Friday, January 09, 2009

WEEK 62: Four Foods On Friday

And I've been out of the loop for over a month. Life has been quite busy and work, well, overwhelminng. But it's a new year and I'm trying to get back on track. Valmg's been in a funk too, so hop ov over to here meme, check it out, and leave her some love.

Here are this week’s four questions.
#1. Waffles. Do you usually eat frozen or homemade?
What do you consider waffles made at a restaurant? I guess they are "restauarnt" made- but those are the only times I eat waffles

#2. Eggs. Do you buy brown, white, or it doesn’t matter?

Whatever is on sale, but I always buy organic, cage free eggs.

#3. Oatmeal. Do you usually make instant or cooked?
Cooked. Call me a snob, but I'll forgo the oatmeal if I dont have time to cook it. Cooking tip- Old Fashioned Cooking oats are MUCH Better in cookies.

#4. Bacon. Share instructions or a recipe that you use bacon in.
PASTA WITH SPINACH, BACON AND MUSHROOMS
1/2 lb. thick sliced bacon
2 tbsp. butter
1 c. onion, chopped
1/2 c. sweet red pepper, diced
1 c. sliced fresh mushrooms
1 bouillon cube in 1 cup hot water
Salt and pepper to taste
1 lb. pasta
10 oz. fresh, washed spinach (about 4 c.)
1 c. grated fresh Parmesan cheese
Cook bacon until crisp in skillet. Discard fat. Place bacon on paper towels. Add butter to same skillet (do not wash). Saute onions and peppers for 2 to 3 minutes. Add mushrooms, saute for 1 minute.
Over high heat, stir in broth. Bring to a boil. Lower heat and simmer for 2 minutes. Taste and add salt and pepper. In a large pot, cook, then drain pasta well. Return pasta to pasta pot.

Add the vegetable sauce and spinach. Toss over medium heat until spinach is wilted and most of the sauce is absorbed. Divide onto 6 plates. Top with crumbled bacon and Parmesan cheese.

2 comments:

corrin said...

Restaurants have those great waffle makers that are super high heat and flip with a touch of a button. They are nice and crispy!

Karen said...

I never thought of buying organic eggs. I'll have to start doing that.