Cream cheese BLT pasta salad with garlic butter breadcrumbs

This cream cheese BLT pasta salad is topped with garlic butter breadcrumbs.
Cream cheese BLT pasta salad

The first year we lived in this house, I got all ambitious and planted four huge pots with tomato plants. While we have a deck, it faces north and really doesn’t get great exposure for tomato plants so I kept them in the front of the house near the porch. I can vividly remember walking outside to go to work one morning in late July and seeing them chomped down to nearly 1/4 of their size, all the juuuuust about ready to be picked tomatoes completely gone. I mean, I knew there were deer around, I just didn’t realize they’d be so brave to literally come up on my porch and have a midnight feast on my tomato plants.

I’ve gotten a lot smarter since then and moved anything edible in pots to a safer place or literally barricaded my front steps at times overnight to keep them from it.

BLT pasta salad

But this year, we have two babies literally living (like they bed down at night and in the morning I see them sleeping there) in our bed in the backyard between this huge rock, an equally huge hydrangea and some decorative grass and it’s the cutest thing I’ve ever seen.


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