Wednesday, 28 March 2012

Spicey Long Beans with bacon!


The world is going pig-crazy.

Last Friday, I heard that Jack in the Box was offering a very limited number of bacon milkshakes as a secret menu item. Did anyone get a chance to try one? I almost dropped everything to go search for one, but then I remembered my sanity. Now I’m lying deep in the trenches of regret. I could of had just a little to taste!!

It is made with real vanilla ice cream, bacon flavored syrup , whipped topping and a maraschino cherry..............WOW! It’s also 773 calories for a 16 oz. and 1081 calories for the 24 oz. (Double WOW!!!)

* My favorite Youtube:

Doggy doesn't get his bacon

  How to cook Chinese long beans

Spicy Long Beans  with bacon, bacon, bacon!! My offering today!

1 lb long beans
6 slices bacon
1 T.  canola oil
2 cloves garlic, thinly sliced or minced
1 shallot, sliced
1 T.  fresh ginger, minced (optional)
1 tsp. fermented black bean paste
2 T. water
1 tsp chili garlic sauce
2 T. roasted cashews
juice from 1/2 lime

Trim the ends off the long beans and cut into pieces. I cut mine into 5″ lengths. Mince or slice the garlic cloves and thinly slice the shallot. Mince the ginger. Have all the other ingredients ready because this dish cooks fast.
Heat a wok or large skillet, and add the oil. Toss in bacon and fry for about a minute, add in the garlic, shallots and ginger. Quickly stir fry for about 1 minute.
Add the beans to the pan and stir-fry them for 1 minute. Add the black bean paste and the water and cook for 2 minutes. Add in the chili paste, the lime juice and the cashews. Toss to combine and serve.


Yesterday, I took Mountain Man out on our friend, Andrew's, ATV.  We had a blast, cruising through the desert, down to the Verde River, then up to the Tom Thumb trail head. Andrew drove the first part of the journey, but really wanted me to take a spin at the wheel. I loved it!! Thanks Andrew!



  1. ok, about the bacon crap, YUK! its bad enough to have a few strips on a family breakfast morning let alone in a real icecream shake! girls, STAY ON TASK no bacon shakes LMAO!
    Now about the atv riding, YOU LOOK HOT IN THAT THING! better get one for Dustins house lol, I bet he had a blast! meanwhile lucky is chewing up everything, I have called Debbie for backup! she is going to let him visit her for a little while, he has discovered Dug the dog next door and is having a blast playing.
    Love u guys, cant wait for the air pics! wheres Bill on this ride!!! ~stephy

    1. hahaha! I agree on the bacon milk shake! But, wanted to share! Even turkey bacon with ice cream sounds UG! We are having a great time, and yes, I would love to get a ATV! We have thousands of miles of riding, here, and it is street legal. (no trailer)

  2. WOW! The ATVing looks like fun! I think Steph is onto something! Dustin would love to have an ATV! His toy right now is the john deere tractor he bought from uncle bob. :-)

    I am going to make the spicy long beans tomorrow night for TT. He loves bacon bacon bacon!

    Glad to see that Greg is having a great time! Looks nice and hot there.

    1. The beans are delicious, I am certain you will enjoy!


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