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My oldest son is that guy who loves bacon so much that he has a bacon print wallet. When anyone finds a great recipe using bacon and posts it on Facebook, they tag him. So, when we noticed that tomorrow is International Bacon Day, well Friday Faves was a no brainer! We had to feature bacon and my son's fave will be part of today's post.
What is your favorite way to eat bacon?
The fact that I used raw bacon as my opening photo may gross some people out. But, true bacon lovers will be drooling and ready to cook it up, nice and crisp. We do have some true bacon lovers in our family, despite the healthy lifestyle we strive for. Let's face it, bacon is one temptation that is hard to resist. It is a guilty pleasure for sure. Coming up with just a few favorite ways to use it was difficult.
The veggie bacon is a healthier alternative to real bacon. Maddy tries to eat vegan as much as possible for health reasons. I wasn't sure if vegan bacon would fit the criteria for International Bacon Day, since I am sure that pork farmers promote that holiday. But, we don't want to leave anyone out and many people are eating vegan these days, so here is an option. If you will eat meat but have an aversion to pork, there is always turkey bacon.
Lindsey said that she and her husband also really like this children's book about bacon, as a side note.
It is the story of bacon being so popular (sizzling with popularity) that it goes to his head and he forgets about what is really important. This is a cute read for all bacon lovers or kids who worry too much about popularity.
I pretty much love bacon with everything. I love it when things are wrapped in bacon. So, thinking of that, I was reminded of rumaki.
Rumaki was invented by a Hawaiian chef. It originally always included chicken liver and water chestnut wrapped in bacon. The little nugget was then marinated in soy sauce and brown sugar before being baked. Since I love chicken liver, this is a delicious dish to me. But, some people do not like chicken liver (all of the rest of my family) and now there are other variations, all of which still contain water chestnuts. Although, I have had the chicken liver kind with an apple slice instead of the water chestnut. I have also seen versions of rumaki replacing the chicken liver with pineapple. That sounds very good! I may have to try out some various versions and post the recipes.
Before we asked Aaron to participate in today's blog, we were wondering what he would choose as his favorite bacon dish. Lindsey thought he would choose bacon, stuffed with bacon and then wrapped in...bacon! When I told Aaron about that guess, he explained that if you were to sprinkle bacon bits over the top of that, it would open the time vortex! So be careful!
But, actually we were all just a little surprised that his choice wasn't more elaborate. He chose a classic, the BLT! Yup! The good old bacon, lettuce and tomato sandwich. It really is a great choice!
So, admit it, everybody does love bacon! How do you like yours? Let us know!
And here is a big PS! This is September 1st, so that means it is day #1 of Cupcake Diaries 30 Days of Halloween! Be sure to check it out! It will be a lot of fun. Be sure to go there on September 9th, and you will see us taking part! So exciting!
Creators of Hot Cocoa Bombs! (copyrighted)
Helen Reynolds: Mother of six children , grandmother to eleven! I love to cook, craft and create things and I especially love doing that with my family, So, when my lawyer daughter, Lindsey, my artist daughter, Madalynn, and I came up with the idea of Hot Cocoa Bombs, this blog was born. Then, one more daughter, with her technical and science skills, plus creativity has joined in to round us out! Read more about us here!