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Recipe Week Day 1: Reyna & her Bacon and Cabbage Savage

Monday, June 13, 2011

I'm taking a little Blog-cation this week!  I'll still be around and checking in from time to time... and I PROMISE that I'll be back shortly!  But this Mama needs a rest.  A little time to enjoy the Summer Sun with my favorite ray of Sunshine and her Daddy.  But I didn't want to leave my dear sweet blog all alone!

So... I invited a few friends to Blog-sit for me!  And I wanted to do something different.... So I asked them to share some of their favorite recipes!  You never get a recipe from me because I rarely cook - and it is even more rare if I cook something that actually requires directions!  So, Recipe Week was born!  I hope you enjoy it!

My blog-sitter for Day One is REYNA from Beta Buddies with one of Joe's all time favorite meals! 

Go on over and say HI to her at her blogging home!  She is an amazing D Mama! (And while you're at it, sign up to do the Virtual 5k for JDRF that she and her sis, Tara, have created!) Thanks, Reyna!  I love to see you rockin' a recipe AND your onion goggles on my blog!

PS...  Don't forget to enter my Sugar Bolus this week!!!  Click HERE to enter!


You people haven't seen "Onion Goggles" before?

OK, It is hard to add humor to bacon and cabbage, so I had to show you a pic of me in my onion goggles (thanks Sunshine Grandma).

Last week our visit to to CSA, Bread and Roses Farm, produced a head of what I believe to be Napa cabbage. On my drive home I was trying to figure out dinner and what I could come up with using our newly acquired farm fresh produce. A mental checklist started to materialize:

Bacon - check
Cabbage - check
Onion - check
Garlic - check
Diced Stewed Tomatoes - ohhh I hoped

As luck would have it, the diced stewed tomatoes were a "check".

Ingredients: As above...although, I guess I should add how much and what to do to the ingredients before frying them up, like a pissed off Killer T-Cell hot after our children's insulin producing and secreting beta cells.

Bacon (1/2 a package)- chopped up in like 1 inch pieces
Napa or Asian Cabbage (1/2 head) - chopped thin
Yellow, or what have-you onion (about 1/2 medium bulb) - diced
Garlic (4 cloves) - minced
Diced Stewed Tomatoes - one 15 oz. can

Directions: Cut up bacon into about 1 inch chunks and fry, stirring occasionally.
Once the bacon is cooked and crisp, add in the onion and garlic, fry until the onions soften.

Now add in the can of diced, stewed tomatoes and the chopped cabbage. Cover. Cook on medium until the cabbage becomes limp (like a beta cell defunct pancreas).

Serve in a bowl with hearty bread. This flax bread recipe goes well with this hodgepodge of a goulash.

Joe loved, loved, loved this recipe. He told me that I have the best "imagination" ever to come up with it on the fly. I actually just tweaked my friend Susy's recipe which is essentially the same ingredients, but it uses ground turkey or beef for the meat source.

Nutritional Information: SWAG it baby (thanks Lorraine). I carb counted it at about 6g/cup, which worked well with Joe's current dinner ratio.



  1. Thanks for having me over Hallie. So far your blog has been behaving herself. I'll blog-sit for you anytime. xo

  2. I didn't know Reyna made anything other than Heather's pickle wraps!!! lol

  3. Thanks, Reyna! YUM YUM! LOVE seeing your pretty face on my blog!

  4. Yum that looks so good! I just love cabbage! And Joe seems to have a mature appetite for a young boy. I don't know what I would do if I had really picky children since I like almost everything!

  5. Hooray for Reyna!

    I can't believe I haven't tried this recipe yet! Looks SO SO good! Have a wonderful trip Hallie!

  6. That looks really good! I will have to try it.

    Lora, I'm with you. I thought she only made my pickle wraps too! ;)


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