It’s FAT TUESDAY and I for one am planning on indulging…for tomorrow brings on a more than a month of deprivation. For years I had the habit of NOT giving up any food that I particularly loved but rather DOING something(s) good for others. Now I’m back to giving up sweets because, well for my own health and well-being and vanity the mirror and my jeans are yelling at me to say no to chocolate, ice cream, cookies and maybe almost everything white. OK, so for selfish reasons I will deprive myself with an eye to a slimmer me by Easter Sunday.
BUT today is a very different story…tonight I’ve been invited to be a guest at the Annual Tasting Event sponsored by C-CAP-Careers through Culinary Arts Program. WOW!! New York’s Top Chefs will be gathered at Pier 60 tonight offering up tasty tidbits so tonight I feast and tomorrow I fast!
Here’s a tasty tidbit you can make yourself and feel like a million bucks.
1 lb thick cut bacon
1/4 cup maple syrup
1/2 cup brown sugar
coarse ground black pepper
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and top with a roasting rack. Spray the rack with a non-stick spray. Place the bacon in strips on the rack. Brush the bacon with the maple syrup. Sprinkle brown sugar over bacon and then grind some black pepper.
Bake in oven till sugar begins to melt, about 15-17 minutes. Let cool 5 minutes.