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Spinach, Tomato, and Bacon Sauté

Spinach, Tomato, and Bacon Sauté

by Pam on March 19, 2014

I wanted a quick and tasty side dish to pair with the Caramelized Onion Orzo. I found spinach and bacon in the fridge and grape tomatoes on the counter and figured they would make a tasty side dish with great flavors & textures. I served this side dish with rice vinegar on the side. We all, kids included, gobbled it ALL up.

In a large skillet over medium heat, cook the bacon until crisp. Remove and place on paper towels to drain. Remove all but 1 teaspoon if you have more grease. Add the olive oil to the pan, once hot add the grape tomatoes and cook, stirring occasionally for 2-3 minutes. Add the spinach and cook, stirring frequently, until just starting to wilt. Season with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste. Serve immediately. Enjoy.



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Spinach, Tomato, and Bacon Sauté






Ingredients:

2 slices of lean bacon, cooked & crumbled (remove all but 1 tsp bacon grease from pan)
1 tsp olive oil
1 cup grape tomatoes
3-4 cups of baby spinach, cleaned
Sea salt and fresh cracked pepper to taste

Directions:

In a large skillet over medium heat, cook the bacon until crisp. Remove and place on paper towels to drain. Remove all but 1 teaspoon if you have more grease. Add the olive oil to the pan, once hot add the grape tomatoes and cook, stirring occasionally for 2-3 minutes. Add the spinach and cook, stirring frequently, until just starting to wilt. Season with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste. Serve immediately. Enjoy.



References

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Ham and Extra Sharp White Cheddar Omelette

Ham and Extra Sharp White Cheddar Omelette

by Pam on March 17, 2014

My son has slowly become an egg fan. Lately, he likes them pretty much any way but especially over medium, scrambled, soft boiled, and as omelettes. He asked for an omelette recently so I made him this one with ham and extra sharp white cheddar I found in the fridge. He loved this breakfast and gobbled up every last bite.

Heat a skillet coated in cooking spray over medium low and turn the broiler on in your oven. Crack two eggs into a bowl, add the milk, and whisk until well blended; season with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste. Pour the egg mixture into the skillet and swirl so the pan is evenly coated with egg.

Once your egg is starting to set, sprinkle the ham on one half then top with the shredded cheese.

Move the skillet to the oven and place on the top rack (don’t put the handle in the oven if it’s not oven safe) and let the broiler cook the top part of the egg, it takes only 20-30 seconds or so. Remove the pan and flip the other part of the egg mixture on top of the veggie mixture. Slide onto a plate and serve immediately. Enjoy.



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Ham and Extra Sharp White Cheddar Omelette




Yield: 1

Total Time: 5 min.



Ingredients:

Cooking spray
2 eggs
1 tbsp milk
Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste
2-3 slices of Canadian bacon, diced
Extra sharp white cheddar cheese, shredded, to taste

Directions:

Heat a skillet coated in cooking spray over medium low and turn the broiler on in your oven. Crack two eggs into a bowl, add the milk, and whisk until well blended; season with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste. Pour the egg mixture into the skillet and swirl so the pan is evenly coated with egg.

Once your egg is starting to set, sprinkle the ham on one half then top with the shredded cheese. Move the skillet to the oven and place on the top rack (don’t put the handle in the oven if it’s not oven safe) and let the broiler cook the top part of the egg, it takes only 20-30 seconds or so. Remove the pan and flip the other part of the egg mixture on top of the veggie mixture. Slide onto a plate and serve immediately. Enjoy.



Recipe and photos by For the Love of Cooking.net

References

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Tomato and Asparagus ?Carbonara?

Tomato and Asparagus “Carbonara”

by Pam on September 30, 2012

I found this recipe in the September 2012 issue of Cooking Light and I couldn’t wait to make it.  It took very little prep or time to make and it ended up being creamy, cheesy, and totally delicious.  I loved that, even though it didn’t have bacon like a traditional carbonara has, it was still flavorful and satisfying.  My husband, son, and I all loved it.  My daughter, on the other hand, thought it was too cheesy and she didn’t like the texture.  It’s no surprise since she doesn’t like cheese.  Oh well… her loss. 

Cook the pasta in salted boiling water per instructions.

While the pasta is cooking, heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium heat.  Add the tomatoes and cook, stirring occasionally for 5-6 minutes; add the asparagus and cook for 2 minutes.  Add the minced garlic and season with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste; cook, stirring constantly, for 1 minute.  Remove from the heat.

Mix the egg, Parmesan cheese, sea salt, freshly cracked pepper, to taste until well combined.  Drain the pasta and immediately add the cheese/egg mixture to the pasta and stir until well combined and the cheese has melted.  Add the tomato and asparagus mixture to the pan and mix until evenly coated.  Place pasta into the serving bowl and sprinkle the top with the torn basil leaves.  Serve immediately.  Enjoy.

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Tomato and Asparagus “Carbonara”




Yield: 4

Prep Time: 5 min.

Cook Time: 12 min.

Total Time: 17 min.



Ingredients:

8 oz whole wheat penne pasta, cooked per instructions
2 tsp olive oil
1 pint of grape tomatoes
1 lb asparagus, ends removed and cut into thirds
3 cloves of garlic, minced
Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste
1/2 cup of Parmesan, Asiago, Romano cheese mixture
1 large egg
Several fresh basil leaves, torn

Directions:

Cook the pasta in salted boiling water per instructions.

While the pasta is cooking, heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add the tomatoes and cook, stirring occasionally for 5-6 minutes; add the asparagus and cook for 2 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add the minced garlic and season with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste; cook, stirring constantly, for 1 minute. Remove from the heat.

Mix the egg, Parmesan cheese, sea salt, freshly cracked pepper, to taste, until well combined. Drain the pasta then place back into the cooking pot and immediately add the cheese/egg mixture to the pasta and stir until well combined and the cheese has melted. Add the tomato and asparagus mixture to the pasta and mix until evenly coated. Place pasta into the serving bowl and sprinkle the top with the torn basil leaves. Serve immediately. Enjoy.



Adapted recipe and photos by For the Love of Cooking.net
Original recipe by Cooking Light – September 2012

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