Posts from — February 2009
I’ve checked out today…just loaded with work and headin’ out to try to drown my sorrows…but I still want to post something today…hmmmmmmmmm, what to do?
Enjoy this from “The AV Club“. They taste test Baconnaise, it’s bacon flavored mayo, from the makers of Bacon Salt. I will be trying Bacon Salt in the next few weeks, but I will never try this, just can’t get on board. So, I am cheating today and sending you to their review.
February 26, 2009 No Comments
Quizno’sÂ is running a promotion on their website where by signing up for their mailing list, they will send you a coupon for a FREE small sub.Head over to their website and get your sub – http://www.millionsubs.com/Reg.php?x=1
With a Quizno’s literally a stone’s throw away from the office, you know I got mine already.Â Go get me a “Honey Bacon Club”.
They say that it’s a million sub giveaway…right now, they are just under 1/4 mil.
Figure a sandwich cost Quizno’s about $1.50 in product cost…I’d pay that for a “qualified” name. I’d like that cost to be a little lower, but if they convenience enough redeemers to buy a soda, chips, cookies, etc., then this bad boy pays for itself and they get good publicity.
February 24, 2009 No Comments
While I thought this week would have been more nerdy…it wasn’t til the weekend were I finally got a few good nerd licks in.
Two things from this last week:
1) I discovered the new X-Men cartoon on NickToons Network.Â I had no idea they had a new Nick channel and as I was surfing for ANYTHING but the Pistons slaughter in Cleveland to watch on Saturday night, I ran into this channel and their mini-marathon of “Wolverine and the X-Men“.
When growing up (say in college) they had a pretty solid X-Men cartoon on Fox for about 4 or 5 years.Â The animation was crap, but the stories were pretty deep and pulled straight from the comic book.Â I have to say, after watching seven episodes, this one is pretty good too!Â The animation is much better, there is some computer work with vehicles (like on the new “Batman: The Brave and the Bold“) but it’s pretty limited.Â The cartoon is episodic, but you can still get a decent pay-off if you saw them as stand alones.Â I added it to the DVR.Â If you are nerdy, like the X-Men and get NickToons Network…then watch!Â Here’s the promo clip…
Then on Sunday, my brother and his wife came over to the house.Â My brother brought a gift…it was my VERY FIRST STAR WARS FIGURE CASE!!!Â And inside were 39 original figures from all three of the first movies including my very first Chewbacca AND Tuskin Raider!Â He said he found it in a box of stuff he’d been carrying around with him for years.Â Oh happy day!
I never did get back on the computer to play Lego: Batman…but soon my pretty…soon…
Until next week!
February 23, 2009 No Comments
Weekly Deals for Detroit Area StoresÂ Â - 2/23/09:*
Kroger -Â Kroger Bacon, Any Variety, 16 oz.Â (2 for $5 w/ card)
Meijer -Â Thorn Apple Valley Sliced Bacon, 16 oz. (2 for $5)
Hillerâ€™s – Nothing Advertised This Week
Buschâ€™s – Nothing Advertised This Week
Go Get Some!!
Need to see another store on the listâ€¦let me know!
* I donâ€™t believe in Wal-Mart, so if you grocery shop there, youâ€™ll have to find out about the specials your own self!
February 23, 2009 No Comments
Well today was “Bacon Sunday II” and I believe I celebrated well!
I was in the kitchen makin’ my “famous” waffle breakfast this morning. It’s a production…it all starts with bakin’ the bacon! I want the bacon to be finished when the first waffles hit Better Half’s plate.
While the first tray of bacon is in the oven, I make my whipped cream from scratch and start cooking down berries for a fruit compote (today, it was just raspberrys). It takes a few short bursts in the nuker to really break the berries down. By the time that’s all done, the first tray of bacon is out of the oven and the second tray goes in. That’s the single to heat up the waffle iron and make the batter (secret ingredient – a good 2 tsp of vanilla). I have it down so that I can start cooking the first waffles while getting the table made and the last tray of bacon out before they are finished.
Today, a special treat, Better Half made fresh squeezed OJ!!
So my Bacon Sunday breakfast was three waffles with warm raspberry compote and homemade whipped cream along with 6 slices of delicious bacon, coffee and fresh OJ. KA-POW!!
But…as they say….that’s not all. We had some bacon left, so Better Half added it to our slow simmering Potato Soup for dinner…and can I just say…YUM, F’IN YUM!
So there you have it, the alpha and omega of bacon dining on Bacon Sunday!
February 22, 2009 1 Comment
Bacon Sunday II is this Sunday! I have started this movement to encourage everyone to spend one Sunday a month and enjoy a big breakfast with friends / family or even just by yourself with a big old newspaper!Â Of course that breakfast includes bacon!
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February 21, 2009 No Comments
There’s this little Belgium restaurant / pub in Royal Oak, MI called Bastone’s.Â It’s quickly becoming a default place for when my boss and I have to entertain co-workers or partners from out of town.Â They have a very interesting menu and make all their own beer (which is quite tasty!).
So yesterday, we had the folks from TOMCAR Australia* in town and we all went out for dinner at Bastone’s.Â We took way to long to decide our mains as we were engaged in beer consumption and conversation.Â So we finally get to ordering and I start scrambling because I barely looked at the menu (the only thing I saw was that they changed their mac & cheese where before it was thisÂ GREAT black truffle mac & cheese to now a spinach and artichoke mac & cheese…yuck!).Â Boss man orders a pizza and I think quickly, that sounds good, so my eyes quickly scan the pizza section and I see the word “bacon”.Â So of course, what do I order?Â The bacon pizza.
The pizza’s are individual 12″ pies, a good size for me.Â I can typically put down a whole pizza from CPK and those are about the size.Â This pizza was soooooooo rich however, I only could eat three slices!!! (SHOCK!!!) Don’t get me wrong, it was delicious, it was just a little to decadent.Â It was made with a white sauce, fontana cheese, bacon and caramelized onions.Â There were real good size slices of bacon on the pie with pretty even coverage.Â The way that bacon and fontana blended, with the cheese taking in the bacon grease as it cooked…YUMMY!
I feel compelled to give Bastone’s, for this pizza only……
Eight piggies eating bacon!Â While it was delicious, with all that richness it was just a little too much!
* It seems I have a bacon compatriot from the land down under.Â I will be sharing his “Bacon Chronicles” in the coming weeks.
February 20, 2009 No Comments
Ah, a late afternoon bacon time-waster!
bltbaconlettucetomatoÂ - click thru for link.
How many BLT’s can you make?Â It’s harder than you might think.
Developed by Game Jacket.
February 18, 2009 No Comments
Now this is an event I could support!Â Bourbon and Bacon!Â It’s like chocolate and peanut butter!
Click through to watch the video…
February 18, 2009 1 Comment
No worries…last night I finally was able to install wordpress to my domain. I was using wordpress.com and redirecting the blog to thedailybacon.com. Now, through wordpress.org, the program now sits directly on my domain! YEAH!
This will allow me to play with the CSS to create my own design and hopefully open up a lot more widgets to play with.
Anyone a wordpresser who can provide some tips…I’d love to hear what you have to say!
February 18, 2009 No Comments