Maple Glazed Bacon: Cook Once, Eat Twice
There’s nothing easier than prepping a double batch of bacon, here for two delicious salads whose greens balance out the richness of the meat. And nothing tastier than maple-glazed bacon, which I prepare by laying strips on a parchment-lined baking sheet and brushing them with a layer of maple syrup before popping in the oven. Halfway through cooking, I flip them over and brush the other sides with syrup. I promise, once you try bacon made this way, you’ll never make it any other way.
For dinner, a classic Cobb salad: a great solution when the entire family is on a different schedule (soccer games, play dates, after-work meetings), but you still want to put a home-cooked meal on the table. I usually roast a whole chicken to have on hand throughout the week, but if you don’t have time, you can buy a rotisserie chicken at the grocery store.
For lunch the next day, a crunchy Asian-style salad mixes up the flavor for an entirely different main course. This recipe calls for glazing the bacon with honey, five-spice powder, and soy sauce, but I would skip those ingredients since maple-glazed bacon is salty and flavorful enough to work just as well. Pea shoots can be difficult to find but are worth it for their sweet taste. But don’t hesitate to use your favorite salad greens instead.
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