Grandpa's Favorite Recipes

Cast Iron Maple Bacon Frittata

Ingredients:

  • 16 OZ frozen shredded potatoes
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 8-10 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 lb Maple Bacon Cheddar Cheese

Directions:

  • In cast iron skillet, heat 3 Tbsp of oil. Add 16 oz shredded potatoes. Add chopped onion, and mix well. Flip potatoes once after they brown.
  • Scramble 8-10 eggs with 1 cup milk, pour over potatoes and add ½ lb grated MAPLE BACON CHEESE.
  • Cook 25—30 minutes until puffy and not watery. If desired add a layer or cooked crumbled bacon or sausage to your frittata.
  • Variation: Cook in a crock pot with pre-fried hash browns on high. Add spinach or your favorite vegetables.
Cast Iron Maple Bacon Frittata

Homemade Mac and Cheese with Bacon

Ingredients:

  • 7 cups uncooked elbow or shells macaroni
  • 1 lb Grandpa's bacon strips, chopped
  • 3 cups 2% milk
  • 1/2 lb Canadian cheddar from Grandpa's
  • 2 cups shredded Colby jack cheese from Grandpa's
  • 2 cups shredded Ohio cheddar cheese from Grandpa's
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper

Directions:

  • Cook macaroni according to package directions.
  • Meanwhile, in a Dutch oven, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp. Using a slotted spoon, remove to paper towels; drain, reserving 1 tablespoon drippings. Add milk and cheeses to pan; cook and stir until blended. Stir in the onion powder, chili powder, salt, pepper.
  • Drain macaroni; add to pan with the onions and cooked bacon. Mix well.
  • Transfer to a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Cover and bake at 350° for 30 minutes. Uncover; bake 10-15 minutes longer or until heated through. Yield: 16 servings (3/4 cup each).
Homemade Mac and Cheese with Bacon