Category Archives: Cooking with Bacon
Recipes I have made, or just general discussion about cooking with bacon.
November 3rd is National Sandwich Day! No joke. HolidayInsights.com is amazing for finding every “bizarre and unique” holiday. Every day is covered and there are even all-month celebrations.
Let’s get back to sandwiches… Even Today.com covered the holiday in 2011, listing some very unique and delicious twists on sandwiches. But what about bacon? We need to concentrate on the importance of a good sandwich – Bacon.
I once again tracked down a collection of bacon sandwiches for you to enjoy on the National Sandwich Day:
RebublicofBacon.com always has a great selection of bacon news. They of course had a nice list of some great Bacon Sandwiches, including: Egg Sandwich with Spinach, Brie & Maple Bacon, Candied Bacon Sandwich, Grilled Cheese, Apple & Bacon Sandwich, Bacon, Fig & Pork Sandwich, and the Bacon, Pear and Brie Sandwich.
When in doubt? Just add some Bacon Spread to your sandwich!
(Note: This is meant for breakfast, ’cause – why not?)
* sliced bread
* peanut butter, type of your choice
* cooked crispy bacon, broken into pieces
* bananas, sliced
Pretty easy! Make a sandwich!
* Smear peanut butter on your bread.
* Sprinkle your bacon pieces on to stick to the peanut butter.
* Add your banana slices.
* Smack it all together and ENJOY!
* box of pasta, your choice (I chose vegetable farfalle)
* can of condensed cream of mushroom soup
* 1 cup of milk (or substitute – I used almond coconut milk)
* cooked chopped up bacon slices, no less than 8
* cooked peas (I chose a steam bag for convenience)
* curry powder
* pinch of salt
* garlic power
* cayenne powder
* Cook your pasta fully. Keep it just lightly tender. You don’t want it to be mushy. (Note: You may even want to cut a few minutes of the normal cook time. This will be a cold pasta dish, so you don’t want your pasta to break apart when you mix everything together.)
* When your pasta is done, rinse and let cool. When cooled, place in a container and set in the refrigerator to chill while you continue to prep your other ingredients.
* In a mixing bowl, whisk together your can of mushroom soup and milk. Make sure all mixture is smooth.
* Now add your spices to your liking. I was a little heavier with the curry powder, splashed the garlic, pinch of salt, and one shake of the cayenne powder. Mix well and taste. Continue to add spices as you like.
* Now remove your pasta from the refrigerator. Combine your pasta, bacon pieces, and peas. Pour your soup mixture on top and fold in to your pasta mix.
* Store your pasta dish in a container and place in the refrigerator for at least an hour to chill.
* Now serve and enjoy!
NOTES ON THE RECIPE:
* You have many opportunities to make adjustments to this recipe. You can chose to use any flavor of bacon, different condensed soups, different spices, or even different vegetables.
* I am open to any suggestions or ideas on how to improve this recipe.