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My Sneaky Chef book is apparently being held hostage by the people who own our old house. And, since I’m still trying to get the horror of the Fat Free cream cheese macaroni and cheese off my tongue, I’m taking a break from the sneaky thing.
I have made a couple new recipes this week and I thought maybe I’d try out the Did They Eat It? format I used to do as a side blog at my own personal site, over here. A few people have emailed saying they miss the feature and I enjoyed doing it but let it fall to the side with other projects.
The thing I like about the Did They Eat It? format for the Work It Mom audience is that I do not cook gourmet food for my family. These are recipes you can make with 15 to 20 minutes of prep and just about as long for cooking. I, probably like you, don’t have the time for much else. Probably unlike you I am also exceedingly lazy and not really a very good cook. Reasonably quick, simple and easy is about as good as the cooking gets around here.
With that I bring you “Bacon Rice Bowl“……Did They Eat It?
I know a lot of people don’t like Rachel Ray, I’m not sure I get it. Probably my only issue is that she’s pretty much everywhere but until her friendly face shows up on my box of tampons I say go for it! Love that money!
This recipe includes Canadian bacon, there’s a lot to love about Canada and their bacon is right up there. It also included basmati rice, which as I mentioned, is over my head because I know how to cook brown or white minute rice. I never made it before and managed to burn it to the bottom of my pan. A quick batch of brown rice in the microwave saved dinner, to the dismay of my children.
I decided on this recipe because my whole family loves Canada and bacon, they also all agree cucumbers and grape tomatoes are delicious. However, I pressed my luck by introducing lentils into my family’s diet. Look at the ingredients though, not a single puree or fat free product in sight, but still…..very little fat. Mind blowing!
The tomatoes looked like candy while they cooked, I showed the kids thinking they’d get pumped up!
Finally we ended up with this.
Did they eat it?
Logan: These lentils are scaring me, plus I don’t believe you didn’t shove something weird in here and hide the evidence. However, I also know you’re going to write about my reaction and blame me for our kid’s picky eating habits. So….”I LOVE THIS!”
Madison: Sometimes I say I like things but I hate the sauce. So I lick all the sauce off of each individual item in my bowl and eat the things I like. Memo To Madison: YOU ARE STILL EATING THE SAUCE (a little lemon juice) IF YOU LICK IT OFF!!!!! She picked at it but made a valiant effort to appear as though she was eating it.
Max: I like everything in this bowl, except sometimes I’m particular about tomatoes. I can’t see the lentils and I haven’t even mentioned that they’re in here. And yet I am going to moan through three bites of this dinner and decide I’m not eating it.
Melissa: I liked this dish. It was the first time I ate lentils and I liked their flavor. I felt like there was a touch too much lemon juice and I used half what the recipe called for. Still it was quick and easy and aside from burning the basmati rice pretty fool proof.
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