Monday, January 2, 2012

Candy Bacon!!



That's right, I said 'Candy Bacon'. And no, it's not my new stripper name. It's an amazing extreme food that Jack and I cooked up today.

Oh..you want it now, don't you? You know you do. Well....I'll share the recipe since I'm so nice. Just slip me a folded dollar bill...

CANDY BACON!!
Bacon
Brown Sugar
That's it

Line the bottom of a broiler pan (see pic below) with foil and preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Spray top of broiler pan with Pam or rub with butter or a pig or whatever.

Coat bacon evenly on both sides with brown sugar. Place on pan in pretty wavy patterns. Bake for 40 - 45 minutes until crisp.

Remove onto paper towels. Remove pretty quickly from paper towels so it won't stick to the paper and onto a plate. Hold your breath and take a big bite. Listen for sounds of angels singing. Contemplate if they are singing because of the deliciousness or because you are actually eating candy bacon and therefore that much closer to being with them. Promise yourself to eat a salad tomorrow
.

Line the bottom of the pan with foil
Bacon + Brown Sugar = Unadulterated Goodness
Coat the bacon evenly on both sides with brown sugar.
Let the heavy breathing commence
Yummmmmmmm
Jack deems the Candy Bacon a huge success
Princess Aliyah liked it, too and even gave Ozzy a bite because she is a kind and beautful Princess like that

Sunday, January 1, 2012

French Onion Soup






Prime Rib is my entree of choice to prepare for Christmas dinner. It's delicious, easy and the side dishes are easy to prepare, too. (Shhh...don't tell anyone)

So, this is Christmas dinner -- Herb crusted
Prime Rib with horseradish sauce, twice baked potatoes, Caesar salad, steamed green beans sprinkled with Marc de Champagne vinegar, ginger carrots, rolls.

The Prime rib was a monstrous 8 pound piece of meat, so after enjoying leftovers, sandwiches, etc...you are left with the rib piece.

What to do, what to do?

Put it in the slow cooker, and add
Three large yellow onions, sliced
heaping tbsp of minced garlic
1/2 cup wine (red or white...they both work)
Two cartons of beef broth
Splash of Worchester Sauce
Let it cook for a while and then start your seasoning-
Add (to taste) Salt, pepper and rosemary. I like to add gradually as I cook and that way it turns out perfectly seasoned.
Cook for about 6 hours

Serve with a toasted piece of French bread sunk down in it, top with slices of Swiss Cheese and pop in oven set on broil for a couple of minutes until cheese is all melty and bubbly.



This is the rib piece that is tied to the bottom of the Prime Rib aka Standing Rib Roast


In the slow cooker, ready to go

Looks like this when it's done

This is the ulitmate Winter comfort food...
Happy New Year!!!

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