Bacon Pic of the Day – Where Does Bacon Come From?

Well sweetheart, when two pigs really love each other…

Thanks to FotDB Gary (SHOUT OUT) for the pic!

Originally posted 2011-09-26 19:51:04.

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Originally posted 2014-02-22 10:11:30. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Saturday Morning Video Funhouse…Rube Goldberg edition

This new video from OK Go is TEARING up the Googleverse!!  It made the Yahoo homepage today it’s so hot!

In three words…it is awesome!!!  A single tracking shot of a Rube Goldberg inspired masterpiece.  You have to watch it several times to really enjoy both the simplicity and complexity of it…

Click here to view the embedded video.

But what has this to do with bacon?  Well, it reminded me of the opening scene from one of my favorite movies…

Click here to view the embedded video.

You can stop watching after breakfast if you want ;-) but I love the whole clip!

“I pity the fool who don’t eat my cereal.”

Have a great weekend everyone.

Originally posted 2010-03-06 09:39:46.

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Originally posted 2012-12-25 01:35:22. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Bacon Pic of the Day – The Clogfather…

or you could go with HamFather, Don Vito Conbacon, Bacon: a dish best served cold or the obvious – This is a dish that you cannot refuse.

There, I just saved you from having to read the original post comments ;-)

via reddit

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Originally posted 2011-06-28 00:51:31. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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Bringin’ Up a Bacon Baby…Part Dos

As you may have read below, Saturday was Lil’ Baird’s first birthday.  A nice little party was had with family. The Lil’ one took her first bite of chocolate, destroyed a cake (with some help from daddy) and ended up gettin’ a whole mesh o’ swag.  One of the gifts was this…

present

from my brother - Eggs and Bacon.  I love the call out on the package: “No Heat, No Mess!” Really? REALLY?!? You needed to spell that out?  My baby can’t actually fry her own bacon? 

So while she has yet to taste bacon, yet alone pork, she now has TWO bacon toys to play with!  And that makes daddy smile ;-)

Originally posted 2009-09-28 18:30:05.

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Originally posted 2013-04-10 22:34:51. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Guess they Love Bacon in Bedford…

Interesting story came across my Google machine yesterday out of Canada (you may know them as America’s hat)…from CBC News:

Halifax Water is warning residents to be careful about what they pour down the kitchen sink after an accumulation of bacon fat clogged sewage pipes in the Ridgeview Drive subdivision in Bedford.

Some basements were damaged when raw sewage built up during a two-week break in February and spewed into homes…

Halifax Water general manager Carl Yates said crews sent cameras down manholes, and discovered the problem was created by bacon fat. The cameras sent back images of thick, white congealed fat, oil and grease.

“Most people think, ‘If I just pour a little bit down, what’s the big deal?’ But, you know, if there’s a couple hundred thousand people doing the same thing throughout the city, I mean it’s going somewhere,” Yates said Friday.

“It doesn’t just go away, it congeals and it clogs the pipes.”

That is a LOT of bacon grease.  I mean seriously…

That’s why I bought THIS two years ago!  Best kitchen utility ever!

Read the rest of the story over at cbc.ca.  Photo via cbc.ca.

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Originally posted 2011-04-05 00:47:28. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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Thankin’ for Bacon – Appetizer #2…

Our bacon Thanksgiving celebration menu so far includes:

Bacon Apple Pie – Dessert
Bacon Wrapped Water Chestnuts – Appetizer

Today, we are providing another appetizer recipe.  What good host/hostess only serves ONE appetizer?

I was searching for something easy to make and complimentary to our previous appetizer, but with bacon as a role player instead of star.  Look no further than to Martha Stewart for the answer – Spinach, Bacon and Onion Dip.

Ingredients

4 slices bacon, thinly sliced crosswise
1 medium yellow onion, diced medium
coarse salt and ground pepper
1 teaspoon all-purpose flour
2 packages (10 ounces each) frozen spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
1 cup whole milk
1/2 cup sour cream
1 bar (8 ounces) cream cheese
1/2 cup grated Parmesan
Crostini or pita chips, for serving

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a medium saucepan, cook bacon over medium, stirring occasionally, until browned and crisp, 10 minutes. Drain bacon on paper towels. Discard all but 1 tablespoon fat from pan. Add onion to pan, season with salt and pepper, and cook, stirring occasionally, until tender, 8 minutes. Add flour and cook 30 seconds. Add spinach, milk, sour cream, and cream cheese. Cook, stirring, until cream cheese melts, 2 minutes. Stir in bacon and 1/4 cup Parmesan.
Transfer mixture to a 1 1/2-quart baking dish and top with 1/4 cup Parmesan. Bake until bubbling, 14 minutes. Heat broiler and broil until top browns, 3 minutes. Let sit 5 minutes. Serve dip warm with crostini or pita chips.

photo and recipe via marthastewart.com

Originally posted 2011-11-19 19:24:29.

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Originally posted 2014-06-17 22:18:34. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Thankin’ for Bacon – Stuffing & Potatoes…

It’s a twofer tonight as we finish out our side dishes.  So far on our Thankin’ for Bacon Thanksgiving table we have:

Bacon Apple Pie – Dessert
Bacon Wrapped Water Chestnuts – Appetizer
Spinach, Bacon and Onion Dip – Appetizer
Green Beans and Bacon Sauté – Veggie Side
Carrots with Country Bacon – Veggie Side

What’s missing?  Some good old, stick to the ribs, potatoes and stuffing!

Let’s start with the taters…

Cheddar and Mashed Potato Gratin

Ingredients:

4 bacon (slices chopped)
1 cup shallot (sliced)
6 cups mashed potatoes (leftover)
1 tbsp fresh parsley (chopped, thyme and chives)
1/4 cup whole milk
1 1/2 cups cheddar cheese (grated)

Directions:

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Preheat oven to 400°F.
Cook bacon and shallots in heavy large skillet over medium-high heat until bacon is crisp, stirring frequently, about 10 minutes.
Stir in mashed potatoes and herbs. Mix in 1/4 cup milk, adding more milk if mixture is dry. Season potato mixture with salt and pepper.
Transfer to 2-quart gratin dish. Sprinkle cheese over and bake until cheese is beginning to brown, about 30 minutes.

Aren’t those yummy?!?  With something as heavy as that, I thought we’d go a slightly different route with the stuffing…

Wild Rice Cranberry and Cornbread Stuffing

Ingredients:

1 slice bacon (chopped) – Ed. Note: feel free to add more ;-)
2 tbsps butter
2 onions (chopped)
3 celery ribs (chopped)
1 1/2 cups cremini mushrooms (sliced)
1 cup cranberries (fresh)
2 cups chicken broth
3 cups cornbread (crumbled)
1 1/2 cups wild rice (cooked)
1/2 cup pecans (toasted and chopped)

Directions:

Cook bacon until crisp, remove and set aside.
Add butter to pan and melt. Add onions, celery and mushrooms. Saute for 8 to 10 minutes until vegetables are tender.
Add cranberries and chicken broth. Bring to boil, then remove from heat.
Add corn bread, cooked wild rice, pecans and bacon.
Add salt and pepper to taste.
Roast inside turkey or in casserole dish (about 30 minutes at 350 degrees).

We wrap up our week tomorrow with the star of the show…

both recipes and photos via yummly – dish 1 | dish 2

Originally posted 2011-11-22 20:27:40.

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Originally posted 2013-03-05 16:46:11. Republished by Blog Post Promoter