Bacon Avocado Toast Recipe

Practicing Gratitude & Bacon Avocado Toast

Psalm 107:43 (nirv)

Let those who are wise pay attention to these things. Let them think about the loving deeds of the Lord.

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Psalm 107 is filled with incredible things that the Lord has done. It speaks of just a few of His many acts of kindness, like calming the storms, saving people from starvation, and turning desserts into pools of water. These are all big acts (to us, not to God); they’re hard to go unnoticed. It would be pretty difficult to not see a large, sandy terrain turn into a giant swimming pool. But what about the smaller stuff?

Gratitude is something I struggle with; a lot. Not because I don’t appreciate what I have, but mostly because I don’t even notice it. In one of my many attempts to “find myself” several years ago, I started writing in a gratitude journal. The space could only fit a sentence or two; just enough to acknowledge the good things of each day. And before the first week had even come to a close, I found myself staring at that tiny, blank space, wondering what I should write down.

It wasn’t until many years later (like this past year) that I realized I was missing the point of the journal. I thought that if I started the journal, I would make sure every day was really good, so that I could write it all down. But the journal wasn’t meant to make sure I had a good day, it was meant to make me think about the good in every day.

Some days, God does really big, noticeable things in our lives, like changing a dessert into an ocean. But some days, it feels like nothing worth celebrating has happened. What about those days? On those days, the sun rises. The earth spins. Your heart beats.

It can be difficult to express thankfulness on the boring, mundane Wednesdays. But those are the days that should spark the most gratitude in us, because everything is working as we think it should be. The things that are so often taken for granted can become a source of boredom, and we fail to see the purpose, intention, and love that God puts into every single act – big and small.

Gratitude doesn’t always come naturally. I think that’s why this verse tells us to think about the loving deeds of the Lord. We can’t appreciate something we feel entitled to. Gratitude requires us to look at something – everything, and acknowledge that we didn’t earn it and we don’t deserve it. It’s a gift. James 1:17 tells us that “Everything good comes from God. Every perfect gift is from him.”

Practicing gratitude doesn’t require a change in our lifestyle, our circumstances, or our possessions. It simply requires a change in our thoughts.

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Create a list of 10 things that you typically take for granted in your life.

Pray

For the items on your list. *Prayer suggestion: today is a great day to simply worship and praise the Lord for the things He’s already gifted us with.

Bacon Avocado Toast

1 minPrep Time

10 minCook Time

11 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

  • 2 slices of bread of choice (see tools and tips for my favs!)
  • 1 egg + 1 egg white
  • 1 strip of bacon
  • 2 T mashed avocado
  • dash of Everything But the Bagel Seasoning

Instructions

  1. Cook bacon in a skillet until it reaches your desired crispness
  2. Chop into small pieces
  3. Crack eggs in a bowl and scramble
  4. Cook in a skillet over medium heat
  5. While eggs are cooking, toast bread and cut avocado
  6. Spread avocado across the toasted bread and top with scrambled eggs and bacon pieces
  7. Sprinkle seasoning on each slice of toast
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Tips & Tools

For this recipe, I used multigrain sourdough bread from Trader Joes. While I prefer sprouted grain bread, I’ve found that the density of sourdough is pretty perfect for toast that’s getting smothered, in ordered to keep it from getting soggy! Once you’ve made this recipe, you can store this bread in the freezer if you aren’t going to use it right now. You’ll see bread used throughout the entire FaithFull Mornings plan, so don’t let this go to waste! Make sure it’s sealed tightly, and when you’re ready for your next slice of toast, you can grab it from the freezer to use!

The Everything But the Bagel Seasoning I used is from Trader Joes, but if you don’t have one locally, you can always order it from Amazon. Or feel free to use whatever seasoning or seeds you’d like to sprinkle on top.

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