|Yes, that is bacon, frying in butter!|
We had a three-part plan, which went something like this:
1. Purchase a lightly used, small enough for just the two of us (as well as much easier to maneuver) motor home.
2. Sell our home.
3. Buy a home at the coast that will be for retirement.
But none of that worked.
No matter how hard we tried.
I can see now; that it was not the best plan, and as these things go, a better plan came about. As it turns out, in our current real estate market, no one wanted our lovely home with the beautiful gardens in the backyard.
So it was time to revamp the plan, by taking a better look around us. And a different viewpoint.
Then the weather cooled and RV prices were dropping and, we bought one.
While our home was not on any realtors "hot sheet" it was desired by a sweet couple who wanted and needed more room. So we struck a deal with them: sell their house, and we will swap equity. They can have a larger home, and we can continue on with our future plans.
Today we will accept an offer on the house up for sale, and get our move on!
But for now, let's get back to this special recipe. Terry found this one in the December 2015 issue of SAVEUR magazine.
For this recipe, we had to do a bit of shopping. While our motto is cook with what you have, we did not have slab bacon. Quickly remedied, when we went to the market. We purchased jowl bacon, while the recipe calls for belly bacon. But I think it will taste just fine.
|Roasted Apples and Onions with Thyme and Bacon|
Roasted Apples and Onions with Thyme and Bacon
adapted from: SAVEUR
stove top and 400-degree oven
your cook today: Terry
5-6 large apples (SAVEUR recommends Gala or Braeburn about 2 1/2 pounds)
2 yellow onions, thinly sliced
1 pound slab bacon, sliced into 8 or more thick slices
2 T butter
Salt and freshly ground pepper
1 T fresh thyme leaves, crumbled OR 1 t dried thyme leaves, crumbled
Season bacon with salt and pepper on both sides. Melt butter in a 12 inch skillet (we used cast iron) add bacon cook until golden. Set bacon aside. Drain off fat to a small heat proof bowl.
Using the same skillet, add onions and saute until golden, adding back the reserved butter/bacon fat as needed. Sprinkle with the thyme, and toss with the apples.
Place apple/onion mixture in 9X13 pan. Bake at 400 degrees 10 minutes, stir once, continue baking 10 more minutes.
Remove from oven, gently push to the side of the pan, add bacon. Return to the oven to bake additional 10 minutes.
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