Sometimes life is just a blur, or at least it feels like that. I cannot believe the first week of January is already over and we are going into the next and then half way through! I think I talk about this too much, but as a mother, you really have a different sense of time. The sense is that it passes too quickly. I have no idea where the weekend went, or the last six months.
I got offered a new job in my agency, which is thrilling! It is going to be more work and commitment, but I need it. I need to busyness and the challenge to keep my practice fine tuned and keep improving. So, between new job, leading a parent group and school, I have got a very busy three months. But I think it is going to be really great! Sometimes when it rains, it pours, and those rain drops are filled with abundance. Of course though, I am not doing any of that work at the moment. Nope. I am wasting copious amounts of time blogging about food and watching The Hundred Foot Journey, which is all about food. De.Lish. Sigh, I love food. I love everything about it. And apparently so do my hips, which are carrying around some holiday curves. Back to some cleaner eating and hitting the gym harder. I’ve got to keep up with the high gear I’ve been kicked into.
This dish is a favourite. I make it at least once a week as a go-to veggie side. The key to this dish is the cast iron skillet. There is something about the heat and how it chars the broccoli. There are only three ingredients and it is super simple and easy for anyone needing something quick.
Broccoli Bacon Skillet
2 heads of broccoli, chopped into florets and stalks cut
5 strips of bacon, diced into 1 inch slices
1/2 red onion, sliced
- Heat the skillet on medium heat. Put the bacon in the skillet.
- Let the bacon cook for 2-3 minutes, allowing the fat to coat the skillet.
- Add the onions, cooking for 2 minutes. Stir a couple of times
- Add the broccoli and stir to coat it with the onions and bacon.
- Allow the broccoli to blacken in the skillet for 10-15 minutes, stirring every 3-4 minutes.
- When the broccoli is to your liking, I like mine a little charred, take it off the heat and serve right away.
- As my son would say, NOMMY NOMMY NOMMY. This is the only way he will eat broccoli.