Let’s be real, I’m not big on eating beef and pork. HOWEVER, I love me some bacon. I haven’t cooked it and so I went to the store and picked some up. I just enjoy the crispy, fatty, yummy goodness of bacon. I remember times when I was growing up when my grandparents would cook bacon that came in white butcher paper (so they must’ve gotten it from the butcher) and fry up some bacon in our various cast iron skillets. So anyway, I was feeling adventurous and decided to not only cook up some bacon, but to get creative with it. Since I’m trying to meal plan, I decided to make some egg muffins but wrap the bacon around the egg muffins (how yummy does that sound?) and I decided to make some candied bacon.
The first of my bacon recipes: Bacon Wrapped Baked Egg Muffins.
These treats are really yummy. They’re great for a breakfast on the go or maybe even a snack! This is definitely a high protein meal, which means it’s great for weight loss. I usually eat this after a workout as a way to get some protein in me instead of having a protein bar or a protein shake, which there is nothing wrong with those other options. This is just an extra little thing if you want to jazz up a meal or snack. You can also sprinkle some cheese on them if you really want to make it extra yummy!
The second bacon recipe: Candied bacon
I first had candied bacon several years ago as an appetizer at a restaurant. Some people may be like, candied bacon, what? but trust me, it’s delicious. It’s sweet. It’s salty. They make a great snack when you’re wanting something sweet and savory or you can def serve them up at parties as appetizers (obviously, you will need more than the small serving I made). One of my faves Ina Garten has a great recipe on her site. As a word of advice, if you’re going to walk away from your oven, please set a timer. I walked away and forgot about them and well…I ended up burning them (as you will see)!