Jennifer is making me come clean. Peer pressure. Maybe I’ve been bullied? Either way – I have a confession to make.
Jennifer is a pain in my ass.
That isn’t my confession, but it needed to be said.
I can’t button my pants. Seriously. It’s a problem. We talked about how I blew the button off my pants. Thank goodness I have found my safe place on the internet and can share this without being judged or anyone knowing that I said this.
So I have put myself on strict instructions to not eat any animal products during the week. Yes. Basically, I just confessed to being a weekday vegan while showing you pictures of bacon and cheese. Welcome to my world of contrary contradiction crazy town. I don’t know about y’all, but whenever I need to lose some lubs, the vegan way is the way for me. I wish I had the will power to do it all the time because it’s totally healthy. But seriously, I LOVE cheese. It’s my jam. And my downfall. And the reason my pants don’t fit. But Gaaahhhhh it’s so delicious!
I digress. And I sincerely hope that my vegan friends don’t judge me for hijacking the vegan way for a weight loss plan. I do love animals.
I’m fairly certain that I’ve never told you that I spent several years as a vegan and then some outside of that as a vegetarian. No worries. This is not s public service announcement. It’s just me blabbing. I just have no will power to do it all the time. We talked about my cheese downfall. And then there was law school. Yeah. The macaroni and cheese was my undoing. I have no shame. I would mow down my own granny for some mac and cheese. Throw in some law school stress? I just couldn’t hold my head up.
Don’t judge me.
So here we are. In pants that don’t button. With my friends wanting to go to lunch and me brown bagging some animal free lunches.
And please don’t think that I make light of the vegan way or animal rights. I respect you. I just can only hold myself back 5 days a week at the moment. I am weak. I love animals and have 4 rescue dogs and no will power.
And this post is not intended to offend my vegan and vegetarian friends by including meat and cheese here. Although I love them both, I am trying to cut them out as much as possible during the week. On the weekend? I look forward to bacon and cheese – in moderation. At least until my pants fit again
I really and sincerely hope that happens soon!
- 8 or more figs
- 1/2 piece of uncooked bacon per fig
- 1/8 (ish?) teaspoon of gorgonzola, goat, or cheese of choice per fig
- Preheat oven to 425
- Slice off top step of figs and cut an x across the top - careful not to cut all the way through
- Stuff approximately 1/8 teaspoon (more or less according to taste) into opening of each fig
- Wrap bacon around outside of the fig and secure with a study toothpick
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or aluminum foil
- Transfer the bacon wrapped stuffed figs to baking sheet and bake at 425 for 15-20 minutes, until bacon is on the crispy side and cheese is melted
Note: I really like the gorgonzola in here, but Chris was on the fence. He thought it was too earthy. The second time I made it we used goat cheese. That was good too and Lisa approved. I also think smoked gouda would be delicious!