This has been a crazy week. Long hours at work, and not enough hours at home. I'm tired, and cranky. But you know what?... Bacon helps with that! Bacon is a natural mood enhancer that helps encourage positive mental states. The umami, or savory taste in bacon is an addictive substance that can have a neurological effect on the brain. A piece of bacon can help enhance mood and reduce stress levels within a short period of time. I guess I just haven't had enough bacon this week...
Want your laundry to smell like Bacon? Mine usually smells like bacon BEFORE I wash it... Sure it's a gag gift, but the joke's on them, I'd actually give it a whirl...Check it out here.
This weeks' recipe I found in a magazine devoted to Bacon, but a las, the recipe didn't have bacon in it...what's a girl to do? Add Bacon, of course.
Herbed Chicken with Tomatoes and Bacon
4-6 slices of Bacon
For the Bacon: Turn on oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and immediately
place bacon on a broiling pan or cooling rack over a cookie sheet and
bake until bacon is done and crispy. Approx 25 minutes. Remove from
oven and cool on a paper towel-lined plate. Crumble.
pasta as directed on package. Drain well. Meanwhile, mix seasonings in
shallow dish. Reserve 2 teaspoons. Stir 2 tablespoons of the flour into
remaining seasoning mixture in dish. Coat chicken in seasoned flour.
Discard any remaining seasoned flour.
1 tablespoon of the oil in large nonstick skillet on medium heat. Add
chicken in batches; cook 2 minutes per side or until golden brown and
cooked through. Add additional 1 tablespoon oil as needed. Remove
chicken from skillet; keep warm.
remaining 1 tablespoon oil in skillet. Add onion; cook and stir 3
minutes or until softened. Stir in remaining 1 tablespoon flour. Add
tomatoes, stock and reserved seasoning mixture; bring to boil, stirring
occasionally. Reduce heat to medium-low; simmer 5 minutes. Stir in
half-and –half or milk. Return chicken to skillet and add crumbled bacon; cook until heated through.
Serve with pasta.