More To Life Than Bacon – Switchel


This simple recipe dates back to at least colonial times. It is taken to those working in the fields on a hot summer day. The sugar/molasses give an energy boost and the vinegar keeps the sweetness from becoming cloying. The ginger is reputed to prevent a shock to the system that would otherwise occur when drinking a lot of cold water when one is oveheated. I used make up a jug of this (with honey instead of molasses) to take with me when working in the hayfields.

Amish Hay-Time Switchel

 2 cups sugar
 1 cup molasses
 1/4 cup vinegar
 1 teaspoon ground ginger
 1 gallon water

 Heat ingredients in 1 quart of water until dissolved.
 Add remaining water, chill and serve.

h/t WandaBrunstetter

Bacon Pie

 12 slices of bacon
 1 cup shredded Swiss cheese
 1/3 cup chopped onion
 2 cups milk
 4 eggs
 1 cup baking mix, like Bisquick
 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper

 Heat oven to 400°.
 Grease a 10-inch glass pie plate.
 Put bacon in large skillet over medium-high heat,
  turning occasionally until evenly browned, about 10 minutes.
  Pat dry on paper towels and crumble the bacon.
 Sprinkle bacon, cheese & onion into pie plate
 In medium bowl, combine milk, eggs, baking mix & pepper; stir with fork until blended.
 Pour mix into pie.
 Bake 35-40 minutes or until knife inserted in center comes out clean.

h/t Allrecipes

3 Replies to “More To Life Than Bacon – Switchel”

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