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REAL BACON

October 27th, 2010 at 07:44 am

**I went to the bread store yesterday, and the empty building next to it was filled with produce. Signs advertised $1 for 2 pounds, though. It was dark and closed at the time - will be interesting to see what that is. (The store still had all the signs from when it was a paint store - so I couldn't gleam much else).

I suppose I should go by on a Saturday and see what is going on. (I am in the area generally week nights or Saturday mornings for my aerobics class).

**For the life of me, I can't find our little mini broom and dustpan. Lords knows where it went. IT's kind of maddening because I don't generally lose things. (Maybe I should have searched the kids rooms!)

So, dh spent a few dollars on a new one yesterday. Ugh! I hate stupid purchases like that!

**At some point we just switched to the "fully cooked" bacon that you pop in the microwave. Lord knows why. we don't consume a lot of processed foods. As I am increasing my culinary talents, I asked dh to buy me some real bacon.

Um, DIVINE! It's probably been a long time since I had REAL bacon, at home.

I got the inspiration from Alton Brown. Layer foil on a cookie sheet and place a cooling rack on top. That way the bacon grease drips down and you just toss the foil when you are done.

Easy peasy. No more crappy bacon for this family! (Though dh may still use the other stuff for recipes since it is easier to crumble).

I'm heating up some bacon for breakfast. Yummy!

Though we generally make a concerted effort to reuse/reduce/recycle, I have no idea how to tackle that when it comes to GREASE! I suppose limiting greasy foods is all we can do. But we certainly like our grease, in moderation of course!

4 Responses to “REAL BACON”

  1. Homebody Says:

    DH has started baking our occasional bacon treat too!

  2. Looking Forward Says:

    We love bacon..Extra crispy please! Big Grin
    Do you bake it? If so, how? On the rack?

  3. MonkeyMama Says:

    "Layer foil on a cookie sheet and place a cooling rack on top of the cookie sheet. That way the bacon grease drips down and you just toss the foil when you are done."

    I cook the bacon on top of this contraption. The trick I also saw was to turn on the oven when you put the bacon in (set to 400 for 15-20 minutes). The "preheat" helps, I guess. The first time one started to burn so I took it out, but the second time I left in closer to 20 minutes and it got nice and crispy. Probably could have cooked a little longer. I like 'em over-cooked!

  4. Looking Forward Says:

    Thanks! Smile

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