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Food For the Soul

 

Food for the mind, soul, and spirit.

I received this in an email last week. I thought it was interesting. Nothing new, mind you. Just a gentle reminder.

1. Dream what you want to dream, go where you want to go, be what you want to be, because you have only one life and one chance to do all the things you want to do.

2.  Always put yourself in the other person’s shoes. If you think or feel that what you want to say or do would hurt you, it would probably hurt the other person too.

3.  A kind and loving word can heal and bless.

4.  The happiest of people do not necessarily have the best of everything they just make the most of everything that comes their way.

5.  The best kind of friend is the kind you can sit on a porch swing with, never say a word and then walk away feeling as if it was the best conversation you have ever had.

6.  Love begins with a smile, grows with a kiss, and often ends with a tear. When you were born, you were crying and everyone around you was smiling.

Live your life so that when you die, you are the one smiling and everyone around you is crying.

Featured Recipe           Corn and Bacon Sauté
I kid you not!

I could eat this dish for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. It is that good!! I could eat this dish for snacks. It is even better than pop corn. 

I love corn. I love corn any way I can eat it. Fresh right off the cob, or frozen or even canned.

On cold gray and dreary winter days, it is like eating a little pieces of yellow sunshine. Sunflakes. Like the poem yesterday. The bright yellow corn brightens up both my plate and my spirits.

Then, of course, in this recipe there is the bacon. Oh my! Bacon can make any food taste better.

This is a wonderful side dish to any meat, but it is especially good with pork chops for some reason.

SERVING SUGGESTION ——-> Just sprinkle a little salt and pepper, and dried oregano on some chops. Then dredge them in some flour. Shake off the excess and sauté in a little oil. Serve with the corn and a salad, and voilà, almost instant dinner.

SERVING SUGGESTION ——-> This could also be a salad if you let the corn cool and then serve it on a bed of lettuce;  or even better yet, served in a scooped out tomato. Very pretty in a red tomato; yes indeedy!

This is what you will need for 4 people:

2 cans of corn (11-14 ounce cans)

8 slices bacon

1 small onion

2-3 tablespoons butter

6 green onions

Salt and pepper to taste

IDEA ——-> For a prettier effect use one can of white corn and one can of yellow. I used a 14 ounce can yellow and an 11 ounce can white.

Here is what you do:

Cut the bacon into a medium dice and cook over medium heat untill crisp.

While the bacon is crisping,  chop the white onion into medium pieces.

Wash the green onions and cut white and green parts into slices. Set these aside for garnish.

Sliced green onions set aside.

When the bacon is nice and crisp, if you have lots and lots of grease in the pan, drain off all but about 2 or 3 tablespoons. Save the grease in the refrigerator for another use. I use Center Cut bacon so I barely had 2 tablespoons grease at all in the pan.

Push the bacon to the side of the pan and add the butter to the bacon grease. Let it melt. This will not take long.

Add the white onion only to the skillet, mix the bacon into the onion and let it cook, stirring occasionally, until the onions begins to brown around the edges.

The aroma of the bacon and onion sautéing together is insanely divine. OK. So I am not that far from insane anyway……but you know what I mean. I hope.

While the onion is sautéing drain the corn.

When the onion is browned add the corn and sauté until heated through. Mix the corn, bacon, and onion very well and make sure the corn is thoroughly coated with the bacon drippings and butter mixture.

When the corn is done check for seasonings. Add salt and pepper as desired.

Put the corn in a serving dish . Garnish with the green onion slices. Serve and enjoy.

Bon appétit!!!

Cost

2 cans of corn           $2.43

8 slices bacon           $1.92

1 small onion            $0.12

2-3 tbsns butter        $0.27 

6 green onions         $0.48

Salt and pepper

Total cost =$5.22
Cost per person =$1.31

Quote of the Day

The best executive is one who has sense enough to pick good people to do what he wants done, and self-restraint enough to keep from meddling with them while they do it.

Theodore Roosevelt

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2 comments to Food For the Soul

  • Roberta, this sounds absolutely divine in it’s simplicity. I can smell the bacon frying and wish I was having some right now! I will be making this soon. Your post was sweet and loving. Just like you 🙂 Thanks for sharing.

    • Roberta

      So glad you like the recipe. I can attest to it’s sweetness and deliciousness. You are most kind and generous with your compliments. Thank you.