We went to InConjunction to sell books the first week in July and we didn’t take food. There was SUPPOSED to be a wonderful, inexpensive restaurant next door, but it had closed permanently during Covid, which we didn’t know until we got there. *weeps*
That turned out to be a food-expensive weekend.
This past weekend, we went to Imaginarium, in Louisville, Kentucky, and we took food.
Sriracha Brown Sugar Bacon
Cut bacon slices into quarters. Mix equal quantities of packed brown sugar and sriracha sauce. Squish the bacon around in the sauce until all the pieces are lightly coated. Spread pieces on a rack over a tray and roast for about 15 minutes at 375F (about 191C). Take any done pieces out onto a rack, turn the other pieces over, and roast for another 3-5 minutes. Serve warm or cold.
Toss potatoes in olive oil and seasoning (I use Jane’s Crazy Mixed-Up Salt). Grill at 450F (about 232C) for about 30 minutes, turning after 15. These are whole or halved little red potatoes and sweet potatoes sliced thickly.
Date Almond Bites
Mix chopped dates (if the dates are dried, soak them in hot water until they’re soft), chopped almonds, and solid coconut oil. Form them into balls and roll them in sugar, cinnamon, and cardamom.
Oat Honey Pecan Orange Cocoa Bites
Mix 1-minute oatmeal, chopped pecans, honey, cocoa powder, and orange juice. Let sit until the oats have absorbed the liquid. Form into balls and roll in powdered sugar.
I didn’t put quantities for the sweeties, because I just made them up as I went along. Make ’em however sounds good to you.
Others made other things, but these were my contributions.
A WRITING PROMPT FROM ME TO YOU: Write about culinary ingenuity.