Posts from — July 2009
So last week my brother leaves the following comment, reprinted as is:
As I was woofing down my “Baconator” yesterday I thought to myselfÂ “Wendy’s really does have the best fast food bacon out there”. Have you researched fast food bacon? Why is Burger Kingsbacon so small and out of shape and lacks in flavor with a waxy texture? is it real bacon? It gets lost under the big Whopper bun! what’s going on with fast food bacon? i dont know if you have already addressed this issue? but if you have could we revisit the topic?! THANKS! your bro
While I am sure this is a topic that someÂ of theÂ more established food / baconÂ blogs may have tackled, it is notÂ one that I have explored at any length.Â So I have decided to do something about that…
July 31, 2009 No Comments
This was an interesting little article I found yesterday on the interwebs – from the “Glen Falls Post-Star” and written by Wendy Baird (no relation).Â Here’s an excerpt:
Bacon: Is it the big obstacle to going green?
I had an interesting conversation with a friend the other day.
She has decided to ditch the paper towels for good â€” substituting reusable rags and cloth napkins instead â€” but she lamented that there are a few times that she still wishes she had them around.
Since our family gave up paper towels a few years ago, I knew just what she was going to say.
Boy let me tell you, I know what they mean.Â I blow through the paper towels whenever I make bacon.Â I have tried to be less dependant on paper, but it is just so bloody convenient.
Wendy goes on to give a few pluses/minusesÂ on some alternatives and finally shares how she has “combatted” the problem.Â You can read the rest of the article here.
Yes, stuff like this can get kinda preachy, but it still raises an interesting question for discussion…and I love that it’s BACON that was making the cold turkey on paper towelsÂ decision so difficult.
July 31, 2009 No Comments
That is V as in the roman numeral five, as in 5th.Â It does not stand for vendetta, victory, visitors of even peace…although I’d live a PEACE of bacon (oh, that was bad, sorry).
Yup, it is time for another BACON SUNDAY!
We’ve had a lot of new folks stopping by since our last “event”, so please allow me a minute to explain just what BACON SUNDAY is…
BACON SUNDAY is a day whereÂ we hereÂ atÂ ”The Daily Bacon“Â encourage you to take some time out of your hectic schedules and goÂ enjoyÂ yourself a good oldÂ breakfast! It could beÂ a getÂ together with friends, family or even just a quiet morning at a greasy spoon with your newspaper.Â I am a HUGE proponent of a great breakfast.Â Some of my favorite memories are around big ole breakfasts.
So, as the name suggests,Â we select a Sunday andÂ of courseÂ encourage you to have bacon with that meal.
We have people who have wanted to “attend” BACON SUNDAY, but don’t dig on pork for various reasons. I have heard their criesÂ andÂ now proclaimÂ that BACON SUNDAY doesn’t even have to include pig…just knowing that you are willing to join in the spirit of the “event” is plenty cool with me!
So grab a pen and write this down…the official date for BACON SUNDAY V is August 23, 2009!
Join us won’t you?!?
July 30, 2009 2 Comments
TBD’s “Disneyland Correspondent”, Laurie (SHOUT OUT) sent the following to me earlier this week…it was likeÂ a little scavenger hunt…
go to www.renegadecraft.com
click on theÂ drawingÂ of the S.F. golden gate bridge, then
click on “check it out” in , then
click on , then
click on bacon, cake, money, flowers, then
click on the picture of the raw bacon weaveÂ (bottom of pics.)
and walla… [Read more →]
July 30, 2009 No Comments
Shock!Â The man who writes about bacon every dayÂ now finds himselfÂ a tad over weight… [Read more →]
July 29, 2009 No Comments
As gardens are starting to bear fruit, one might want to enjoy a cold, crisp salad on a warm summer night!Â Alas even I, your bacon boy, do enjoy a nice salad every once in a while.
When living in Peoria, there was a restaurant, VOP’s (Vonachen’s Old Place), that my bosses father used to own.Â We’d go there for the occassional business lunch and that is where I had a Spinach Salad for the first time.Â The nice thing about a good Spinach Salad is that it usually features both crumbled bacon AND if lucky a warm bacon dressing.
Those memories came back to me today when I found this recipe: [Read more →]
July 28, 2009 No Comments
Last weekend there was this little event called COMIC-CON happening in San Diego.Â Nerd Nirvana for me and many others.Â In all my years, I have only been able to go to San Diego just once and now with Lil’ Baird in the mix andÂ as I amÂ no longer working in the sports and entertainment industries, I probably won’t be able to go again for a few more years…so like many, I gots to get my news through the interwebs.
While catching up today, reading a fewÂ show summaries, I ran into this link on Maximum PC.Â They are featuring 600 images of costumedÂ individualsÂ from this year’sÂ Con.Â I absolutely love CosPlay (I think it stems from my overall love of Halloween)! Some of the outfits you run into at Con’s are just incredible and VERY creative.Â I will spare you the slave Leia orÂ fat guy in spandex photoÂ (although thereÂ are plenty featured) and just share with you the ONE photo that I thought was brilliant:
Ladies and Gentlemen…. [Read more →]
July 28, 2009 1 Comment
Weekly Bacon Deals for Michigan Grocery Store Chains – 7/27/09:
Kroger -Â Kroger Bacon,Â 16 oz. (2 for $5 w/ card)
Meijer – Plumrose Sliced Bacon, 16 oz. ($2.29)
Buschâ€™s -Â Gusto’s Bacon,Â 16 oz.Â ($1.99)
Hillerâ€™s – Our Family Double Smoked Bacon,Â Original orÂ Low Sodium, 16 oz. (2 for $5)
Hollywood – Gusto’s Thick Sliced Bacon,Â 20 oz. (2 for $6.00)
VG’s – Value Time Bacon, 16 oz.Â ($1.59) OR Tyson Sliced Bacon, 16 oz. ($2.79)
Glen’s Market -Â Value Time Bacon, 16 oz.Â ($1.59) OR Tyson Sliced Bacon, 16 oz. ($2.79) OR Spartan Bacon, Select Varieties,Â not including 12 oz.Â (FREE with 400 pts. off Yes card)
SuperValu Foods – No Advertised Specials This Week.
Target – Oscar Mayer Bacon, 12 or 16 oz. ($2.99)
Please note, every store with in a chain is different and may not feature the same specials. When in doubt, check your individual store.
Need to see another store on the listâ€¦let me know!
Go get some!
July 27, 2009 No Comments
- Gettn ready 2 c the Tigrs 2nite – any1 else goin? Holla at your boy! #
- Rain rain stay away #
- Roar #
- I sit down and we r already down 4-0 oh wait 5-0, damn! #
- Brother at the game 2 – nice surprise! #
- Beautiful night but Tigers gettn killd #
- Well at least it didnt rain… #
- They dont validate at the old Greektwn Casino parking lot anymore – WTF DJ? #
- Time 2 catch the train 2 sleepy town #
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July 27, 2009 No Comments
well not exactly 20 years to the day, but indeed 20 years since yours truly graduated from Lakeland High School in White Lake, MI.Â Last night, I went to my reunion…
I really was torn about whether I should go or not and wrote about it on the blog.Â The comments I received both here and on Facebook, a few from former classmates, helped me to decide that yeah I should go.Â The nice thing was that our “rival” high school, Milford,Â was also having their reunion the same night at the same place.Â
So I got there about an hour late (stayed home to watch the end of the Tigers / White Sox game) and as I was walking into the building, I really got a little nervous.Â I had to stop and take a few breaths before opening the door.Â It actually got worse as I went up to the registration table.Â I held out my hand to get my wristband and saw it shaking.Â What the hell Baird?!?Â I needed a drink! [Read more →]
July 26, 2009 1 Comment