of our super fabulous 4th of July party food series! Last week, I shared a freakin’ amazing almond streusel-topped blueberry galette that is seriously one of my favorite summer desserts of all time. Today, we’re going savory with this super loaded bacon-y broccoli salad. Because it’s not a national holiday if there’s no bacon involved! At least that’s the rule in our house.