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Wrap it in bacon – it works (and tastes good too)

It was a warm day and grilling out seemed like a great idea.  We had stopped by our local grocer (Ken’s Fruit Market) and purchased some meat to make burgers.  We were all excited to bust out the grill… then BAM we remembered (once we got home of course) we forgot any sides to go with our burgers.  Time to search the kitchen high and low for something.  I was not about to turn on the stove or oven and make J’s suggested noodles… veggies sounded good and I had fresh veggies I had just purchased at the farmer’s market – SCORE!  Wrapped it in some bacon I had on hand, threw it on the grill… voila!  Dinner is served!

For the burgers we just dusted them with salt and pepper and added muenster cheese towards the end, just in time to melt.  We washed and trimmed the veggies up (asparagus and broccoli) and wrapped them in bacon.  I used tooth picks to hold the bacon on.  We grilled them until they were soft enough for our taste (and the bacon was cooked) and served.  It was simple, they didn’t fall through the grating on the grill, they were flavorful and as an added bonus the heat used for cooking DIDN’T come in the house.  WIN type of situation.

burger with bacon wrapped veggies

burger with bacon wrapped veggies

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Quick Blue Spinach

Mom/Aunt S.Swank… you two need to give this a try! Doesn’t this sound like it would be paired with grilled steak so nicely? MmMMmmm let me know if you try it and what you think!

Rantings of an Amateur Chef

There is nothing like looking in your kitchen and finding the ingredients to try something new. You may recognize the spinach from the Low Carb Beef Stroganoff and the blue cheese from the Bacon, Blue Cheese and Apple Omelette.

Four ingredients: fresh spinach, lemon juice, blue cheese crumbles and bacon bits.

Fill a large skillet with the spinach and sprinkle about 2 T of lemon juice over the leaves. The lemon juice will help enhance the flavor of the spinach. Cover and heat over medium heat. As the leaves begin to wilt, add in about 1/2 cup of blue cheese crumbles and 1/4 cup of bacon bits.

Stir until the blue cheese begins to melt and the bacon is stirred in.

Serve and smile!

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Bacon Wrapped Chicken

3 boneless/skinless chicken breasts (original recipe calls for 6… there aren’t that many of us)
10 oz tomato and basil Philadelphia cooking cream (the original recipe calls for onion/chive cream cheese)
Butter (cut as you go into tiny pieces)
10 bacon strips (original recipe calls for 6, 1/chicken)

1. flatten chicken (beat out those aggressions)
2. spread ~3 tbsp of cooking cream over each chicken
3. dot chicken with butter and roll up
4. wrap each chicken with bacon and place in a baking dish, seam side down
5. bake at 375 for 35-40mins, or until the juices from the chicken are clear

 

*adapted from 1001 Fast Easy Recipes – page 237

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