Finally following through (and eating bacon onion marmalade)

Burger w/ Bacon Onion Marmalade

Burger w/ Bacon Onion Marmalade

A lot of my life revolves around food. I’m married to a chef, I work in the industry, I write a food blog and, of course, I read a lot of food magazines and blogs. Years ago, when I was just discovering the rather overwhelming world of blogs, I followed only the big names ones like Pioneer Woman and Smitten Kitchen.

But in 2011 when I joined WordPress, I found so many more blogs, and bloggers, who I grew to adore — I love seeing into their corner of the world, reading about their lives and vicariously enjoying their kitchen adventures. More often than not, these visual journeys into their kitchens have led me to discover new recipes. And many of these recipes are ones I swear to myself I’m going to make some day.

And yet, on days when I feel like making something new, I always forget all about those recipes — out of sight, out of mind. And so I end up grabbing the latest issue of Bon Appetit or Food & Wine for inspiration instead.

This year, I’ve decided to put my money where my mouth is and finally make some of those “some day” dishes. Each month I’m planning to make a recipe from a blog that I follow and to showcase it here on Attempts in Domesticity.

The first recipe I chose was a simple but astoundingly good one — bacon onion marmalade, brought to you by Skinny Girls & Mayonnaise. It calls for only a handful of ingredients which come together to make magic in just under 20 minutes. And even though Sean of SG&M calls it the “ultimate summer condiment” it tasted pretty damn good in January. Hey, we aren’t all enjoying the endless summer that he’s been boasting about from his home in California.

Regardless of whether you’re grilling outside or enjoying a skillet seared burger indoors, this marmalade is a great accompaniment. The onions are sweet, the bacon is smokey and there’s plenty of vinegar and hot sauce to bring it all together. What else could you want?

Caramelized yellow onion slices, cooked in bacon fat until tender and sweet.

Caramelized yellow onion slices, cooked in bacon fat until tender and sweet.

Add in roughly chopped crispy bacon.

Add in roughly chopped crispy bacon.

Bacon Onion Marmalade

Bacon Onion Marmalade

Bacon Onion Marmalade

Burger w/ Bacon Onion Marmalade

Burger w/ Bacon Onion Marmalade

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7 thoughts on “Finally following through (and eating bacon onion marmalade)

  1. Appropriate that I would be the first to reply. πŸ™‚ Looks like you did me proud, young lady. I would just add that in the time since I originally wrote the post and now, I have discovered that Frank’s Red Hot sauce makes it a whole world of goodness better than even the venerable Tabasco β€” especially when paired on a burger with blue cheese, evoking Buffalo wing memories. Sorry I didn’t tell you sooner. How was I to know that you were actually going to follow through??

    • Oh! Franks Red Hot. Good call! Well it gives me an excuse to make it again. =) And I know! I’m surprised I managed to follow through too, albeit at the second to last day on the month. But I realized if I had a penny for every one of my “Gotta make that” comments, I’d be retiring right about now. (if only…)

  2. Pingback: Keeping my word would be easier if it was February 31st | Attempts in Domesticity

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