A brown sugar candied bacon sort of morning

Easy lunch box ideas for kids

Because I really wanted to spend pretty much the entire weekend in bed feeling like blech.

And to wake up this morning feeling like I probably shouldn’t.

And for Parker to wake up roughly 45 minutes earlier than normal.

Sometimes I don’t mind him waking up a bit early. Make the morning rush a little less rushed. But today certainly is the sort of day when I’d have preferred a bit more sleep.

Either way, the combination of feeling lousy and having extra time made it a perfect morning to make one of Parker’s new favorites — brown sugar candied bacon. It is so easy and so hands-off.

All I do is set a wire rack over a rimmed baking sheet (line the baking sheet with foil for easy cleanup). I spritz the rack with cooking spray, then arrange slices of bacon in a single layer on that. Sprinkle the bacon with brown sugar, then bake for 15 or so minutes, or until the bacon is crisped and caramelized.

So that’s where I started for today’s lunch — a couple hunks of candied bacon. Add to that a cream cheese sandwich on whole-wheat chocolate chip pancakes (because it was easy), and a quad container of nibbles — blueberries, snap pea crisps, apple slices and some cucumber slices.

Good enough.

I know I promised my super roasted broccoli recipe that turned Parker into a broccoli lover… But the energy is low today. I promise tomorrow!

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7 Responses to “A brown sugar candied bacon sort of morning”

  1. Daniela says:

    What is this lovely glass container you keep using??? looks like a good size!

    • J.M Hirsch says:

      Isn’t that awesome?! I got it at Target. Lid clamps on great. No fear about putting liquids in it.

  2. Diane Carreiro says:

    feel better!!!! there are so many different germies going around!!!! xtra Vit.C!!!!

  3. Rachel says:

    Just have to drop you a note and tell you how much I appreciate your creativity in putting together lunches…I am pregnant, and for the past two weeks, every time I look at your blog, I end up going out (or, more accurately, sending my husband out) to buy whatever ingredients/food I am lacking. Candied bacon and snap pea crisps for dinner tonight!

    • J.M Hirsch says:

      Ha! Congratulations! And thanks so much! Tell your husband to grab some potatoes and short ribs — that’s today’s menu!

  4. Jessica says:

    Ok. Seriously? I don’t even *like* bacon and I’m sitting here (AT WORK mind you) in a brown sugar bacon daydream. Wow.