Bacon: The Candy of Meats
This morning I woke up and realized I forgot to eat dinner yet again last night. I tend to do this when I am distracted by weekend activities. Famished, I slid to the kitchen and flung open my refrigerator. The contents of my fridge included bacon, milk, cheese, turkey, and pickles. I suppose I could have opted for a sandwich, but instead I cooked an absurd amount of bacon. Because it is Sunday and I am a sloth in training, I cheated a bit and cooked it in the microwave. Six strips nuked for about 4 1/2 minutes is the winning combination for the perfectly crunchy consistency that I enjoy.
Then, Standing over the stove, I dressed each auburn strip with a perfect ration of maple syrup. It is key to strategically allow the syrup to gather in the gorged parts of the bacon. Then, I washed them all down with ice cold milk. The amount of milk I chugged down was quite absurd as well. Being that the milk’s expiration date is today, I believe it was justified. Does anyone else cringe at the dried milk flakes that occasionally accumulate on the top of the jug? This shit just makes my skin crawl. I can not explain this phenomenon.
This is how I eat my bacon. Every. Single. Time. How do you like your bacon? I bet this guy could give you some tips.
As I write this I am having a conversation via text with a musician friend of mine. He is informing me about his upcoming tour in six weeks and inviting me to go meet some people down near New Orleans backstage at the Cowboy Mouth show this evening. Sadly, I had to decline because of that little thing that is
ruiner of all things fun called work tomorrow. Then, to make things worse, I realize I have just written an entire post about bacon. Oh yea, and wasn’t I supposed to be at the beach right now? Sigh. If there is one thing that can get me through this, its going to be the bacon. Definitely the bacon. Back to the microwave.
Related articles – AKA Articles about all the bizarre bacon products there are out there.
- Bacon casket for dead bacon lovers (cnews.canoe.ca)
- Fresh Step Organic Bacon Scented Cat Litter (bacontoday.com)
- Love It or Hate It? Bacon Lip Balm (bellasugar.com)
- The Better Bacon Book: Bacon On Bacon On Bacon On IPad (gizmodo.com.au)
- Bacon Candy Necklace (neatorama.com)
- The Bacon Milkshake (bacontoday.com)
Posted on April 1, 2012, in Cooking, Experiments, Silly and tagged Bacon, blog, Cook, Food, Home, humor, life, lifestyle, Maple syrup, Milk, New Orleans, Recipes, WordPress, Writing. Bookmark the permalink. 14 Comments.