Bacon Macaroni

It has been a couple of wonderful days for me: first, it was lunch yesterday at Lucien with the Soul Twin, where we talked about all things French-inspired...and how neither us could do the Leek Soup recalibration (let's just call it a fast, shall we?).  Then it was a middle school interview for Bug yesterday, which wasn't as scary as we feared (and she felt so confident at the end because, apparently, all the math was "SO EASY"...).  Tonight, it's dinner at The Smile (don't you love that name?) with some of my favorite people: Jen, Phil, Tina, Vic, and Adam.  In celebration of everything, I'm listening to Lyle Lovett's version of "Blue Skies"...

But before the weekend starts, I'd love to leave you with one of my new favorite recipes...

Awhile ago, I came across a recipe for Bacon Macaroni.  Bacon...and macaroni.  That's. It.  Easiest thing ever and something I knew I could get my kid to eat.

It's a pound of macaroni, about 6 slices of bacon (feel free to add more!), and that's it.  Cook the mac according to the package instructions.  When the bacon's done frying up, remove it, drain, and chop up.  Add all the macaroni to the bacon pan (with all the bacon fat still in it!) over medium heat, and give it a few flips to coat evenly (and I let mine get a little crispy).  Pour into a bowl, add the chopped bacon, and voila!

I added a few leaves of spinach to justify the decadence that is Bacon + Macaroni.  Feel free to omit, or add veggies to your own taste.

And wouldn't this be a-mahz-ing with a fried egg on top???

The result?  Splurge-worthy, easy, and amazing.

Eat, drink, and give bacon the star treatment.

RECIPE NOTE: I must acknowledge that this recipe is from somewhere - I didn't make it up on my own.  However, for the life of me, I can't figure out where.  Looked through bookmarked blog recipes...looked through all my cookbooks...did a search on the Goog...looked through all my saved magazine recipes...and to no avail.  So if you do know the source of this recipe, I'd love to know so I can give credit where credit is due!

1 comment:

ilovecooking said...

Wow this recipe does look really easy. Nice and quick for dinner. I forgot how simple meals can actually be