Pretty blessed, IMHO.
No this is not an “I’m thankful for…” post a la Thanksgiving.
I just got to thinking about it after I hung the phone up this morning.
Big Boss had just called to see if the cinnamon rolls were out of the oven sucessfully. Yes, he was hungry.
Then a high school buddy called with news about another classmate. We exchanged our various stories about what was going on this week, what our kids were doing, politics…and recipes. Yep. I told him about our trip this weekend and he asked for the recipes! His wife may kill me for giving her a new job!!
But I get to talk to friends, old and new, a lot via phone, emails, texting and FB…even Twitter as much as it drives me nuts. And that, my friends, is a blessing. To get to talk with my life-long best friend and next-door neighbor…texts from DiLs…phone calls from grands not to mention my mom, brother, aunts, etc.!! To hear from a friend overseas like I did today…wow, Just WOW!!
Back to the recipes. Chris at the Glick Mansion shared a particular recipe that is priceless. It involves bacon. No, not wrapped around the turkey like I saw on FB last week. 🙂 This is easy, fast and too good to be true!
Spiced Bacon Twists
Thanks to Chris at the Glick Mansion
Mix all dry ingredients and store in a plastic sack:
1 cup packed light brown sugar
2 Tablespoons dry mustard
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 cayenne pepper
1 lb. bacon…I use thick sliced Farmland
In a dish (I used a pie plate), rub both sides of each piece of bacon with the sugar mixture. Be sure to press the mixture onto the bacon so it will stick well. Taking each end of the bacon, twist several times and place onto a rack that has been sprayed with Pam or the like. This is important…ask me how I know!
Place the rack of bacon onto a jelly roll pan that has been lined with foil. Bake for 30 minutes at 350º.
Theoretically, you can do all of this ahead of time, refrigerate and cook the next morning. Or cook it all up at once and it warms up great, either in the oven for a about 2 mins. or in the microwave. Since, it’s candy, cold would work too!!! 😀 But I’m thinking one pound of bacon would just get this bunch started so I’ll probably do 2 or 3 at a time.
Candy for breakfast!!! I’m thinking the grands will inhale this. Big Boss did and so did I!! Make the dry rub exactly as above, then play with it. Maybe use more pepper, less mustard? Or no nutmeg but add a drizzle of honey on the bacon first then the dry rub? As I think of variations, I’ll let you know…but you MUST try this!! Chris served this bacon with German Baked Eggs and Blueberry Blanket, dressed up with fresh orange and grapefruit slices and asparagus followed by…are you ready???!!!! Crepes with a lemon sauce! Have mercy!