We started the week with a risotto. I adapted the BBC's easy risotto recipe (adapted as I didn't have any parmesan or onions) and used a pack of Morrisons The Best lightly oak smoked sweetcure rind less back bacon and despite the rice not being quite tender enough everyone ate it quite happily, as there was bacon.
I thought the Risotto would be the best meal to give the recipe for but then Daddy made a Bacon and Cheese burger for our lunch using Morrisons The Best lightly oak smoked sweetcure rindless back bacon again. Daddy had cheddar and Ketchup in his and I had Brie and Dr Pepper BBQ Sauce in mine.
|I apologise that the picture is blurry but Daddy isn't used to my camera|
Daddy had read the original recipe on the BBC and it had made his mouth water, but he thought he could make it better and so he made a few adaptations to create his own version which is fast becoming our Saturday night treat. So here for your tastebuds amusement is how Daddy made it.
The A Mothers Ramblings Sticky Apple Bacon and Sausage Roast for Two
2 Rashers The Best Applewood Smoked Dry Cured Back Bacon cut in half (lengthways so you have four long strips)
6 Pork Sausages (Ours were Gluten free from the Co-op)
2 Red skinned Apples (washed cored and cut into wedges)
1/2 an onion finely diced (we have frozen chopped onion in our freezer)
2 tbsp Honey (we used Rowse Acacia Honey as we had a squeezy bottle)
Daddy started by putting the oven on to heat up with a tablespoon of oil in the roasting pan.
Taking the sausages he cut them in half and then wrapped four of the halves in the bacon slices before securing them in place with a toothpick and adding them to the roasting pan. He then left the Sausages to roast for twenty minutes at gas mark 9 whilst he prepared the apples and the glaze.
To make the glaze he took the honey and mustard and mixed it together making a runny spicy mixture. He half drizzled/ half spooned this mixture over everything when he added the onions to the pan and gave everything a jiggle to get the coating all over before adding the apples and returning it to the oven at gas mark 7 for an additional fifteen minutes.
Despite having a world surplus of potatoes Daddy decided to make Smash potato and added a teaspoon of both our dry herb mixes of Tzatziki and Patatas Bravas before adding the water. It actually tasted really nice together so maybe there will be some more Greek/Spanish hybrids added to our meals in the future. When everything was plated he drizzled the honey mustard glaze from the bottom of the roasting tin over the sausage mixture on the plate and served.
We were sent the Bacon and a voucher for Morrisons which we are going to spend on more Bacon or possibly Cakes.