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Posts from — November 2009

Where Should I Eat? Follow the Chart…

If you are ever confused again about where you should eat, go and visit my soon to be new friends over at Eating The Road.

They are the creators of some terrific flowcharts – all helping to make one’s life choices that much easier.  Behold…

Now wasn’t that easy?!?  No more need to make that pesky decision when you can just rely on the chart!

Now if I could only convince them to do a bacon cheeseburger chart.  That would make my “Fast Food Friday” decisions so much simpler.

Check out the Breakfast Cereal and Chain Restaurant charts too…

Oh, by the way, the rest of the blog is pure awesomeness!!  When my blog grows up I can only hope to be so cool.  They are now on my “check every day” list.  Try ‘em, you might like ‘em.

November 30, 2009   No Comments

Happy Thanksgiving!!

On this day that is all about reflection I can truly say that I am one lucky man!

I have a great family with a healthy, fun and engaging child!  Not to mention a wife that continues for some reason to put up with me.

I have the tremendous fortune of wonderful friends and colleagues who provide such an incredible support system.

I have always been able to do what I love for a living!

I have never had to completely “grow-up”.

I laugh often.

Things are good!

Could the be better? Sure.  Especially now as I am facing  the uncertainty of changes in my professional life.  But today, I’m going to hug my family and take the time to truly appreciate just how lucky I am.

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!

November 26, 2009   No Comments

Better with Bacon – Bacon Wrapped Roasted Turkey…

Yup - two “Better with Bacon” posts this week.  How could I not share this recipe on the eve of Turkey Day?!?

Here was the headline for this recipe:

Bacon adds to holiday gluttony

Perfect!

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Recipe after the jump. [Read more →]

November 25, 2009   No Comments

Goin’ to the Market…Week 46

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!  Here are your weekly bacon specials at Michigan grocery store chains for the week of 11/23 – 11/29/09. 

If your going to wrap that turkey in bacon, you’ll know where you can save a buck ;-) 

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Kroger- Oscar Mayer Bacon, Any Variety, 12-16 oz. (BOGO w/card)

Meijer - Smithfield Premium Sliced Bacon, 16 oz. ($2.20)

Busch’s - Spartan Bacon, 16 oz, (2 for $5)

Hiller’s - Oscar Mayer Bacon, Select Varieties, 16 oz. ($2.99)

Hollywood - Thick Cut Platter Bacon at the Meat Counter ($2.79/lb)

VG’s - Spartan Bacon, Select Varieties, 16 oz. (2 for 5)

Glen’s Market - Spartan Bacon, Select Varieties, 16 oz. (2 for 5 or free with 500 pts.)

D&W Fresh Market – Spartan Bacon, Select Varieties, 16 oz. (2 for 5)

Felpausch – Spartan Bacon, Select Varieties, 16 oz. (2 for 5)

SuperValu Foods – Farmland Bacon, Select Varieties, 12-16 oz. ($2.99)

Target - Oscar Mayer Bacon, 12 and 16 oz. ($2.79)

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 list? Let me know!

Go get some!

November 24, 2009   1 Comment

Saturday Morning Video Funhouse…

Is there a better way to start the day than watching a 1907 moving picture of a dancing french pig?

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I think not!

Have a great weekend everyone.  Go Green, let’s end the season on a high note!

November 21, 2009   2 Comments

Top Chef – Culinary Olympics

Well now that was interesting…

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Thoughts about last night’s “Top Chef: Las Vegas” after the jump…  [Read more →]

November 19, 2009   4 Comments

Bacon Flavored Envelopes…

I really have to give props to the folks over at Bacon Salt.  While I am not a big fan of their product, they have done a great job of developing unique product extensions that keep them buzzworthy throughout the interwebs and baconverse.  They’ve built a mini-faux bacon tasting empire so more power to them!! 

Their latest and I think most brilliant invention - MMMvelopes.

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From their site:

Technology has given us a lot lately. The car. TV. X-rays. The refrigerator. The Internet. Heck, we even cured polio. But what have our envelopes tasted like for the last 4,000 years? Armpit, that’s what.

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So, after thousands of years and kajillions of horrible tasting envelopes licked, we’re happy to report that J&D’s Bacon-Flavored Mmmvelopes are here to save the day. No longer will envelopes taste like the underside of your car. You can enjoy the taste of delicious bacon instead.

That’s some good copy writing! Oh, and a very fun product!  Pack of 25 for $6.99 over at baconsalt.com.

November 18, 2009   No Comments

Goin’ to the Market…Week 45

Here are your bacon specials, as advertised, for Michigan grocery chains the week of 11/16 – 11/22/09.

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Kroger- Oscar Mayer Bacon, Any Variety, 12-16 oz. (2 for $6 w/ card) or Hormel Black Label Bacon, 16 oz. (BOGO w/card)

Meijer - Thorn Apple Valley Bacon, Select Varieties Varieties, 16 oz. (2 for $5)

Busch’s - Oscar Mayer Bacon, Select Varieties, 12 – 16 oz, ($1.99 when you buy any 10 Mix-N-Match products)

Hiller’s - Oscar Mayer Bacon, Select Varieties, 16 oz. ($2.99)

Hollywood - Thick Cut Platter Bacon at the Meat Counter ($2.79/lb)

VG’s - Hormel Sliced Bacon, Select Varieties, 16 oz. ($2.99) or Spartan Bacon, Select Varieties, 16 oz ($1.88 – Thurs./Fri./Sat sale)

Glen’s Market - Hormel Sliced Bacon, Select Varieties, 16 oz. ($2.99) or Spartan Bacon, Select Varieties, 16 oz ($1.88 or free with 500 pts. - Thurs./Fri./Sat sale)

D&W Fresh Market – Hormel Sliced Bacon, Select Varieties, 16 oz. ($2.99)

Felpausch – Hormel Sliced Bacon, Select Varieties, 16 oz. ($2.99) or Spartan Bacon, Select Varieties, 16 oz ($1.88 – Thurs./Fri./Sat sale)

SuperValu Foods – Farmland Bacon, Select Varieties, 12-16 oz. ($2.99)

Target - No Advertised Specials this Week.

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 list? Let me know!

Go get some!

November 17, 2009   No Comments

Lunch…

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;-)

November 17, 2009   No Comments

Top Chef – The Strip…

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So last week Top Chef aired some  stupid “where are they now” type dinner party / conversation with past contestants.  BORING!!!  and disappointing as they didn’t make any sort of programming note after the previous week’s episode.  So last night’s was the first new ep in two weeks and that is on the heals of their last break in episodes…what’s up Bravo scheduling department???  Way to kill momentum.

Anywhooo…comments on this week’s show after the jump. [Read more →]

November 13, 2009   No Comments