Monday, February 3, 2014

Spinach Salad with Candied Bacon and Rosemary Chicken Lasagna

Why do kids act up when you have guest over?  I think it must have something to do with needing every bit of attention floating around and the room. Perhaps needing to show off any skill and or trick they’ve acquired over their very short life span?  I should have hired a sitter for my own damn dinner party.  Live and learn baby, live and learn.

Speaking of learning, if you’re going to candy bacon for a salad – do not just candy 5 slices.  That would be dumb.  What this leads to is telling your husband and child that they can’t try any, but then you will be sneaking it when nobody’s looking and that leads to all sorts of guilt…ok, not really. 

What you need to do is order a whole pound of bacon and candy the whole flipping package.  This stuff is one of the most addicting things ever and it’s only two ingredients.  Did I mention the vessel for the candied bacon is a spinach salad with fresh blackberry vinaigrette?

Ladies and gents, this makes the bacon null and void!  The calories practically don’t count - actually calories don’t even have thumbs so there’s no way they can perform complicated mathematical body fat equations that end up on your hips and ass.

You’re welcome.

Speaking of Lasagna (I was talking to the voices in my head), I made a pretty damn good one for my dinner party.  Let me preface this Lasagna with saying it’s got a weeeeeee bit of prep involved.  If you have children you need to tell your significant other or quite possibly a super cool neighbor that they’ll need to keep your kids in check.  You could also lock them in a basement - but I live in California and we don’t have those here.

I hear this Lasagna was the most pinned recipe of 2013, it’s pretty gorgeous – and it does taste nice.  I think I would leave the mushrooms out next time though.  I would have preferred some chopped broccoli and more spinach - DO NOT SKIP the Lemon Zest, wow did that ever come through.  It was awesome.

Basically what I’m trying to say here is candied bacon is good, lasagna too, and kids should be kept in the basement.

Wait, that’s wrong, how cruel of me.  What I was trying to say is, candied bacon is AWESOME, lasagna is too, and kids should be kept in the basement...during dinner parties.

Here's what we served in case you'd like to copycat!

Marinated Olives (from a jar!!!) 
Triple Chocolate Brownies with Vanilla Ice Cream (store bought)
Pebble Bay Sauvignon Blanc (Available at Fresh and Easy stores)


Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Mmmhhh, what a wonderful combination of flavors. Your lasagne must taste amazing.



scrambledhenfruit said...

I think I will take your advice about the bacon- it sounds like something I wouldn't want to share either. Love your menu! :)

flavia galasso said...

I am sure this lasagna was great! Next time you can try to made your own handmade lasagna and ask kids to help you ...ahahahahah, ciao Flavia

Heather {The Lovely Cupboard} said...

Ummm, candied bacon? Why, why did I see this??

Pam said...

What a fantastic meal! Love the vase of flowers too - it looks pretty and rustic.

My daughter will brush my hair for hours to get to stay up later. Love it!

Velva said...

Your post made me smile. I can imagine what candied bacon would taste like- simply divine. No doubt the lasagna rocked too!

Rosemary Wolbert said...

Your dinner party sounds perfect. Kids in the basement or no. What a great menu! Will copycat.

Danelle M said...

You had me at candied bacon! :) The whole menu looks fabulous.

GratefulPrayerThankfulHeart said...

Oh, wow, it all looks so delicious and beautiful! Love your table presentation. Very Nice!

Pam said...

I didn't really pay attention to anything after candied bacon.

Stephanie Johnson said...

Holy crap. Amazing... Newest followers here!

plasterer bristol said...

Wow never heard of this before sounds delicious, thanks for sharing this recipe.