Both Saturday and Sunday mornings, I had 5AM wake up calls.
Saturday was a training run with CARA
Sunday was an early start for our trip down to Indianapolis...
Monday's Memorial Day called for a leisurely morning. My husband brought me coffee in bed, I spent some time going over my gratitude exercises for the day, and I stayed in my robe until an embarrassing hour.
Then the big question arrived...brunch. In or out? Actually, we've created a new category, so the question is now, In, Out, or Donuts?
I love going out to breakfast and brunch, but I also fancy the humble meals that I put together...
You see that bacon? I discovered a new secret way to cook it. Maybe it's not a secret, but it has been a game-changer for our little family.
Problem: The weekend rolls around and my husband suddenly gets a craving for bacon. Me, being a bacon liker, but not lover, am pretty indifferent about bacon. One thing I am not indifferent about is cleanliness. Cooking bacon on the stove top is messy and I have better things to do on my weekend than scrub down the stove top. This usually ends in a bacon-less breakfast, or going out to a fabulous Chicago brunch spot. My inner clean freak squashes my husband's request for bacon.
Solution: Cooking bacon in the oven! I made this little bacon contraption with a cooking rack layered over a cookie pan with a ledge. I put the bacon in the oven at 375 for about 8 minutes and check it, depending on the thickness, I crank up the heat to 400 and finish it off for a remaining minute or two. When it's nice and crispy, I lay it on a towel to get rid of the excess oil and then serve. NO MESS bacon that is perfectly flat and crispy.
Maybe people have been doing this for years, but I recently discovered it and I think it's a great solution.
|I look for nitrate free bacon and this one is great|
Bacon is back...
Did you know about this bacon cooking method?
Anything you hate cooking because it caused such a mess? Cauliflower always seems to get everywhere, and I hate all the crumbs that shoot all over the counter when I cut up crusty bread. Scrubbing a pot after I make chili also doesn't score high on my favorites.