I didn't mind working, but Hubby Tony's been off, and all the kids are only going to be in town for a couple of days. I felt like I wasn't seeing them much, so before I left for work this morning everyone graciously rolled out of bed and we had a big breakfast...eggs, french toast with warm maple syrup, bacon, fruit, and assorted leftover breads and pastries.
I was in charge of the bacon. We all love bacon, so frying it for six people can take a long time, and it leaves a greasy mess all over the stove. Some time ago I discovered Alton Brown's never-fail method for cooking bacon. He bakes it. The "recipe":
Arrange strips of bacon on a sheet pan fitted with a rack and place the pan into a cold oven. Turn the oven to 400° and cook for 12 to 15 minutes, depending on how crispy you like your bacon. Remove and drain on paper towels.It takes my oven a long time to preheat, so I have to cook the bacon an extra five minutes, but I'm rewarded with crisp, perfectly flat strips of porky goodness. The perfect compliment to a meal.