Lunch today, 20th December

What to do with four rashers of bacon and little else.
I had some white rolls, but bacon butties for a main meal didn’t seem very filling.
No mushrooms left, and I didn’t fancy beans, tatty cake, or fried eggs.
So, plan B, C, and D were shelved, and I came up with this.

Main item: One jacket potato each.

4 rashers of bacon
2 small onions (home grown)
4 slices each red, green and yellow peppers
1 chicken stock cube
generous splash dark soy sauce
1 clove garlic

cut bacon into very small pieces (to help Hubby’s digestion)
finely chop garlic and onions
dice peppers into small pieces

Put all the above ingredients in a pan with a little water and add the stock cube.
Cook on a medium heat, adding soy sauce once things are bubbling nicely.
Continue to cook until meat is done and veg is soft. There should still be some liquid left in the pan to dribble over your potato.

Time frame for the above coincides with cooking the jacket potatoes for 15 minutes in the microwave (or mee-cro-wavy as per celebrity cook Nigella Lawson if you want to be daft posh)

I served this with a side of carrots and garden peas, again taking about the same time to cook as the rest.
Hubby had a knob of butter in his potato, and everything on the side, whereas I had my veg on the side and the mix in my potato, so no need for butter.

It was really tasty, went down very well, and even better, NO repercussions for Hubby.
As regards a healthy option and ignoring Hubby’s butter, this should class as a syn free meal as the bacon was lean with all visible fat cut off and the rest is veg. The peas and carrots were easily in line with speed food occupying a third of your plate.


About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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13 Responses to Lunch today, 20th December

  1. YUM! You ought to write a cook book with your wonderful ideas for staying ‘syn’ free! ☺

  2. willowdot21 says:

    That sounds very tasty 💜

  3. murisopsis says:

    You got me with the mee-cro-wavy! hehehe! Seriously though the meal looks very delicious!

  4. Carol anne says:

    Oh this sounds delicious Di! I love concocting new recipes with baked potatos!

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