Would Anyone Like A Cast Iron Skillet And Some Bacon?

So remember when my book came out and one of the giveaways was a cast iron skillet and fifteen pounds of bacon?

Well. I was actually supposed to give away two cast iron skillets. But I forgot all about that second one because the week before the book released I was very busy watching Mississippi State baseball while I tried to ignore All The Nerves. I really was scared out of my ever-livin’ mind, and baseball was my most favorite coping mechanism in my time of publication need.

I will pause for a moment so that you can marvel at my lack of mental strength and maturity.

So for the last three months, that second skillet has been under the watchful eye of my friend Maria at Tyndale. And earlier this week I got a couple of very funny emails from Tyndale friends that essentially said I AM TIRED OF MOVING THAT SKILLET OUT OF THE WAY WHEN I WANT TO SIT DOWN IN MARIA’S OFFICE. PLEASE GIVE IT AWAY.

Which is what I’m about to do.

But – but! – there’s even better news. Because this past weekend I got to hang out with sweet Misty from Petit Jean Meats, so after the Tyndale folks emailed me about the skillet, I emailed Misty and said, “Hey. You want to give away some more bacon?” And then she wrote me back and said, “Yep. Sure do.”

(That might not have been the exact conversation.)

(But you get the idea.)

And that is why today I am so happy to give away a 12-inch cast iron skillet along with fifteen pounds of Petit Jean Meats bacon.

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These two things belong together. It’s the Southern way. And I can tell you without hesitation that Petit Jean’s black pepper bacon is the best I have ever had.

That is high praise considering that I am no stranger to the bacon.

SO. If you’d like to enter to win a a 12-inch Lodge cast iron skillet, FIFTEEN POUNDS-O-BACON, and a copy of my book because, well, WHY NOT, just leave a comment on this post. If you’d like a second entry, just go like the Petit Jean Meats Facebook page and then come back here and leave an additional comment (you can just say “PJM Facebook” or something like that in your second entry).

I’ll close comments on this post Friday night, and I’ll select a winner using random.org.

Happy Wednesday, y’all!

This giveaway is now closed.

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  1. winning 15 ponds of bacon is like a dream come true!

  2. Yes, please!

  3. I need a skillet and……………..I want some bacon !!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. Thank you!

  5. When I was growing up, we would spend a week camping at Petit Jean every summer. A couple of years I took my daughter there for the first time! I didn’t know about the bacon, so this would a sweet gift. And who doesn’t need another iron skillet?!

  6. Laughed my way through your book – could see my mother and her friends in every chapter (she grew up in Auburn)

  7. Did somebody say bacon? Yee-haw!

  8. This might just be the “funnest” giveaway ever!! Love it!

  9. I would LOVE to have the skillet, bacon and your book!!

  10. I love cast iron. Sigh. And bacon. :)

  11. Not sure which I love more – cast iron or bacon. Glad I don’t ever have to choose. #Godblessamerica

  12. I forgot to mention your book – DID NOT mean to minimize that gem! I can’t wait to read it!!

  13. PJM Facebook

  14. Learning to make homemade cornbread is on my fall bucket list (yes, I actually made one of those) and I was just thinking today about how I need to get a cast iron skillet. Frying up some bacon in it wouldn’t be so bad, either!

  15. Loved your book, and I LOVE bacon! This prize would be amazing!

  16. Linda Vestal says:

    Thanks for the giveaway…

  17. I would love to read your book and my husband would love to eat the bacon. Cast iron skillets are the best, especially frying bacon.

  18. Linda Vestal says:


  19. I love cast iron!

  20. Liked PJM on Facebook and in my skillet!

  21. Really want to win, but more importantly just read that our miss Mississippi contestant won the swimsuit preliminary in tonight’s prelim. I have big hopes for her!

  22. It’s like the commercial… bacon, bacon, bacon… :-)

  23. Ah yes!!!! meat and bacon!!

    Also I liked PJM on fb, too!

  24. I’m not sure I could bear not to win these prizes! A book, bacon and the skillet? Just think of all the BLTs I could make, the eggs and bacon sandwiches, the bacon topped pizza… I have to go wipe the drool off my keyboard.

  25. I have been wanting a cast iron skillet lately and would LOVE to win yours! And the bacon would be the icing on the cake. And I do like cake!

  26. Michelle T. says:

    Wow! What a great giveaway! Thank you!

  27. I’d love a skillet. You’ll have to teach me how to use it.

  28. Stephanie Jennings says:

    It doesn’t get much more Southern than a skillet and a boat load of bacon, count me in! :)

  29. Stephanie Jennings says:

    PJM Facebook!

  30. I would love to be able to give my husband a new cast iron skillet, I left our first one in water over night :-( , and since we’ve gone Paleo the bacon would be amazing!!! And your book would just be icing on the cake!

  31. PJM Facebook liked!!!

  32. I would love win.

  33. Reading your book now and loving every page! The skillet and bacon would be super fun to win!

  34. We love bacon in our house and I would love a cast iron skillet….and I most definitely would go nuts over a copy of your book!! :-)

  35. thanks for the giveaway!

  36. “I am no stranger to the bacon.” Well, that’s just my favorite sentence of the day! And I have three boys and a hubby who would LOVE some bacon fried up in a new skillet, which is fine by me as long as I get the crispy ones. Crispy, not chewy. Yum……And I have a horrible thrift store cast iron with a handle that SPINS the pan over when you pick it up. Flaw. Yay……Bacon!

  37. And I just liked me some PJM on the Facebook.

  38. Hey Sophie, Miss Mississippi won the swimsuit, I mean the fitness something or other, preliminary at Miss America Tuesday night!!

    And yes, I would love the skillet and the bacon!

  39. Awesome. I’d love to win!

  40. oh how I want your book! And bacon would be nice, too! :)

  41. And I liked PJM on FB :)

  42. Nothing better than a second chance at some bacon and a skillet! And, of course, your book!

  43. Yummy! I’d really love the book.

  44. Erica Granger says:

    Everything’s better with Bacon! Oh and an iron skillet to cook it in would be great.

  45. Why the heck not? I love all three!

  46. Yes,please!

  47. “PJM Facebook” liked

  48. What a perfectly fun & appropriate give-away!

  49. Like pjm on FB

  50. I loved your book, and I’m a big fan of cast iron skillets and also bacon, so…yes, please!

  51. Oooh would love to win!

  52. pick me pick me!! i would LOVE a cast iron skillet!!!

  53. 15 lbs of bacon? Yes please!!

  54. Mmm. Bacon.

  55. https://www.facebook.com/petitjeanmeats – this page? The link goes to the main page… either way, yum.

  56. Bacon! I’d love to win all the wonderful items in the giveaway.

  57. liked pfm on FB

  58. Donna Lambert says:

    I love your book and I’m glad to find your blog site. I’m in a rather funky place in my life and the book has given me a daily laugh and then carried my back to past memories that has been so good for my soul. Thank you!!

  59. Michelle T says:

    Yes please. Because who doesn’t enter to win a skillet & bacon at 4 a.m.

  60. Michelle T says:

    PJM Facebook

  61. Debbie Rutledge says:

    I loved the book and I know just who could use a gift copy! Also, bacon, of course…!

  62. Amy in Italy says:

    Mmmm. Bacon.

  63. Oh, yes please! Petit Jean State Park was one of our favorite memories of camping when our three kids were small! I well remember being on top of the mountain, cozy in our camper with lightning striking close by and thunder BOOMING! Thankfully God kept us safe – and I’ve got so many other memories!

  64. Finished your book Monday night at 1:30 a.m. with some chips, salsa and jellybeans, per your title. Your book has substance! The Martha moments were my favorite. Reminds me of my fastidious grandmother. Good stuff, Sophie. I also love ALL THE CAPS. And the lifting of holy hands. You have a terrific ‘voice.’ :)

  65. Loved reading your book!!! I borrowed my sister in law’s copy so I would live to win this giveaway and have my own copy. Plus, who doesn’t love a good skillet and some bacon! :)

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  67. I’ve been wanting a cast iron skillet forever!

  68. I also like petit jean meats on facebook

  69. Shirleyd68 says:

    What Southern girl couldn’t use another cast iron pan and some awesome bacon (is awesome bacon redundant? I think so….)

  70. Shirleyd68 says:

    PJM Facebook liked

  71. Mmmmm…bacon…

  72. Jada Baker says:

    Food tastes better cooked in a cast-iron skillet! Especially bacon!

  73. Sweet! My boys love bacon. I have to make sure I never run out or else I’m in trouble. And Lodge makes the best cast iron skillets. Thanks for the chance.

  74. Bacon! Skillet! Best book I’ve read in a long time!

  75. Jada Baker says:

    PJM Facebook. =)

  76. Pjm fb…

  77. J. Johnson says:

    I love bacon, but haven’t ever really cooked on cast iron before.

  78. hayley farnsworth says:

    One more reason to love my home state!

  79. I love your book first, then skillet, then bacon!

  80. The question shouldn’t be whether or not I want 15 lbs of bacon, but do I need it…yes and yes!! Our house llloooovvvveeeesss bacon. ;)

  81. Sheila Harkins says:

    I have been wanting to read your book! :)

  82. I liked them on facebook

  83. Yes, ma’am!
    I’d love to win this skillet, bacon, and your book!
    Thanks for the opportunity!

  84. Donna Dear says:

    I would love all 3, especially the bacon and your book.

    Hail State!!

  85. Kim Higgins says:

    Bacon-a southern girls’s love language.

  86. My husband would be over the moon if I won all that bacon!

  87. Judy in MI says:

    I would love the skillet….and the bacon? I die.

  88. JackieJean says:

    My bff loaned me your book and then needed it back when she was working on her Gideon Bible Study and wanted to reference something you said in the book about “remembering.” So I would love to have the book….and the bacon and skillet would just be icing on the proverbial cake! Thanks!

  89. Judy in MI says:

    PJM, baby!

  90. I NEED a cast iron skillet and hello, bacon is ALWAYS welcomed here!

  91. BACON! Bacon bacon bacon bacon! And your book! I’ve been so busy I still haven’t read it but would love to read a copy direct from you. And a skillet! Woot!

  92. I would love both!! So excited that you got to come to my hometown this weekend!!

  93. My wife said since I like bacon and I like it when she cooks it for me, I needed to stop by and let you know.

  94. Teressa Stout says:

    Winning 15 lbs of bacon would be like winning the lottery!!!!

  95. Teressa Stout says:

    PJM Facebook

  96. Love BACON and a skillet to cook it in!

  97. Pick me, pick me!
    That’s just about enough bacon for my grandsons.

  98. I really, really need a cast iron skillet :) How can I be a southern girl without one?

  99. I’d love to try Petit Jean! Never had it! And who would not want an iron skillet!!!

  100. Jana Domyslawski says:

    I would love to win all of these items!