Wednesday, September 22, 2010

JOE's CHOICE WEDNESDAY: Bacon and Cabbage Savage!

NaBloPoMo: Day 22


You people haven't seen "Onion Goggles" before?

OK, It is hard to add humor to bacon and cabbage, so I had to show you a pic of me in my onion goggles (thanks Sunshine Grandma).

Last week our visit to to CSA, Bread and Roses Farm, produced a head of what I believe to be Napa cabbage. On my drive home I was trying to figure out dinner and what I could come up with using our newly acquired farm fresh produce. A mental checklist started to materialize:

Bacon - check
Cabbage - check
Onion - check
Garlic - check
Diced Stewed Tomatoes - ohhh I hoped

As luck would have it, the diced stewed tomatoes were a "check".

Ingredients: As above...although, I guess I should add how much and what to do to the ingredients before frying them up, like a pissed off Killer T-Cell hot after our children's insulin producing and secreting beta cells.

Bacon (1/2 a package)- chopped up in like 1 inch pieces
Napa or Asian Cabbage (1/2 head) - chopped thin
Yellow, or what have-you onion (about 1/2 medium bulb) - diced
Garlic (4 cloves) - minced
Diced Stewed Tomatoes - one 15 oz. can

Directions: Cut up bacon into about 1 inch chunks and fry, stirring occasionally.

Once the bacon is cooked and crisp, add in the onion and garlic, fry until the onions soften.

Now add in the can of diced, stewed tomatoes and the chopped cabbage. Cover. Cook on medium until the cabbage becomes limp (like a beta cell defunct pancreas).

Serve in a bowl with hearty bread. This flax bread recipe goes well with this hodgepodge of a goulash.

Joe loved, loved, loved this recipe. He told me that I have the best "imagination" ever to come up with it on the fly. I actually just tweaked my friend Susy's recipe which is essentially the same ingredients, but it uses ground turkey or beef for the meat source.

Nutritional Information: SWAG it baby (thanks Lorraine). I carb counted it at about 6g/cup, which worked well with Joe's current dinner ratio.

A day-in-the-life living as a bacon and cabbage savage.


Tracy said...

I also love how you came up with it on the fly, sometimes that is how I come up with some of the best meals! Great one! :-)

Cindy said...

Mmmmmm....that looks so good! Wanna come cook for me?

Nicole said...

OK if we were closer I would be at your house every night for dinner. Everything you cook sounds sooooo good...your making me look bad :) lol

Anonymous said...

Haha - yeah baby - SWAG it.

This is indeed creative!

Meri said...

That seriously looks REALLY good. Like I want to go make it now.

Thanks for the recipe!

Heidi / D-Tales said...

YUM! That's my kind of meal!

I think I need me some onion goggles!

tara said...

bwwaaa ha ha ha, The pic has me laughing and the line about pissed of killer t-cells cracked me up too. I am with Joe on this, great imagination. wooot wooot.

Nikki said...

I love it!!!!! You never disappoint!

Brian from "D-Dad - Living with "D" on so many levels" said...

That looks awesome. I think it will be incredible with the Fall weather right around the corner!

Renata said...

Oh nummy, that sounds awesome. I swear bacon is food from the Gods. Not that the pig probably feels the same way, but it's what I am going with.I do a similar dish however I don't add the maters, mines more of a broth Will try that next time for sure.

Unknown said...

I seriously want a pair of those goggles....oh, and the dish looks delish!

Karen said...

Oh. Yum!!! I want it now!! (I also want onion goggles!!)

Andrea@Sgt and Mrs Hub said...

You're rockin' the goggles, girl :)

Your dinner sounds like it was delicious!

I miss the CSA farms... glad you found a good one!