Here's the thing, it's hotter than hades at my house and I refuse, absolutely refuse to turn on the air conditioner.  Yes, I'm cheap.  My electric bill without my air condition is twice as high as last year.  I've asked for the power company to come out and figure this out or explain it to me.  So far, have not seen hide nor hare of them.  In order not to heat my house up to maximum temperature, all cooking is currently being done on the BBQ or in the early, early mornings.  Really it's going into the second week of October and it was 94 degrees F today. I'm mean, come on, enough is enough.  I want to start wearing pants, long sleeve shirts and shoes. Really I just want to start wearing clothes again.  For the last couple of months the only thing on my bed is a bottom sheet and me.  
The thing I miss the most though is baking.  I have not had the chance to bake and there are so many things that I want to try out.  I have a no yeast gluten free bread recipe that I think might work, and apple cider donuts (gluten free) and cinnamon rolls and and and........this heat needs to stop.
Cooking however must go on even if only on the bbq.  This recipe can be made on the bbq using a bbq mat (which is what I've done) or on the stove top.  I do it both ways.
You can also make this vegetarian by omitting the bacon.  Make this heartier by adding broccoli or asparagus.  Hope you enjoy.
Like a dodo, I forgot to take pictures when I made today's potato dish but I want to show the mat. When I cook it on the bbq, I cook the bacon at the same time. The above recipe is the same but I used orange bellpepper and maple smoked thick sliced bacon.
Serves 4-6


1 sm bag Mini Yukon Gold Potatoes
1 Bell Pepper either red or orange
1/4-1/2 cup Red Onion (depending on your taste)
5 Baby Bell Mushrooms, sliced again you can use more
1/2 an Apple
1 tsp minced Garlic
2 TBSP Butter
4 Slices Thick Pepper Bacon
Salt and Pepper to taste

Cooking On the Stove Top:

Cook bacon until crisp, remove to a side plate
Remove all but 1 TBSP approx. of bacon grease
Chunk up the potatoes and add along with 1 TBSP butter to fry pan
Add garlic
Cook on Medium low until browned but not done
Add onions and cook
Add Bell Pepper
Add the last TBSP Butter
I cook the Apple in a separate pan, heat 1 tsp of the bacon fat in medium high, add the apple when got and quickly brown.  Done.
Cook your potatoes on the medium low so that the brown but cook all the way through.  You know they are are done when they can easily be pierced by a fork.
Salt and Pepper to taste

On the BBQ Mat:

Chunk up your potato, onion and bell pepper and add the garlic
Heat the BBQ on low (Approx 250-300 degrees F or 120-150 C)
Lay out the mat
Add a table spoon of soft butter to the potato mixture and place in the middle of the mat (as seen above)
Lay the bacon slices on either side
Some of the grease will go towards the potatoes and some will drip off
Add the mushrooms when the potato mixture is almost done (mushrooms cook fast)
Using a slotted spoon remove to a bowl
Add the apple onto the mat and cook quickly
Remove with a slotted spoon and add to bowl
Salt and pepper to taste

Baby Bell mushrooms, I like the nutty flavor of these better then standard mushrooms.
I hope you enjoyed this recipe.  If you did, leave a comment below.  I also have a YouTube channel where I feature many of my recipes.  If you would like to check it out, click on this link:  Bristlee One

Thank you for stopping by and remember, enjoy life.
It's the one you have,
Nutritional Information obtained using and based on 4 serving.