Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Veggies....Bacon....I have room for it all




I ate almost a whole head of cauliflower the other night, and surprisingly enough, my stomach didn't explode. I honestly love vegetables, I grill them in the summertime, and roast them in the winter months, I'll make a big batch of something and have it as a side dish for a couple of days. I think I've perfected the roasting of cauliflower technique, I usually cut it into large segments, but this time I broke it down into small bite sized pieces, tossed them in olive oil, ground pepper, and kosher salt, then roasted them on a cookie sheet. They were done before the rest of the meal, so I started picking at them like popcorn while gabbing on the phone with my sister. I ate half the tray before Mike took them away and put them back in the oven. Didn't matter, I just reached into the hot oven to eat them. By the time we ate, Mike only got a large spoonful, the rest were in my belly.

I'm bummed that football season is coming to an end. I love Football Sunday afternoons, either kicking back and watching the game, or just the sound of it in the background while cooking a stew or chili, or playing with the kids. Not sure what we're doing for the Superbowl this year, but I already know what snack I'm making, and I think it's mandatory that you eat some kind of meat that day, so my choice is bacon. I don't know what you call these little slices of bread, covered with a mix of bacon, cheese, and olives. My neighbor made them a few summers ago for our block party, and every time I make them, they are gone in ten minutes.


For lack of a better word, here is the recipe for Bacon Bread (yes, it's a splurge):
One baguette, sliced into circles (about 30 slices)
5 oz shredded swiss cheese
large can of black olives, chopped
1 cup of light mayo
1 medium onion, minced
3/4 pound of bacon, cooked, then chopped into chunks
mix all ingredients, scoop spoonfuls onto the bread slices, bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes.
Eat one now because you won't get one later.

30 comments:

Tara said...

Mmmm....I'm not much for cauliflower, but those look really good. I've never baked them in the oven. I'll have to try that.

I'm sad football season is almost over too! I love sitting around on Sundays (especially when it's cold and snowy out) and watching a great football game with a beer and some good chili!

Tara said...

Who are you rooting for in the superbowl?? I have a feeling that Peyton is going to stomp all over New Orleans, so I think I'm just going to root for the Colts.

The Girl Next Door Grows Up said...

Did you say Bacon Bread? My husband will be thanking you for this recipe! He is a bacon junkie.

Wow!!!

kristen said...

I's so trying roasted cauliflower. I love my veggies too. Grilled in the summer, roasted in the winter. Yes!

New Orleans ALL THE WAY!!

Katie said...

Um wow, bacon bread sounds amazing. You are making me regret the fact that I recently gave up pork! My fiance would definitely approve of this recipe :)

I love football Sundays too. There is something relaxing about it!

Amanda - RunToTheFinish said...

ohh I will try that cauliflower...I have a big thing of broccoli..can I roast it up the same way? I've always just eaten raw or steamed.

Staci Dombroski said...

I love veggies :-)

yonca said...

I'm not a big fun of bacon. But bacon bread sounds good. I love roasted cauliflower.Those look really YUMMY!

MP said...

The visual of you and the cauliflower is too funny!

Tricia said...

Roasted veggies are my fav!

Mae said...

Haha, I go out to look at your post and the very first line is about the cauliflower! I don't know why more people don't binge on the stuff, honestly. I know it's one of my very favorites!

Oh and Bacon Bread? Sounds like heaven!

I Wonder Wye said...

BIG fan of roasted veggies.....and it's so easy. Cauliflower - I even love the queer name. That bacon bread is a find, thanks......

ajh said...

That cauliflower looks yummy. I have to try it.

Susan Fobes said...

Anything with bacon is good!

JenLo said...

I've loved the other recipes I've tried, so next up is the cauliflower.

PS--I posted a link to you on my blog--for the giveaway. I got them today and LOVED them!!

Tammy said...

I am your newest follower...came over from MBC. That cauliflower recipe looks great! I am going to have to try that...yum! I put one on my Buh-bye pounds post a few weeks back. Have a great day!

mudmama said...

The cauliflower does sound amazing! The bacon bread sounds yummy too- even though I am a semi vegetarian and would probably do something nerdy like put morningstar fake bacon on it :)

Texan Mama @ Who Put Me In Charge said...

Just stopping by from SITS! Hope your daughter has a WARM day while it's COLD outside!

RunMom said...

Hey Molly! Followed you over here from your comment on my blog and it's soooo weird b/c I swear I just made the same cauliflower dish the other day. I could walk over to my fridge and take a picture of the leftovers for proof if neccessary. Only thing I did different was some parm on top (but I think it would have been better without). The bacon bread sounds very yummy and highly dangerous (a weapon of a** destruction) for carb addicts like myself. Of course I'm still gonna give it a go :-)

Momma Such said...

I'll have to try the cauliflower! You always have the best recipes! I would love to eat at your house one night! :)

Sophia's Mom said...

Bacon Bread?! Kill me now before I eat myself into a coma if I ever decide to use that recipe!

However, I am not big on veggies but your cauliflower technique has intrigued me...

www.thewannabewahm.com

Brad said...

Thanks Molly for displaying the Featured on Eatnlisten.com badge!

Flory said...

Looks yummy! I enjoy vegetables as well, usually raw though. Thanks for the recipe.

I'm bummed about football season too - can't wait for the Super Bowl. :)

Mama said...

OMG, I'm so glad I'm not the only one who can eat a whole head of cauliflower! I love that stuff roasted! I even have a cheater's way to make it - cut it small, microwave it for 5 minutes and then stick it in the oven (or toaster oven). It tastes just as good but cooks a whole lot faster. My four year old and I fight over who gets it for dinner.

MCM Mama

a pina colada said...

Happy Sits Saturday share fest! These look supper yummy. I totally need to try this recipe! Hope your run went well in the freezing cold.

WhisperingWriter said...

Bacon bread??! YUM. I love bacon.

Happy SITS Saturday Sharefest!

tanya said...

I don't eat much bacon but that actually looks very delicious. Loving your blog posts.

Debbie's L'Bri said...

I saw the bean recipe from today. I don't really like beans and so I was looking at your list. I like cauliflower so I think I might try this...

http://debbiellbriskincare.blogspot.com/
MBC

spyder jackets said...

mmmm..that looks yummy. I am also a vegetable lover, I always look for recipes online. :)

JenniferLeah said...

that bread sounds delish~and an easy app for parties/bbq's/saturday noshing!