One of the absolute pleasures in my life is cooking.
And when one of my kids ALWAYS wants to help me cook, it combines TWO of my favourite things – cooking & spending one-on-one time with my kids.
That’s exactly what happened on Friday night when we were in a rush to make dinner.
I had lined up some grass fed steaks to barbeque (salt, pepper & grass fed butter is how I dressed them), but we needed a side to go with it.
I had run my #TorontoHardstyleKettlebellClub and got a good session for myself in so it was a training day and I was ravenous…time for some Protein & Carbs.
Steak & Potatoes would be the perfect post-workout meal, said I.
Earlier in the day, Rozanne made some bacon for the kids and left the drippings in a mason jar on the stove (we get our bacon from an organic farmer that raises his pigs in a pasture so the fat is legit).
While all of this was going on, Joey (my 10 year old) was watching curiously and when she knew daddy had an idea, she skipped into the kitchen and automatically started chopping the potatoes that we get from our weekly organic crop share.
I looked in the fridge and found some baby kale and swiss chard (also from our crop share) and Joey and I went to work…
Bacon Infused Potatoes & Greens
10 small potatoes (or 3 large potatoes) chopped
1 bunch baby kale
1 bunch swiss chard, chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
3 tbsp bacon grease
salt & pepper
1. Pour the bacon grease into a cast iron skillet and add garlic.
2. Sautee garlic until fragrant then add potatoes.
3. Sautee potatoes coating the potatoes with the bacon grease then cover and let cook for 5 mins.
4. Rinse your greens then add to the potatoes and cover the pan to let the greens wilt, approx 3-5 mins.
5. Once the greens have wilted, fold them in with the potatoes and mix everything together.
6. Add salt & pepper to taste
Plate & serve.
****If you’re making this dish on your non-training day, omit the potatoes and I’m sure it’d be just as good “Paleo” style.
As Joey and I were cooking this up she looked up at me and asked, “Daddy, where did you get this recipe from? It looks like it’s going to be delicious.”
“i just came up with it as we were going along, Jo”, I replied.
“Dad, when I get bigger I want to cook stuff off the top of my head just like you because it ALWAYS tastes good”.
And at that point I melted like the grass-fed butter that I put on the steak.
Love that kid.
Have a great Sunday,
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