Bacon Always Comes To The Rescue

Today was just a typical summer day for us – a little swimming, a little errand running, a little resting, a little playing – and I was honestly wondering how in the sam hill I was going to write a blog post tonight considering the deep level of mundane we’ve got going on over here. I mean, would you like to hear about the new sunscreen I bought today at Target? Or the pile of towels I haven’t folded? Or how I can’t seem to get the water out of my ears and keep asking people to repeat things? Or how I pulled out the Windex this morning because our coffee table glass is all smudgy and here it is sixteen hours later and that coffee table has still not seen fit to grab hold of that Windex and CLEAN ITS OWN DADGUM SELF, CAN YOU EVEN BELIEVE THE NERVE?

But tonight I was flipping between HGTV and Food Network – as I tend to do on all the days that end in “y” – and do you know what show was about to come on Food Network? DO YOU KNOW?

A show called “The Best Thing I Ever Ate – With Bacon.”


It was like I had died and gone to fried pork heaven, y’all.

(And do you know what you do in fried pork heaven? You talk incessantly about bacon. THEN YOU EAT IT.)

I won’t spoil all the delightful bacon-related details in case you haven’t seen the show yet, but I didn’t just watch that show: I talked back to it. I almost shouted “AMEN” one time, but I caught myself and just said “YESSIR” instead. However, I’m pretty sure that if I’d had a handkerchief in my hand I would’ve waved it. And a couple of times the food looked so good that I thought about standing up and stomping my feet in affirmation, but I figured my husband was probably disturbed enough that I was talking back to a TV show about bacon, so I erred on the side of restraint.

Anyway, watching the show made me think about the best thing I’ve ever eaten with bacon, and initially I decided that I’m a purist – someone who likes thick-sliced bacon fried really crispy, the end. But then I remembered the first time I cooked Spicy Barbecued Shrimp – eight or nine years ago, probably – and after I tasted it I thought oh, the bacon TOTALLY transforms the flavor of this dish. To this day it’s one of my favorite recipes, and in light of tonight’s TV show, I thought I’d share it with y’all.

And this is not an original recipe, mind you. It’s from Southern Living, but since I can’t find it on SL’s recipe site anymore, I’ll just type it out here. Because apparently it’s very important to me that we all enjoy the bacon.

Spicy Barbecue Shrimp

1/4 pound bacon, chopped
1 stick (1/2 cup) butter
1 medium onion, chopped
4 garlic cloves, pressed
2 tablespoons Old Bay seasoning
2 teaspoons hot sauce
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 1/2 pounds unpeeled, medium-size fresh shrimp

Saute’ bacon a large skillet until crisp. Add butter and next 4 ingredients, and cook over medium heat until onion is tender. Stir in lemon juice and shrimp; cook, stirring often, 5 to 7 minutes or until shrimp turn pink. Serve with French bread. Makes 3 to 4 main dish servings or 8 appetizer servings.

One amendment to the recipe: after you eat all your shrimp, you really need to sop up the remaining butter and bacon grease and seasoning with your French bread. I just want to encourage you to do that, okay? It’s BACON-INFUSED BUTTER, for crying out loud. There’s just no good reason to be timid. Except for the sake of your cholesterol, of course, but you can worry about that another time.

And by all means, if you have any bacon-related recipes (or lo, even bacon-related memories) that you’d like to share with the class, I think I can speak for all of us and say THE INTERNET WOULD BE SO GRATEFUL.

In fact, if I may paraphrase something that Duff from “Ace of Cakes” said during tonight’s show: it’ll be a “celebacon.”

Why yes. Yes it will be.

And I for one could not be more delighted.

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  1. Bacon Wrapped Jalapenos. They’re stuffed with cream cheese. ‘Nuf said.

  2. Oh, Boomama! I think that you should “Boocast” yourself while watching the next segment of the show. Then, we could watch it, too, and listen to the proper praises! Oh, and wave little hankies in the air :) Bless your heart!

    I just had to check on you one last time before I went to bed…..I doubt if I can sleep now. I’ll get an early start on tomorrow’s bacon tonight!!

  3. I love bacon! I wish my high cholesterol levels didn’t force me to try to avoid it. :(

  4. I just love your bacon infused self. :)

  5. My husband had a heart attack last Fall so he cannot bring home the bacon anymore. I mean, cannot BUY bacon anymore. I was telling a friend at work that when our tomatoes bloom, or whatever they do, he is going to have to suck it up while I get my fill of BLT’s. I have been ‘swineing’ enough since having no bacon since October. I love bacon.

  6. Lil’ Smokies wrapped in bacon and sprinkled with brown sugar until they are a salty sweet crispy deliciousness

  7. Mmmm. Bacon-wrapped smokies were a hit at my daughter’s oh-so-sophisticated wedding earlier this month! But this time of year, nothing beats a BLT – with fresh, juicy, still-warm tomatoes from the garden, Blue Plate mayonnaise and white bread.
    Had two for lunch.

  8. I saw that show last weekend, and I actually thought of you! But I have to say that the battered and deep fried bacon was just too much for me. I really thought I was going to throw up when they showed that one.

  9. I love bacon, too. Unfortunately, though, having a husband and two half-grown children makes actually getting any nie on impossible. When I actually do manage to squirrel away a few slices, my favorite thing to do with them is a simple BLT sandwich.

    By the way, last week I found out that a 13 year old and an 11 year old, left to their own devices, can fry up and eat an entire pound of bacon BY THEMSELVES!

  10. Is it wrong that I like bacon straight up? Crunchy, please, not soggy. Stiff as a board, in fact. Blot it dry. Oh, but I’ll take it for Christmas breakfast only. Bacon is so good that my cholesterol convulses just thinking about it.

  11. I don’t have any recipes per say with bacon other than throwing it on the occasional salad, putting it on top of baked potatoes, or wrapping a good piece of filet mignon with it prior to grilling. But I will say when I’m making breakfast I must make extra because I snack on it while cooking… My husband thinks I’m not a big bacon person because when it’s time to eat I only put one or two pieces on my plate. But that’s because he didn’t see the 3, 4, or 5 other pieces I ate while cooking. So for now we’ll just let him continue thinking the way he does – but he has to know my waist line isn’t getting any smaller. Not to mention he knows I’m a southern girl through and through and for him to think I don’t like bacon……well shame on him!

  12. Sweet Baby Jesus, we love some bacon here! I don’t have any bacon related recipes off the cuff…but just the other day I was frying a pound of bacon, which you would think would be plenty for my family of four consisting of myself, husband and sons aged 6 and 4 right? Well, WRONG! The kids managed to slip the plate away that I was placing the bacon on to drain and pilfered nearly 3/4lb. of bacon while staring with their eyes glazed over at Disney channel. At this rate we will need to be buying our own pigs every year when they hit the teens.

    P.s. my fave way to enjoy bacon is during the summer on a lovely bacon and fresh from the garden tomato sandwich. Forget the lettuce!!

  13. I watched that last night and kept wishing that there was some way I could transport myself to most of those restaurants to try the bacon wonders.

    Except probably for that last one (Duff’s pick); I’m not so sure about that. I’d probably try a bite if someone else ordered it but I don’t know that I’d order it for myself.

    My husband was mostly trying to ignore the tv since I kept flipping between HGTV, Food Network, and TLC, but he kept commenting about the bacon.

  14. How funny that you blogged about this today. My dad was over yesterday and he was telling me about a show that he watched about bacon. He was telling me about a restaurant that served bacon with everything. Like a banana wrapped in bacon. It totally made me think of you and I told my dad about you and your love of bacon. ;) Was this the same show?

  15. Here’s my recipe for “Mustardy Mustard Greens” (Ok, Rachael Ray’s recipe, but whatevah):


  16. PS Please tell me you’ve had bacon dredged in brown sugar and then baked on a rack over a cookie sheet. It is heaven and I could easily eat about three pounds by myself.

  17. the best bacon i’ve ever had is when we are camping. we always bring about 3 pounds of bacon per morning (its not just our family. although we could eat that much easily). and we cook it in a huge cast iron skillet over an open fire.

  18. My favorite appetizer to fix for dinner guests (and sometimes just for us) is bacon wrapped dates stuffed with blanched almonds. They are yummy! You take pitted dates, shove an almond in them, wrap with slices of bacon cut into thirds, and broil until the bacon is perfect (I hold it all together with a toothpick that’s been soaked in water).
    Also, if you are ever in NYC in the summer you have to check out a sandwich place called ‘wichcraft. They have the BEST BLT with heirloom tomatoes, thick crispy back, and mayo that drips down your chin. It’s my favorite summer lunch.

  19. Bacon wrapped asparagus on the grill. Mmmmmmm…

  20. I just want you to know, I thought about you on Monday night. We had eggs, biscuits & bacon for dinner and my 22 month-old son is a bacon freak. I think he ate more bacon than eggs & biscuits. I knew you would be proud.

  21. Bacon any way you want to fix it, but a BLT with homegrown T’s….

    And (you probably already know this) a single drop of rubbing alcohol in your ear will get rid of the water.

  22. I like that you used the word “sop.”

  23. As Jim Gaffigan says “Bibbity bobbity bacon!”

  24. My mom does not like bacon (a tragedy, I know) so she never made it, but when I visited my grandparents I always awoke on Saturday to the smell of bacon cooking. Oh, what sweet, and savory, memories.

  25. That list of ingredients is just divine!

    I had bacon last night! YES I DID! And wheat biscuits and grits and scrambled eggs. But the bacon was the best! EXTRA crispy.

    I cannot tell you how MAD I get when I order a bacon biscuit, bagel, bacon cheeseburger or anything else with bacon and it comes to me HALF cooked. EWwwwwww!

    And another thing, I love, LOVE The Food Network. Back in the days of being an in home Nanny and keeping all manner of children, I would anxiously wait for naptime where I, too, would switch between HGTV and Food Network.

    Last night’s Food Unwrapped (I think that was the show) talked about Tyson’s fully cooked bacon and how they cook it, package it, etc. It did get me excited about bacon. However, I cannot bring myself to buy this fully cooked bacon. I think I’ll stick to cooking my own on the George Foreman. At least the grease runs off. Gotta’ be healthier.

    And then we add the grease to Dexter’s food (our Golden Retriever). Poor Dexter lappin’ up that food soaked in bacon grease. That can’t be good for him.

    And finally, I will share with you–in case you did not see for yourself because it was on Discovery NOT Food Network–that apparently a certain group of people which I believe were in Texas actually started DEEP FRYING BACON!

    WHAT?! Can you believe that? Now I’d try it. Probably. But that is just NOT a place I think I can go. Sauteed in butter? Sure. Deep fried? Ewwwww! If you happen to try it, let me know. I trust your bacon tasting abilities.

    Otherwise, I will not be trying deep fried bacon.

  26. I just skimmed over the comments and there mine was, HUGE AS EVER!

    What can I say?

  27. It may be wise to put a Paula Deen disclaimer on this entry – I’m your blogger not your doctor lest someone brings a lawsuit akin to the one Oprah had – and then you’ll have to bring in Dr. Phil to advise…

    Bacon wrapped waterchestnuts – baked until the bacon is crispy. And Martha Stewart’s brown sugar coated bacon in the oven is to die for – so good you might just eat enough to have a coronary…

  28. Lindsey says:

    You have to try the Bacon Pimento Cheese in Southern Living this month! It’s the best pimento cheese ever!!!!!!

  29. on my very 1st trip to texas in 1989 i went to a fancy schmancy bbq in the hill country. we had bacon wrapped jalapeno stuffed quail breast. it was so amazing & i’ve never forgetten it. wish i had the recipe for that!

  30. Layered salad. Some how I think by putting bacon in a salad it mitigates all fat. My layered salad also contains eggs and mayo, so I am the queen of denial.

    One layer of lettuce, layer of peas, layer of green onion, ( you may add other layers of vegetables) then the good stuff- layer of bacon, layer of cheese, layer of hard boiled eggs, topped off by a layer of mayo and sour cream mixed together. Chill. Serve.

  31. You have to try bacon wrapped scallops and bacon wrapped asparagus, too. They are delicious, easy and you can put them on the grill! A scrumptious, delicate bacon wrapped package!

  32. My son is such a lover of bacon. You would love him.

    Every Saturday we fry bacon for breakfast. He has his bacon with a side of bacon, and nothing else. He calls it Bacon Day.

    I think it’s safe to say it’s his most-favoritist thing to eat. And he loves shrimp too so I think he’ll like this recipe. :)

    Thanks for sharing.

  33. This week on Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives, Guy went to a restaurant where they actually served BASKETS OF BACON! Sadly, I cannot remember the name of the restaurant or I would give you a map straight away.

  34. My favorite bacon recipe is a Hot Bacon Dip served in a bread bowl. Have mercy. I could bathe in it. I’d share the recipe, but its at home, I’m at work.

  35. And, speaking of bacon infused condiments, for your bacon-related enjoyment:

  36. I just love that you talk back to TV shows that move you. Amen, sister, amen!!!

    I do the remedial version of bacon + shrimp: wrap each shrimp in a piece of bacon securing it with a toothpick. Once they’re all wrapped and picked, put them in a gallon size ziploc bag with some hot sauce. Swish ’em around, them put it on the grill.

    Did ya’ll see that episode of Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives where they put a whole pound of bacon on a BLT sandwich?

  37. Oh dear. My apostrophe was in the wrong place. It should be “y’all”. Just couldn’t let that go by without correcting it!

  38. As I was watching it, and mopping my floor… I was thinking “I hope BooMama is watching this!!!” I am glad you were :)

  39. Ok, this is going to sound strange, but you have to trust me. Seriously. I was watching “Dinner Impossible”, when Michael Symon was hosting. Anyhow, they had a challenge on the boardwalk (of Atlantic City, I believe), and he had to make boardwalk food – with what he had. It’s been awhile since I have seen it so I don’t remember everything that happened, but I do remember that they needed a dessert and what they had wasn’t working and so as only my true hero would do – he turned to bacon. For dessert. And of course, bacon saved the day. He made CHOCOLATE COVERED BACON with almond slices. Now, at first, even I (a bacon lover just like you Boo Mama), thought he might have lost his mind. Then, on Valentine’s Day, after I dipped my last strawberry and had lots of melted chocolate left, I thought about that episode and out came the bacon! My husband looked at me with a combination of curiosity and disgust but eagerly stood by the stove as I worked my magic and let me tell you something. That Michael Symon isn’t a Top Chef for nothing! That man knows what he is doing. I will love Chocolate Covered Bacon as long as I live. It’s sweet, it’s salty, it’s smooth and creamy, its crunchy – it’s BACON. What more could a girl ask for. It was delicious. My husband loved it. Everytime I know that I have to chocolate dip something – I make sure I have plenty of bacon on hand! It’s the best bacon I’ve ever had!

  40. Oops! Iron Chef, not Top Chef. I was delirious – just thinking about that bacon! :)

  41. Teresa says:

    I love bacon! Bacon wrapped breadsticks are a hit at any get together.

    Breadsticks, plain or sesame – (yes, the hard already baked, in a plastic package ones)
    Parmesan cheese (optional)
    Garlic powder (optional)

    Preheat oven to 350. Cut bacon slices in half. Wrap bacon strip around breadstick. Place on baking sheet, and bake for 20-30 minutes, or until bacon is done.
    Mix cheese and garlic powder together, Toss hot breadsticks in the mixture. Serve hot or at room temperature. Yum!

  42. I saw that show last night, and the first thing I thought is, “I hope BooMama gets to see this.” Hehe.

  43. I make this BLT breakfast bake for our Sunday school when we’re having a brunch. Different from your typical breakfast casserole, and it has BACON!

    Also, I can’t find the exact recipe,but I’ve had BLT appetizers with a mixture of mayo, BACON, scallions, and maybe cheese (?) stuffed into mini tomatoes – Yum!

  44. mmmmmmm…bacon…good

    Did you see that maple-glazed donut w/chopped up bacon on it? Oh my.

    Best Wrap Ever: Tortilla, a little bit of ranch, turkey, argula or spinach, BACON, avocado, dill pickles. (The lettuce-type thing makes it almost like a salad right?) Wrap and enjoy : )

  45. Haha, this post is so fitting! I was talking to my daddy on the phone last night and telling him I was making lasagna, his favorite dish, for him when he comes to visit this weekend. And, he said, “That’s just perfect. You could only make it better by trying to fit in some bacon.” Amen, Daddy. That’s just about right.

  46. If you want to add some pork to your bacon, try this recipe that is the newest hit at our monthly ladies brunch. (we discuss who’s going to bring these beforehand).

    Take little smokies and wrap them in bacon (a forth a piece) and stick them with a toothpick. Coat them in brown sugar and place on cookie sheet (I usually dump a LOT of brown sugar on top) and cook for on 350 for 20 minutes and then broil for the last 5-10 minutes. The brown sugar caramalizes and makes these things little pieces of heaven!!!!!

  47. In college I worked at the drive through window of a bank. A local hog farm deposited its money with me. And it smelled of what would soon become bacon. The name of the company was, ironically, “Lean Co” and each time the manager gave me his deposit he’d say, “Here’s a love letter from Lean Co!”
    Bacon memories stick with us over 30 years.

  48. Your recipe sounds delicious. I wonder if you have ever tried it using PEELED shrimp. I can imagine peeling those shrimp with lots of butter and bacon fat on them while eating could be a tad messy. But if you say that unpeeled is important, I will believe you!

  49. i almost forgot about paula deen’s BLT DIP, from her PAULA DEEN & FRIENDS cookbook. i serve it surrounded by belgium endive as the dippers. it is so fantasically yummy!

    & now i’m craving chocolate covered bacon!

  50. It was only after we moved back to the States from the Middle East that I discovered bacon wrapped dates. (Well, they wouldn’t have had bacon there, but they did have some amazing dates!) Anyway, we had them at a tapas restaurant. Delicious! I had to ask the waitress how they made them, and it was really simple. Wrap a pitted date in bacon, place on a baking tray, drizzle with honey and bake in the oven until the bacon’s crispy. The perfect combination of salty and sweet. Yum!

  51. You are my bacon BFF.


  52. I just came across this site and not suprisingly, you came to mind!

  53. Hey! I make deviled eggs and I mix freshly made bacon pieces in with the yolks and mayo. YUMMY. Try it out!

  54. Try Ree’s (The Pioneer Woman) Ranch style chicken recipe !! It is topped with BACON & CHEESE !! YUM !!

  55. You crack me up! Definitely going to give that shrimp a try…sounds fantastic! One of my very favorite recipes that calls for bacon is the Captain Rodney’s dip recipe you posted awhile back. Mail ordered me some Captain Rodney sauce and everything! But like you…just good old bacon cooked well is tough to beat. And I’ve just discovered that the thick sliced bulk stuff at the butcher counter – as opposed to the thick sliced stuff that’s already packaged in the case – is so fantastic and waaaay cheaper! The only thing better than bacon is a bargain on bacon! :D

  56. My stepdaughter, who is almost 13, could eat bacon every day, all day. I must DVR that show for her!

  57. How funny it was to pull up your blog today & see this post! Why was that funny, you ask? Because earlier today I was checking out facebook & a pop up ad brought you to mind:

    And I think my daughter’s future husband has a lot to live up to also:

    Too bad we don’t get that channel anymore or I’m sure my daughter would be recording that show!

  58. girl you are hilarious but i might have to stop reading you until after this baby comes..i just cant take any more bacon talk..i can smell it through the!..were you like that when you were pregnant??.. I just cant handle THE SMELL OF BACON…and my husband is like you with the bacon…he will fry an entire package just to have some extra “on hand” in the fridge to “snack on”..barf!;;;; lol!

  59. I saw that last night & I thought about you!

  60. You are hysterical!

    What’s cooking, BACON, tonight!

  61. I know I will not make many friends with this statement, but I do not eat real bacon any more for a reason I will not go into in this comment. I only eat turkey bacon. When my soon-to-be husband and I were planning our reception foods many years ago, he just had to have bacon wrapped chicken livers. You’d think the man was from the South instead of Pittsburgh!

  62. Jammie says:

    Here is another SL recipe involving bacon (I adapted it a little to make it much simpler). My boys, ages 15 and 11, absolutely love it, and it is super easy!

    Yummiest Pork Tenderloin Ever

    1 package pork tenderloins (they come 2 in a pack)
    6 slices bacon (uncooked)
    2/3 cup brown sugar

    Wrap each pork tenderloin with 3 slices of bacon, using toothpicks to hold in place if necessary. Place in 9 x 3 baking dish. Top each tenderloin with 1/3 cup brown sugar, pressing down a little. Sprinkle with pepper.

    Bake at 450 degrees for 15 minutes, then reduce heat to 400 for 15 additional minutes. Remove from oven and let tenderloins sit for 5-10 minutes before serving. Enjoy the porky goodness!

  63. okay, mama of boo. i stumbled across this on the interweb, and since today’s fabulous post is involving bacon, i had to send it along. i am not giving this recipe either a thumbs up or a thumbs down, i am simply passing it along.

    that being said, here you go. if anyone happens to make this, i would certainly love a follow-up regarding this partnership.

    Berries in a Blanket
    Serves one
    4 fresh strawberries, washed and capped (stem removed)
    4 strips reduced sodium or turkey bacon
    1 tsp chevre, divided into 1/4 tsps (optional)
    1 tsp aged balsamic vinegar (optional)
    Preheat oven to 450F. If you’re going to use the chevre, make a shallow slit in the side of each strawberry, just big enough to fit a 1/4 tsp of the soft cheese. Filling the strawberries from the side instead of the top helps keep the cheese from melting out while roasting.
    Wrap each berry horizontally (to cover the chevre and hold it in) with one strip of bacon and secure with a toothpick. Place on a baking sheet and put in the oven for about 7 minutes. Check after 5, and if the bacon is browned, turn each piece with tongs. Roast for another 2 — 3 minutes until all sides of the bacon are cooked and brown.
    Remove from the oven and immediately place each piece on a plate covered with two layers of paper towels to drain the grease. Cool slightly, then plate and drizzle with the 1 tsp of aged balsamic vinegar. Enjoy with a salad or as a snack.

    here is the link in all its glory, complete with pictures!

  64. I cannot believe you devoted a whole post to bacon when I am in my second week of giving up pork because I have a Muslim student living with me! Too funny!:) I have to admit that I got the chicken club today at Chick-fil-a just so I could have some bacon again–shh don’t tell.

  65. I just saw an unbelievable recipe for “Bacon Explosion”-it’s a sausage roll filled with bacon and barbecue sauce, and encased in a woven sheet of bacon, smoked, then sliced and served on a biscuit. Pretty amazing.

  66. We wrap the smokies in bacon and sprinkle brown sugar as well and our family calls them “crack dogs”, because one bite and you are addicted!!!!!!

  67. One night after I went to bed, my husband watched a Food Network show titled, “Deep Fried Paradise”. The next night he made deep fried bacon for dinner. And yes, it was paradise.

  68. You are hysterical! Love it!!!
    And you are so right Sophie in what you commented: of for grace to trust Him more! I’ll need a double dose of that grace tomorrow to face two radiation treatments that shake me to my core. But I have to say, He is a good God who brings me no harm and even this is good.

  69. heather says:

    I watched that too. What did you think of the donut and Duff’s crunch bar? Looked pretty good, if you ask me. Also, mushrooms, wrapped in bacon and put on a skewer with other bacon wrapped mushroom friends and then slathered in BBQ sauce and grilled….YUMMMMMMYYYYYY! That’s my technical recipe–it’s really that easy and that good!

  70. heather says:

    also saw a couple of guys on Oprah not too long ago who created a million dollar bacon-themed company, I think out of Oregon. Have all kinds of things, even bacon lip balm, as well as all kinds of bacon seasonings. Biggest seller is a baconnaise–you got it a bacon flavored mayo–they ate it right on set and Oprah Gail and whoever else said it was tasty. you should google them. you’d love it.

  71. My kids constantly quote it:

    Veggie Tales. . .Lord of the Beans. . .Pa Grape. . .”Wiiiiiiiith BACON!!!”

    (And I had to laugh at “bacon infused butter.” Good one.)

  72. We own a resort campground and there is nothing better than sitting on our farmer’s porch with a cup of coffee on sunday morning and smelling the sweet smell of all the campers cooking their bacon for their breakfast wafting thru the air. Well, okay, then going upstairs to our house and cooking our own…that would make it better.

  73. Okay…and I forgot…my favorite thing is bacon and peanut butter on toast! Weird I know, but it is GOOD!! My Dad used to eat it whenever we cooked bacon.

  74. Chicken tenderloins sprinkled with salt, pepper & Greek seasoning, a thin slice of jalapeno and a piece of provolone wrapped in bacon…the grilled. Pure heaven.

  75. Christine Rogers says:

    I saw that show the other day and I am still drooling about the bacon PATTY on that burger! Yum!

  76. Bacon is my favorite food group! Tonight we had Tomato Pie, which tastes like a BLT but better!

  77. I don’t know if you ready Mandy’s blog, but they had a whole discussion a while back about chocolate covered bacon. She had to try it for herself. Here’s the link! :)

  78. Have you ever had tartiflette? It’s French, and it will make you think you’ve died and gone to heaven.
    You will prob have to substitute Brie cheese since you prob can’t get Raclette where you are.
    Saute cubes of bacon with onions. Fry up some potatoes (saute them too; not french fries, in other words). Mix it all together in a pan. Place slices of brie over the top. Bake in an oven until you can stir the brie in.
    Eat with green salad and red wine. You SERIOUSLY need the red wine or the richness of this dish will make you ill. Trust me on this.

  79. Green Bean Bundles
    4 cans whole green beans
    8 slices bacon, cut in half so that you have 16 short pieces
    1 cup brown sugar
    1 clove minced garlic
    1/2 stick butter, melted

    Divide green beans into 16 bundles. Wrap each bundle with a piece of bacon and secure with a toothpick. Place in baking dish. Combine sugar, garlic, and butter and pour over bundles. Bake at 350 for 30 minutes or until bacon reaches desired crunchiness. (I like mine really crunchy, so I bake it for about 45 min).

    LAW.DY! it’s good!