Bacon

Nothing better on a Sunday morning than Bacon. Mmmmmmmmmmmm
B A C O N

We usually get the Farmland brand from HenHouse market. It’s a thicker cut. I especially like the Peppered Bacon the sell. It is perfectly seasoned and cooks up well.

I learned how to cook Bacon from Mark’s Daily Apple, using the oven.

Line the cookie sheet with parchment paper. Spread out the slices. Throw in oven at 425 degrees for 18-20 minutes or desired crispness. I like mine extra crispy almost blackened. With the pepper bacon you really get that “bite” with each crunch. Remove slices to paper towel platter.

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While the sheet is still hot from the oven, I pour the drippings into foil line container. You can use for cooking or it makes throw away much easier when the grease has cooled.

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Extra slices keep well in the fridge. Use a plastic container or Baggie. I layer the pieces so they stay crisp(ish) in the fridge. Add to sandwiches or salads easy peasy.

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Bacon Scented Shaving Cream

From bacon covered scallops to bacon ice cream. A couple of entrepreneurs have now marketed bacon flavored shaving cream.

http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/sideshow/bacon-flavored-shaving-cream-hits-market-213053081.html

Beyond the self indulgence of smelling like bacon in the morning (& perhaps all day), There is the question of how do you live with your self? No, not the narcissist self that you made bacon smell. But the sadist self that makes the bacon smell just so others are pulled in with “ohhhhhh is that bacon I smell?”

Personally I find myself wondering, if a girl uses the shaving cream, does that now constitute “overt solicitation?” What mayhem and chaos could ensue if a proper warning label wasn’t included on her bum?
You remember the Planter’s 2008 SuperBowl commercial. Those poor men follow her around like puppies smelling Beggin’ Strips!!!!!
http://m.youtube.com/#/watch?v=QeXQbBxP5UI&desktop_uri=%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DQeXQbBxP5UI

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And that was just a little cashew dapped be hind the ear!

So moral of the story??? A little dap may do you good, but tying the ham hock around your ankles (or at least apply cream liberally, shave and rinse) may have dire consequences.

Use Responsibly my friends. Use Responsibly.

Avocado Eggs & Bacon

Somewhere between getting all the ingredients out and flipping the eggs, Rob banned me from knifes today.  Lucky for him, I ignored him. We had eggs over medium with a little melted mexican cheese, freshly sliced avocado & some bacon.  Top that with coffee with coconut milk and voila! Quality time with your husband before the kids get up!  What could be better?  Not much, in my opinion! 

What did you enjoy for breakfast this morning??   If you haven’t moved over to the “Dark Side” and begun to enjoy breakfast, here are some great reasons presented by Katherine Zeratsky, R.D., L.D. at the Mayo Clinic on why Breakfast is Essential!

Here are some of the ways that regularly eating a healthy breakfast may help you lose excess weight and maintain your weight loss:

  • Reduced hunger. Eating breakfast may reduce your hunger later in the day, which may make it easier to avoid overeating. When you skip breakfast, you may feel ravenous later and be tempted to reach for a quick fix — such as vending machine candy or doughnuts at the office. In addition, the prolonged fasting that occurs when you skip breakfast can increase your body’s insulin response, which in turn increases fat storage and weight gain. In fact, skipping breakfast actually increases your risk of obesity.
  • Healthy choices. Eating breakfast may get you on track to make healthy choices all day. When you eat breakfast, you tend to eat a healthier overall diet, one that is more nutritious and lower in fat. When you skip breakfast, you’re more likely to skip fruits and vegetables the rest of the day, too.
  • More energy. Eating breakfast may give you energy, increasing your physical activity during the day. A healthy breakfast refuels your body and replenishes the glycogen stores that supply your muscles with immediate energy. Skipping breakfast is associated with decreased physical activity.

So, if you skip breakfast — whether you’re trying to save time or cut calories — you may want to reconsider, especially if you’re trying to control your weight.

 

No digits or husbands were harmed in the writing of this post.