Wednesday, December 10, 2014

food prep: bacon

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Ohhhhh bacon. AKA meat candy, is probably The Hubs favorite food. The Hubs is bacon obsessed. And it appears as though he is not alone. In 'Merica you can pretty much get bacon anything. Bacon candles, bacon soap, bacon deoderant,..yeah. Not kidding. Google that sh!t. 

We are in our twenties so haven't really started worrying about cholesterol and all that jazz. Jkjk. But for real, if he could have bacon with a side of bacon--he would. Thankfully I am the chef in our home and we consume bacon in a moderate fashion.

When I was still working outside the home, I would purchase pre-cooked bacon on a weekly basis for The Hubs to prevent him from eating Raisin Bran everyday for lunch. {He works from home so makes his own lunch}.

I would even make a special trip to Trader Joe's just to get nitrate-free pre-cooked bacon:

This was an expensive habit, and is not possible with one-income. Bummer. Now we have to cook bacon every time we want some.


I researched pinterest and discovered "How to make perfect bacon".

You bake it!

I put a layer of aluminum foil on a cookie sheet, put the bacon on it, place in oven, and turn oven onto 400 degrees. Start checking your bacon around 10 minutes to make sure it doesn't burn.

Once the bacon is done, place on a plate with paper towels to get off the excess grease. Allow to cool and then place in a gallon size freezer bag {or if you only have the sandwich size, cut the pieces in half to fit}. If you have more than one layer, you can separate the bacon using wax paper. Place in freezer.

Then whenever you want some bacon, pop a slice or two into the microwave for 30 seconds and BOOM. Bacon goodness.

Other than having bacon with a side of bacon, other meal ideas include: turkey bacon clubs, bacon grilled cheese, and breakfast burritos.



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