Tomato, Carrot and Onion Couscous…..with Chicken and a Zucchini side dish, accompanied with a Bacon Cheese Biscuit!

ImageIt was the perfect afternoon to make some home-made comfort food!

I took one tomato, four carrots and one large onion, chopped them all and broiled them with extra virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegar for about 10 minutes.  Then they went into a pot with one 28 oz. can of crushed tomatoes, along with some sea salt and pepper, and about two cups of low sodium chicken broth, and allowed it to cook for at least one hour for the flavors to come together.  In the meantime, I took chicken thighs, and broiled them covered in that vegetable mix for approximately half an hour, till the chicken was cooked through completely.  Found a box of couscous, which was placed in a pan and covered with approximately one cup of the vegetable mixture; the couscous cooked rather quickly.    

While the chicken was cooking, I took out two cups of all purpose flour, 1 tablespoon of baking powder, 1/4 cup of chopped unsalted butter, 3/4 cup almond milk, 1 cup of shredded cheddar cheese and about 1/3 cup of parmesan cheese and mixed it well.  Lightly tossed some sea salt on top of the mix and a dash of black pepper and kneaded the mix well together, and then with a rolling pin, rolled it out and decided to make unstructured biscuits and just took pieces of the mixture and stretched it out with my hands. No cookie cutter for this cheesey biscuit!

The best part of this meal? I’ve got left-overs!!!!!!!

 

 

 

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It was a Baconized Meal! From the appetizer…..to the Awesome Blueberry-Bacon Ice Cream!

Yes, went totally overboard!  My guest wanted a dinner with “bacon in it,”…….so it was all about bacon in each and every way possible!

Not that long ago I attended a “chocolate event” and tried potato chips dipped in chocolate…..so I took it one step further and dropped some bacon bits on top of the chocolate and let it set…..talk about a sweet and salty appetizer!  They were delish and swiftly consumed!

 

potato chip with chocolate and bacon
I did make my green and black olive tapenade, which was a great hit, and a cream cheese, pepper and bacon dip, with home made three cheese and bacon biscuits!

Wanting to start with something fresh, the meal began with a light tossed chopped cherry tomatoes and green grapes in a light extra virgin olive oil with fresh lemon juice, pepper and red wine vinegar dressing…..and the salad, of course, had tiny bits of bacon in it as well…..

As an entrée, made a home-made red wine sangria for a turkey breast, which was covered with Maplewood bacon and pineapple slices on top……Delish to the max!

Of course there was a side dish…..a type of casserole with mandolined potatoes, zucchini, squash and onions, sautéed in bacon, of course!

And the potatoes, with bacon and some milk, with parmesan cheese all mixed and then placed back in the oven to bake a little while longer…..

Dessert was totally decadent to the max….I made chocolate bacon cookies and turbo-chocolate with bacon cupcakes, served with Blueberry-Bacon Ice Cream!!!!!

 

 

 

All I can say is….we’re still Alive!