Cheesy Cheeseless Scrambled Eggs w/Burst Cherry Tomatoes + Garlic Roasted Bacon

Let me start by saying that I NEVER cook breakfast. My fiancé is way better at making breakfast foods than I am so I usually just let him handle that. But when I found these two recipes in Chrissy Teigen’s Cravings cookbook, I figured that I would give it a shot. Our typical breakfast meal is eggs and bacon anyway so I can’t mess it up too bad, right?

Let me just say, I would’ve never thought to add cherry tomatoes to my breakfast but they added such a burst of flavor. I love tomatoes anyway, but they are really amazing when they are warm/hot. This particular recipe uses a lot of eggs (twelve, to be exact). For my fiancé and me, it was way more than we actually needed. Now I have an extra plate of eggs in my fridge (which means I’ll probably have breakfast for dinner tonight). This cookbook is seriously amazing. I have not made one dish from this book that I didn’t absolutely love. Also, Chrissy’s commentary is hilarious and spot on.

Spaghetti Carbonara

A few days ago I tried making Spaghetti Carbonara. It turned out… “Ok”.

I decided to post this recipe because it really is a good & easy recipe but also because I kind of messed up. Why would I post a recipe that I messed up on? Because most people mess up from time to time and I want anyone who does this recipe to not make the same mistakes that I did.

So the only issues I had with this recipe had to do with BACON.

First of all, the recipe says to “dice” the bacon and I didn’t even know what that meant so I had to google it. As I’m watching a video on dicing bacon and preparing to follow along, the guy in the video says its best to do this while the bacon is frozen. And… My bacon was not frozen. It was too hard to follow the video with my bacon already thaw so I used scissors to cut the bacon up because I’m resourceful. AND uncooked bacon smells just as good as cooked bacon so I was really hungry at this point.

My next screw up came with putting the bacon in the pan. So I didn’t put all the bacon in at the same time. Looking back, I should’ve put it all in at the same but of course hindsight is always 20/20. So some of my bacon got burnt while the other bacon was browning. But it was too late to turn back and I didn’t want to waste anymore bacon, so I proceeded with the recipe (burnt bacon and all).

It wasn’t the worst mishap that could’ve happened but it kind of bummed me out. The food still turned out pretty though. And if you were lucky enough not to get a burnt piece of bacon on your plate, it tasted good too.

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