It has been a cloudy, cold day here at Honey Hill Farm. We have managed to stay warm and cozy here inside our dear old home. Of course, a trip to the library in town was in order so that I could have lots of wonderful Victorian decorating books to snuggle up with this evening while Dearest was out playing hockey.
For our supper I decided to serve Maple-Roasted Bacon with Flaxseed Waffles (from Sunflower Farms Market). Yum! The recipe is from the lovely Ina Garten of Barefoot Contessa:
Serves 4 to 6 people
3/4 pound thick-cut smoked bacon (16 slices)
1 to 2 tablespoons good maple syrup
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Place baking rack on a sheet pan and arrange the bacon in 1 layer on the baking rack. Back for 15 to 20 minutes, until the bacon begins to brown. Remove the pan carefully from the oven; there will be hot grease in the pan! Brush the bacon slices with maple syrup and bake for another 3 to 5 minutes, until the bacon is a warm golden brown. Transfer the bacon to a plate lined with paper towels and serve warm.
I thought this was the best bacon I have ever tasted...and it was so easy to make. I think that homemade waffles would be quite a bit better, but I wanted to use what I had on hand. All in all, this was a warm and satisfying meal for a cold evening. Hopefully, Dearest will skate faster and score lots of goals this evening!
I hope you have a wonderful evening!