Willie’s Crazy Bread

Makes 1 loaf • Cookie sheet

1 loaf French bread (12 inches long and about 9 ounces)

1 stick (1/4 pound) butter, melted

1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

1 teaspoon garlic salt

4 slices bacon, cut in thirds crosswise

1. Heat the oven to 400°F.

2. Slice the bread about 1 inch thick without cutting all the way through. Place the bread on the cookie sheet.

3. Pour butter between the slices, then stuff cheese between the slices. Sprinkle with garlic salt. Top the bread with the bacon slices without overlapping them.

4. Bake until the cheese has melted, about 5 minutes.

5. Turn the oven to broil and cook the bacon to your taste.

A Note from Willie

This recipe doesn’t help me keep my girlish figure, but it sure is good. I always like to “experiment” in the kitchen. When I make this, it never makes it to the table. Everyone is waiting by the oven for it to come out.