I had a great weekend. I did nothing. Nothing except read and cook.
It was perfect.
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This is what I bought at the market yesterday:
Lots of them.
Yes, we are among all those people who get overly excited when
Hatch Chilies are ready to roast!
This post isn't so much about what I made with the chilies tho.... it's about what I did with the bacon.
I swizzled it.
As you know, every weekend Bethfish Reads hosts Weekend Cooking, and I like to participate. Yesterday morning she posted about the same cookbook I was going to. That's so weird!
Really weird, because it's happened before here.
It takes so little to amuse me----and this does.
This is the cookbook she reviewed and this the one I made something from. Bacon Nation by Peter Kaminsky and Marie Rama.
I made bacon swizzle sticks. To go in the Sunday morning Bloody Mary's, of course.
I thought they would be fun. And they were. Fun to eat. And lay beside your Bloody Mary, but if you actually swizzled with it, it became a wet piece of bacon...and that's never good.
They were easy to do and I would do it again. It's kind of a fun thing.
(this cookbook has lots of good recipes in it. And like Bethfish says, it's not loaded with too much bacon. Bacon is sometimes just a small ingredient.)
This is how you make a bacon swizzle stick:
take a piece of bacon and twist the ends until and then roll that up in a paper towel. Microwave on high for 1-3 minutes, depending on your microwave.
And there you have it. Crispy bacon swizzle sticks.
Bacon Nation makes cookbook #60 in my own personal Cookbook Countdown!
AND THEN.... I used some Hatch Chilies!
I stuffed them with bacon and cheese and an egg.
I found this recipe for Hatch chili Pepper Jack, Bacon and Eggs on
Her's look so much prettier than mine.
I also used cheddar cheese and not pepper jack. Just because i felt like it.
Mine, although not as nice looking tasted GREAT!
I will have to cook them longer than 15 minutes next time, tho as my eggs were a bit runny. I guess you just have to play around with it some.
It was really good!