It’s Fathers’ Day here in Canada today. But not in Australia. Which means that when it IS Fathers’ day in Australia (that would be September), where my Dad lives, I ALWAYS forget. So in an attempt to jump the gun and be proactive, today I am posting a dish just for my dad. My dad was definitely not the cook in our family but when I think about Dad in the kitchen, I will always think about bacon and eggs on Sunday nights. Yes, that’s right, before breakfast for dinner was trendy, we in the Michels family were trailblazing that path ourselves.
For whatever reason, I can’t remember for the life of me what everyone else ate on Sunday nights (although baked beans and/ or spaghetti on toast is ringing a bell right now) but I do remember that Dad had bacon and eggs and toast on many a Sunday evening. Today I am combining that dish with pretty much the first dish I remember making all by myself – rice and peas (no judging here, ok? We’ve got carbs and vegetables so it’s not that bad!) – to make bacon and egg fried rice. It’s the perfect dish for a Sunday night (or even Sunday morning!) and it’s easy to customise according to, well, what you have in your fridge on a Sunday night…
I’ll admit that I ate this for breakfast when I made it for this post. It’s actually a pretty great meal whatever the time of day. I mean bacon and eggs with rice and peas? It doesn’t get much better than that, right dad? Happy Fathers’ Day XO