Posts from — October 2011
I hope you are all enjoying this all hallows’ eve. Got home about an hour ago from takin’ Lil’ out Trick or Treatin’. This was a good year!
In keeping with the spirit of the evening, enjoy some creepy crawlin’ bacon.
Happy Halloween everyone!
October 31, 2011 No Comments
We’ve got balls of dough covering bacon flavored mayonnaise.
Yup, deep fried baconniase.
Let me say that again…
DEEP … FRIED … BACONNIASE!
The end is nigh my friends.
October 28, 2011 No Comments
October 27, 2011 1 Comment
I am TOTALLY making this over the weekend…
Maple Bacon Caramel Corn
- 5 slices bacon
- 6-8 cups air popped popcorn
- 1 cup packed brown sugar
- 1/2 cup maple syrup or corn syrup
- 1/4 cup butter
- 1 tsp. vanilla or maple extract
- 1/4 tsp. baking soda
- 1/2 cup pecan pieces or halves (optional)
- Preheat oven to 250° F. In a medium skillet, cook the bacon until crisp. Transfer to a plate, crumble or chop into chunky pieces and reserve 1-2 tablespoons of the drippings.
- Spray a large bowl with non-stick spray and put the popcorn in it, along with the pecans if you’re using them.
- Combine the brown sugar, corn syrup, butter and reserved bacon drippings in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil over medium heat. Boil without stirring, swirling the pan occasionally, for 4 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in the vanilla and baking soda. It will foam up at first.
- Quickly pour over the popcorn and stir to coat well, adding the reserved bacon. Tongs work really well for this! Spread onto a cookie sheet or roasting pan and bake for 30 minutes, stirring once or twice. Cool.
Makes about 7 cups.
October 25, 2011 No Comments
That headline comes straight out of this article from the Memphis Commercial Appeal:
Think profits for Memphis-based Monogram Food Solutions, which is due to launch its bacon jerky in Walmart stores this week.
“It’s our first item to go national and be available in all the Walmart stores, so it’s a big step,” said president and chief operating officer Wes Jackson, 50, former executive with Sara Lee and Jimmy Dean Foods.
“We hope to be in 10,000 stores by the first of next year,” added chairman and CEO Karl Schledwitz, 60, lawyer and real estate developer and investor.
10,000 stores! Bring me some of that bacon jerky! Kickin’ it in the office, those 2:30 pm munchies hit and I can now reach for yummy, yummy bacon straight out of my desk drawer. SCORE!
It will be sold as Trail’s Best Bacon Jerky in Walmart, Wild Bill’s in convenience stores and other outlets in the Northeast and Bass Pro Shops’ Uncle Buck’s label, primarily in the South.
October 24, 2011 2 Comments
Are you ready for the Smithfield “PouchPack”?
Sorry, that was the biggest image could find. From the Smithfield press release:
SMITHFIELD, Va. – Hearing bacon-lovers’ cry for more delicious Smithfield bacon in a package that keeps bacon fresh, the company rolls-out an innovative package design new to the retail bacon category. Smithfield PouchPack is the only bacon package to offer two stay-fresh pouches each containing approximately six slices of uncooked, stacked bacon. The pouches are perforated for easy separation allowing consumers the flexibility of choosing how much bacon to cook at one time. The bacon saved for later stays fresh, sealed in the pouch for the next occasion.
The Smithfield PouchPack has additional advantages over typical bacon packaging in terms of convenience. Each pouch has an E-Z Peel opening that gives the consumer easy, mess-free access to the bacon. In other words, no more scissors and greasy hands. Plus, the bacon in the pouch is stacked so slices peel apart more easily.
This is something I can get behind. The only issue I have is that there are only six slices in each pouch. Typically you get 16 slices in a standard pound. Where did the extra four slices go? Well, you’re paying for it in convenience. I need eight slices Smithfield. Eight slices = two BLT sandwiches. Six slices does not cut it! Eight slices = four for daddy, two for Better Half and two for Lil’ (of which I’d eat one). Six slices and my family goes hungry.
So bravo on concept but let’s get those slices back in the pack.
October 20, 2011 No Comments
October 19, 2011 No Comments
With this announcement, a seal was broken…those aren’t four horses, they are four pigs hoofin’ our way.
I’m just going to print the press release verbatim. It’s everything you need to know:
Oct. 18, 2011, 8:00 a.m. EDT
Everything’s Better with Bacon: Kentucky Fried Chicken(R) Adds Sizzling Sixth Layer to Its Already Famous Bowls
KFC Celebrates Fifth Anniversary of Famous Bowls with new Cheesy Bacon Bowl; Awards One Fan who Tweets about New Menu Item a Year’s Worth of KFC
LOUISVILLE, Ky., Oct 18, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Bring on the bacon: KFC, the world’s most popular chicken restaurant chain, has added a new layer to its KFC Famous Bowls(R), giving bacon lovers a reason to go hog wild for the fan-favorite menu item now topped with smoky bacon goodness and priced at only $3.99.
KFC’s new Cheesy Bacon Bowls feature a generous serving of creamy mashed potatoes, layered with sweet kernel corn and loaded with bite-sized pieces of crispy Popcorn Chicken. The entire bowl is drizzled with signature home-style gravy and topped off with a shredded three-cheese blend — and now, a layer of crispy bacon.
“Five years ago we unveiled our KFC Famous Bowls to great consumer fanfare. The menu item was even named the Most Memorable New Product Launch of 2006(1),” said KFC Chief Marketing Officer Barry Westrum. “Since then, they’ve been a consistent fan favorite. And to honor the fifth anniversary, we’ve added an amazing new layer of bacon, creating the Cheesy Bacon Bowl.”
“Bring Home the Bacon” Twitter Giveaway
KFC wants to know what America thinks of its new Cheesy Bacon Bowls. The chain will pick one consumer who follows @kfc_colonel and tweets about the new savory layer of KFC’s Famous Bowls using the hashtag #BaconBowls to win a year’s worth of Cheesy Bacon Bowls and other KFC favorites(2).
Tweets will be reviewed between October 18 and October 28 and judged based on originality, creativity and adherence to brand relevance and bacon theme. Complete rules available at KFC.com [ http://www.kfc.com/about/newsroom/101811_rules.pdf ].
KFC’s Cheesy Bacon Bowls — Six Reasons to be Famous
KFC’s Cheesy Bacon Bowls offer six layers of famous KFC flavors for a portable, complete meal-on-the-go. In addition to the new Cheesy Bacon Bowls, KFC also offers the traditional Mashed Potato Bowl (all the ingredients of the Cheesy Bacon Bowl, except bacon).
Cheesy Bacon Bowls are available for $3.99 for a limited time at participating KFC(R) restaurants. (Prices may vary. Tax extra.) Visit www.kfc.com for more information on KFC’s new Cheesy Bacon Bowls.
There you go. Bacon makes everything better? I don’t know about this one KFC.
October 18, 2011 No Comments
Yesterday, watching football…
“Mike, do you want a sandwich?”
“How about a BLT?”
“One or two?”
10 minutes later…two simple, delicious sandwiches arrive on the ottoman in front of me.
Life is good Thanks baby!
October 17, 2011 No Comments
What an incredible sports week this has been…
Tigers in the ALCS (and play game six tonight).
Lions on Monday Night Football, still undefeated and have the 49ers playing here tomorrow.
Red Wings season started and quickly out to a 3-0 start.
Midnight Madness last night with Izzo “flying” onto the Breslin Center court.
and just a few hours ago, Spartans defeated arch rival Michigan.
Seriously, it’s just been awesome!
October 15, 2011 No Comments