Sunday, August 17, 2014
Today I am grateful for bacon. I don’t want to be grateful for bacon. I want to hate bacon. I want to think that bacon is evil and that no pig should have to be sacrificed for me to have bacon. But I don’t. I don’t have it often, but I love bacon. I’m a bit of a carnivore, but I know a lot of vegetarians and wondered if I could pull that off. But there would be no bacon. Forget it.
Most times I cook bacon in the microwave, but if I’m making it for a crowd I’ll put it in the oven. I never just fry it on the stove like my mom did. Sometimes, when I’m peeling it apart I think it’s sort of disgusting. Then it starts to cook and the aroma wafts through the house like nothing Glade could ever dream of capturing. I can wake my husband up if I cook bacon and he could sleep through a nuclear explosion.
Although the only camping I plan on doing any more is at the Holiday Inn, I do remember the days when we camped and I would cook bacon for breakfast. Everyone, at every camp site cooked bacon for breakfast. The entire campground smelled like a smokehouse. Can you smell it, yet? Ooooo, yes.
So today I am grateful for bacon. Sorry if you’re a vegetarian, vegan or just plain anit-meat. I’m not trying to convert you and I’m not trying to skeeve you out, but hey. . .it’s crispy, crunchy, salty, fatty bacon. What’s not to love?
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