Sunday, August 16, 2009

The Twitter Bacon Blog Hop

It's all about the bacon. Somehow, a Twitter discussion spun out of control (actually, most of them do, but that's another post for another time), and now we have a Bacon Blog Hop... I kid you not.

With apologies to any vegetarians or vegans, is there anything better than the smell of frying bacon in the morning? C'mon, you know you like it!

What *I* like right now is I remembered I had this SU set called A Light Heart, and the love stamp from the set was the perfect image for this card. :-)

There is a Twitter account called allbacon. Then there's jesusbacon, where I found this link: bacon cheeseburger donuts. Go look ... I'll wait ... ... ... ... Then there's Kevin Bacon, and his Six Degrees, but we'll skip that one today and just focus on the food.

Okay, moving right along. I love bacon, but I rarely buy it because, living alone, I always seem to cook the whole package, and then I gnaw on it until it is all gone. Then I am sick.

So I stopped buying and consuming bacon. Then I met this: Marlboro Man's Second Favorite Sandwich. Oh, my goodness. Such goodness. It requires you to cook not just any bacon, but pepper bacon. I've tried it with the plain, and it is just not the same. (Hey that rhymes!) Get the pepper bacon. Trust me on this one.

It also requires you to use some of the bacon 'juice' (Emeril - Mr. Pork Fat Rules - calls it that, as it is much more appetizing than bacon 'fat' or 'grease' or even 'drippings') to cook the chicken. This recipe is a bacon-lover's dream-come-true. As a single person, I cook it all and eat off it for days. It is really good cold, too. I have nothing bad to say about this recipe. BTW, I skip the bread in both this recipe and Marlboro Man's Favorite Sandwich. I just cannot be bothered. And if you skip all the bread and the butter to cook it, then you can eat more of the good stuff. Right? RIGHT?!

But I have to tell you, my absolute favorite bacon is not American bacon - what the Two Fat Ladies used to call 'stripe-y' bacon. Nope. My all-time favorite bacon is back bacon, which is what you get in Ireland or Scotland, which is part of the reason I went there on vacation one year. Our equivalent here would be Canadian Style bacon. I have been told American (USA) butchers do not butcher the hog in the same way, so we are stuck with stripe-y bacon. So sad.

I am supposed to end my post with my favorite bacon recipe, and right now that is Bacon-Wrapped Jalepeno Thingies, without a doubt. Can you tell I like The Pioneer Woman's recipes? I have also accused her of being single-handedly responsible for the fattening of America, but I digress.

So, at long last, here is the very complex (not) recipe, dutifully copied from PW's site. If you need pictures - you can go there LATER.

Bacon-Wrapped Jalepeno Thingies

Fresh Jalepenos, 2-3 inches in size
Cream Cheese, softened
Bacon (the regular thin kind), cut into thirds

Halve each of the peppers and discard the seeds and membrane.
Stuff each pepper half with cream cheese.
Wrap a piece of bacon around the stuffed pepper half and secure it with a tooth pick.

Bake in a pan with a rack @ 375 degrees for 20-25 minutes. If the bacon is not cooked to your liking, turn on the broiler for a few minutes.

Serve hot or at room temperature. I've even eaten them cold the next day!

Alternative uses: pop a few on top of your burger for a little extra kick. :-)

Next up on this bacon adventure is Angelique Cain over at BTW, she makes the cutest little paper bats. :-) So hop on over to see what she has to say about bacon!

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. OMG! Your post is excellent! Much better than mine! Love it!

  2. A few things...Bacon Juice brilliant. That changes everything!

    The sandwich and the 'thingies" sound GREAT! Gonna cook me some food!
    I love The Pioneer Woman too. Another thing besides bacon and crafting we have in common.

    PS. I had no idea why it was called Canadian bacon (I call it back bacon and I'm in Canada... until you told me that the American butchers only do strips! Makes more sense now.) I've learned something today already!

    I love that sweet card, your frying pan rocks my socks.

  3. OMG I LOVE the card!! And those jalapeno thingies are some of my fave food on the planet!! I add cheese to the cream cheese. mmmm

  4. I can't wait to try to find someone to cook that recipe for me :)
    Card is GREAT!!! Thanks for sharing!

  5. Love that phrase "bacon juice". Back in the Bachelor days i never let anything go to waste - it would either have something browned in it, or it would become Gravy (one of the basic food groups). I've never had bacon in combination with anything hot like jalapenos - can't stop thinking about that.

  6. I should have eaten lunch before I started hopping!

  7. Mmmm. Two Fat Ladies,I love anyone who can work them in to the conversation!

  8. I really want to try the recipe! Your card is ubercute and you taught us about back bacon! What a great experience! Thanks for letting me join you on this Bacon Blog Hop!


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