Baking Bacon

Bacon is soooo good. I mean, who can turn down a piece of bacon (or two or three)? But, I really dislike cooking it, whether in a frying pan or in the microwave. It just seems to take a lot of time because you have to do it in batches, and it gets grease everywhere. Ew. That’s why I like baking my bacon! Yes, that’s right… I bake my bacon! I simply put it on a broiler pan, and bake it at 350. But, no, I can’t tell you how long, because that is up to you and yours. I tend to like mine a little past crispy. Mmmmm.

I happen to have 2 broiler pans, one is a big one, one is a small one, and I do use both for one pack of bacon. Since bacon is typically sold by weight, not by quantity of slices, it depends whether you get the ultra-thin or the thick. The thicker the bacon, the less slices per package, and the better chance it might fit on just one broiler pan.  Of course, the thickness also plays into the cooking time.  Start with about 15 minutes and just keep checking it until it’s perfect in your eyes.  Your tastebuds will thank you!

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(If you’re wondering what a broiler pan is, it’s the pan that comes in two parts. The top part has slots to let the grease and juices through, and a second drip pan.)

From Freezer to Crock Pot: Sneak Peek!

We’ve been so busy lately, so I’m jumping on the Pinterest Freezer to Crock Pot bandwagon. Have you seen all those posts? Basically, you chop and mix and bag all the ingredients in one day for an entire months worth of meals. Then pop them in the freezer, and pull them out each morning to cook all day in the crock pot for a yummy, home-made meal (with no prep!). After reading through several examples, I decided to modify ours with recipes we love (and eliminating certain ingredients we don’t).

I’ll be posting more about all the recipes and ingredients we used, our yumminess rating, and our cost, so keep watching!

veggies

www.ourinspiredhome.com * Freezer to Crock Pot Veggies