In preparation for this weeks bacon extravaganza, I paid a visit to the local Whole Foods for supplies. To my delight, Whole Foods has declared that they are Bacon Central..This proclamation excited me and I eagerly ordered 2 pounds of fresh bacon. Upon ordering, the meat counter bacon weigher guy proclaimed, "God, this bacon is sooo good." I agree man, I agree.
Don't get me wrong, I like bacon. Who doesn't? I mean there are countless websites devoted to eating bacon, cooking bacon, wearing bacon..whatever. However, should someone eat bacon everyday? Common sense and most doctors will tell you no. How often do we listen to common sense and doctors? This article went relatively unnoticed by the world a few months ago.
They say pigs are pretty smart, so why wouldn't their meat make you smart too. It makes perfect sense to me.
Anyway back to my point, I do not eat bacon everyday. I pick one day of the week to binge on anything I want. The day before my "eat whatever I want day" I usually buy a pound of fresh bacon from the meat counter at the Whole Foods down the street. I eat about 3/4 of the bacon myself and I feel satisfied for another week. I don't have a heart attack, gain weight, get a stomach ache or having any ill effects. I do have to drink a few glasses of water due to the high amount of sodium.
There are many ways to cook bacon. Most people like to pan fry it, but I don't really like to prepare it in that way. It's messy, slow and inconsistent. I like to bake bacon in the oven. Each oven is different and each type of bacon is different, but my recipe for success is as follows:
1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
2. Lay the bacon out on an oven sheet covered with foil.
3. Put the bacon in the oven and cook for 13-20 minutes. It usually takes 15 minutes.
If you like it crispy, cook it longer. If you don't, cook it for less time. It's not rocket science, it's bacon and it's tasty.
Here is the finished product.
And the meal. Lots of bacon, a few eggs, some potatoes and half an avocado.
This blog will attempt, someday, to test the theory that "Bacon makes it better." I, and associates, will be including bacon in various types of food, activities and whatever else we can think of. If a few people find it entertaining, mission accomplished.
Here's the inspiration for this blog..the first picture is a Bloody Mary made with bacon infused vodka from Genie's in Portland, OR and the second is a maple topped bacon bar from Voodoo Donuts, also in Portland.
Because I can..
Gotta love those cowbells. Wait! This blog is supposed to be about bacon and not 70's rock music..actually it is about whatever I want. Enjoy the music, have a few drinks and do a burnout down your street..
Tip of the day:
If you want bacon incense in your house and you have no bacon..throw a pork shank in a pot of water and let it simmer for awhile. Of course, if you don't have any bacon..why the fuck would you have a pork shank laying around?