Maple Bacon Corn (w/ Peppers & Onion)- N2MCC44

I adapted this recipe from Picky Palate for week 44 of my New 2 Me Cooking Challenge. I’m so glad I did. So is the.mr. He told me this is his favorite thing I’ve ever made. Ever? I was a little disappointed that such a simple and quick dish is his all-time favorite… but I guess a win is a win. Amiright?

There isn’t much to say about this recipe… besides how delish and easy it is. It’s pretty much the most perfect side dish ever. Vegetables, maple syrup, and bacon?! Totally a winning combination.

Did you notice pictures are different? I had to make this 2x because I didn’t take enough pictures the first time. It was dark and cloudy and I have a light out in the kitchen so the pix from the first time REALLY suck. The pix for the 2nd try are a little better… but, I’m not a photographer. 😉

This would make an awesome side dish for Thanksgiving! You could pre-cook the bacon and chop the pepper & onion, add the syrup, and then toss it all in the fridge until you’re ready to heat it up!

Are you bored of eating plain corn? Make my version of Maple Bacon Corn! You’ll never go back.

Happy Making!
-Holly

 

PS. Check out my other New 2 Me Cooking Recipes from 2013 or 2014.

Fried Rice- N2MCC15!!

When Hub’s & I get take out from a restaurant it’s ALWAYS one of 2 things… Pizza. Or Chinese. I already make pizza at home, and I’ve managed a few favorite Chinese take-out dishes (Beef & Broccoli, General Tso’s Chicken, and Crispy Orange Chicken).

When I make all those dishes at home I always feel like they’re missing something. That something missing… its Fried Rice.

Lucky for me I found the original version of this recipe over at Gimme Some Oven.

I changed a few things. Most notably… I used Brown Minute Rice. Yah, the kind that only takes 5 minutes to make. I feel like it’s kind of cheating, but then again, that’s how I roll. 😉

I left the carrots out of my version ‘cause I forgot to get some when I went to the grocery store. I just added some extra peas.

I prepped this recipe around lunch time, so I could do all the frying after we got done at the gym around 7. I scrambled the egg and chopped up the green onion then stuck them in the fridge (together). I cooked the rice (according to the package directions) and then spread it out in a 9×13 pan to chill in the fridge. I cut up the onions & garlic, and stuck them in the freezer with the peas. Because the onion & garlic was frozen it took longer than 5 minutes.

Overall this Fried Rice gets thumbs up from both Hub’s and I. Next time, I’m only planning on making ½ this recipe because we still have some leftovers in the fridge!

That’s it for week 15 of my New 2 Me Cooking Challenge 2014. Check out my version of Fried Rice HERE!

-Holly