Who wouldn’t watch THIS TV show? I’ll explain more later as we discuss the latest on bacon being bacon!
BEHOLD THE MIGHTY BACON!
What a misunderstood meat!
Please check out the terrific website: Baconrecipes.net. Here is their definition of this mighty meat: “Bacon is specially smoked and cured pork. Bacon is popular around the world and produced in dozens of wonderful varieties. The smoky, crispy, sweet, and salty treat is most often thought of as breakfast meat, but here you will find a comprehensive collection of recipes using bacon in intriguing and delicious ways. Bacon is served around the clock, at breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner.”
It sure is! And this post is to celebrate all that is funny, and delicious, about bacon!
Bacon made a bigger comeback in the last few years than smoking! As much as people talk about bacon, how much do people actually EAT IT? Maybe on a burger, maybe along side some eggs and toast, but that’s about it, right? No, of course not. Bacon recipes could fill a book, which a do – it’s called “Bacon: A Love Story.” And I own it.
SPEAKING OF THIS SALTY MEAT: BACON QUOTES!
Here are some great bacon quotes I found online at the website BrainyQuote:
Bacon’s not the only thing that’s cured by hanging from a string.
I unfortunately still crave chicken McNuggets and bacon, which is the meat candy of the world.
Life expectancy would grow by leaps and bounds if green vegetables smelled as good as bacon.
We have found that morals are not, like bacon, to be cured by hanging; nor, like wine, to be improved by sea voyages; nor, like honey, to be preserved in cells.
You pretty much can’t get away from bacon or whiskey in the South. Put a doughnut in it and you’d be good to go.
Even more than that, if you go onto the internet, you can find thousands upon thousands of bacon pictures – in a wide wide wide variety of uses. Just how wide? Well, here are the top ten bacon products that are NOT a bacon cheeseburger – and yes, I put in a bacon cheeseburger picture as well!
WHAT BACON SHOULD BE:
A beautiful topping for a nice meaty cheeseburger…crispy, delicious, piled on high for your enjoyment…that is what bacon SHOULD be…
WHAT BACON HAS BECOME:
That’s right – children now wear bacon as an article of clothing. What has happened here? It is time to take an investigative look.
Bacon Soda - yes, bacon soda. We sampled it at work last week and almost to a person we regretted it immediately. It did have the flavor of a sweet bacon-esque flavor, but there is no reason you will ever drink this except on a dare. And you will lose even if you win.
Bacon Lube. let’s get this one out of the way quickly. You know what it is for, and if this is the flavor you want, then knock yourself right out.
Seriously, please knock yourself out right now and spare the rest of us the image of what you are thinking of doing.
Bacon Shoes. I actually found a number of pictures of bacon-designed shoes. Surprisingly, all were raw – many looked to be a print of bacon, some were more creative and used actual raw bacon…still, if I were to ever put on a pair of bacon shoes I would cook it first – I could imagine the nice crunchy feel of a cooked bacon strip as I jogged along the beach…followed by a pack of dogs ready to eat me.
Tactical Bacon. This actually looks like it has a useful application. Say you are out in the woods, on a mission of some kind, and you need some ba, and you need it NOW. Well, pop open a can and have at it. Tactical bacon indeed.
Bacon Candy Canes! Happy Holidays! This was a holiday gift, and I will cherish them forever…because I can’t imagine ever eating them…will I put them on a tree? Undecided.
Bacon Tie. I was given this as a holiday gift as well, but I haven’t had an excuse to wear it yet.
Sara Underwood’s Bacon-kini!
Yes, Sara did a shoot for us that involved wearing a bacon bikini. She is a real trooper!
Sara posted this picture herself, so I felt it was OK to share – just another example of what a great on-air Talent she is – up for anything including this bacon bikini, which was for a special sequence in a show…she is so funny and a pure joy to work with – even when she has fun with her sexier side…
Thanks for being such a terrific Talent to work with, Sara – and for wearing this crazy outfit!
Bacon Toothpaste. After eating all of the bacon you can stuff in your gullet, what better way to stay healthy AND keep the bacon rush going than brush with a bit of baconpaste? There is only one thing better, and that is…
Behold The Bacon Helmet! Look at this picture I found. This is a very angry guy wearing a bacon helmet. He looks like a bacon Viking. If I ran into this guy in an alley I would give him my wallet, the keys to my car, and some scrambled eggs. That is how tough he is….
BACON CAN BE FOOD!
Don’t forget, Bacon is FOOD. And it is time for bacon to once again JUST BE BACON! Here are some examples:
Seoul Bacon-Wrapped Sausages!
When I was in Seoul, South Korea a couple of years ago, I found some of the best street food imaginable, including these bacon-wrapped sausages, sold off a food cart, and delicious! See, bacon IS FOOD!
Thanks to Vinny for sending me this picture of what I call “HATS” – “Heart Attack Turtles!” They are meat patties that have been stuffed with hot dogs and wrapped in bacon, then cooked and served…yes, please and thank you.
Bacon Jam! This is a great way to add some bacon to anything you have that needs a swipe of meat goodness.
Thanks to this terrific website, http://www.baconrecipes.net,here are a couple of recipes to make bacon a delicious part of your day!
Bacon Ranch Potato Salad
This recipe for potato salad takes it to an extra special level. It adds ranch dressing and bacon. What a combo. Red potatoes work the best but you won’t be disappointed with any kind of potato you use.
3 Pounds Small Red Potatoes
1/2 Cup Mayonnaise
1/4 Cup Ranch Dressing
1 Teaspoon Kosher Salt
1/2 Teaspoon Fresh Cracked Pepper
1/8 Teaspoon Garlic Powder
6 Slices Bacon (cooked crisp and crumbled)
1/2 Cup Celery (chopped)
1/2 Cup Sweet Onion (chopped)
1/4 Cup Red Bell Pepper (chopped)
1/4 Cup Green Bell Pepper
1/4 Cup Wedge (cut black olives)
1. Salt water and steam or gently boil red potatoes with the skin on.
2. Boil or Steam until the potatoes are tender but not mushy.
3. Drain and let cool.
4. Cut into 1-inch chunks.
5. Whisk together mayonnaise, ranch dressing, salt, pepper, and garlic powder in a large bowl until combined.
6. Add potatoes, bacon, celery, sweet onion, bell peppers, and olives.
7. Toss gently until well-combined.
8. Refrigerate potato salad at least 4 hours or overnight for flavors to blend.
Bacon Wrapped Barbeque Shrimp
16 Large Shrimp (peeled and deveined)
16 Slices Bacon
1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C).
2. Wrap shrimp with a slice of bacon, securing with a toothpick.
3. Be sure that you use the large shrimp–the cooking time for the shrimp and the bacon is similar.
4. If you use medium-sized shrimp you might want to precook the bacon a little.
5. Over cooked shrimp are tough and rubbery and a real shame.
6. Line a jelly roll pan with extra heavy duty foil.
7. Place the baking rack in the pan.
8. Place the shrimp on the rack, and sprinkle heavily with the barbecue seasoning.
9. Turn and sprinkle the second side.
10. Let the shrimp sit for 15 minutes.
11. The bacon will turn from creamy white to a little opaque, and the seasonings will soak in.
12. Cook the bacon for 10 to 15 minutes.
13. The rack keeps the shrimp from sitting in the draining bacon fat.
14. With a little luck, you won’t tear the foil.
15. You can throw that away and only have to scrub the rack.
Thanks again to Baconrecipes.net for just two of their dozens of terrific recipes…check them out!
And thanks to Torie, I can end every meal with some tasty bacon gum. Well, not so tasty, actually…Joni tried one and almost gagged. Again, at some point you must:
LET BACON BE BACON!
And make sure you check out Sara’s new Carl’s Jr. ad – congrats Sara!