Monday, 1 December 2014

Bacon glazed carrots

I am so excited for the December holidays. Beyond excited. The hubby has a mandatory two week holiday (as in the company is closed and no one is permitted to work!), which we will spend together. Working on our house. Which will hopefully have a roof. 

That all means that I'm going to go wild recreating delicious, Christmas-y, New Years-y recipes that can be cooked on a stove top. It is already happening. Like these carrots that were supposed to be baked in the oven, but instead were cooked to perfection on a stove top: 


Easy Christmas recipes: Bacon glazed carrots {Welcome to Mommyhood} #paleo, #easychristmasrecipes, #easyhealthyrecipes

So I feel like labeling this as one of my easy Christmas recipes. Maybe because it's December. Or maybe because I got those fun pine cones for my son's homeschool activities. Naturally, I had to throw them into a photo shoot, right? 


Really though, this dish is perfect the entire year, buuuut I do think that the savory and deep colors of this dish make it Christmas-y, right? Yes. Yep. I'm going with it. It's Christmasy and I'm getting into the holiday spirit! Maybe we'll even put up a small tree in the caravan! 



Easy Christmas recipes: 

Bacon glazed carrots


Easy Christmas recipes: Bacon glazed carrots {Welcome to Mommyhood} #paleo, #easychristmasrecipes, #easyhealthyrecipes

Time


30 minutes

Portions 


2-3 adult portions as a side dish

Ingredients


  • 4 pieces of bacon 
  • 5 large carrots (sliced in rings) 
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon honey 
  • 1/2 tablespoon balsamic vinegar 
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Optional: 1 chili pepper 

Easy Christmas recipes: Bacon glazed carrots {Welcome to Mommyhood} #paleo, #easychristmasrecipes, #easyhealthyrecipesInstructions


  • Cut the bacon into strips
  • Pan fry (no extra oil is necessary) 
  • Once the bacon is crispy, remove it from the pan with a slotted spoon. Leave the oil in the pan. 
  • Add the carrots 
  • Pan fry for 5 minutes 
  • Add the remaining ingredients
  • Bring to a boil
  • After the water has boiled, place on a low heat and cover with a lid
  • Let it cook for 15 minutes 
  • Check on the carrots by pricking with a fork. If they are soft enough for you, remove from heat, add the bacon, and mix together. 
  • If you prefer softer carrots, cook for an additional 5 minutes and then check on them again. 
Easy Christmas recipes: Bacon glazed carrots {Welcome to Mommyhood} #paleo, #easychristmasrecipes, #easyhealthyrecipes








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