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2013 in review

So Lindsey and I have been out of commission due to major life changes…moving, new jobs, graduating from grad school, etc. You name it, its kinda kept us from posting. We didn’t stop cooking though…or home-brewing beer…or curing bacon. We’ll be back soon and would like to hear from you. What things would you like to see us post about? In the meantime, I’ll leave this here…

Thanks for being loyal!

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 720 times in 2013. If it were a cable car, it would take about 12 trips to carry that many people.

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All I Want for Christmas is…a Bacon Silicone Spatula?

So this was really supposed to be posted back in January, but then life happened…

Really, the only two things on my adult Christmas list this year were a record player and  Keurig…well I still haven’t cashed in on all of my gifts, but I’m one for two so far.  The funny thing is that I’m the worst person to buy for unless you completely catch me off guard and don’t listen to my random rants about what I want or would like.  Most of the time, I don’t wait long enough for people to buy things because one week I want it and the next week I buy it.

So I got a gift this year and automatically I recognized the box was from one of my favorite splurge stores Sur la Table.


The box!

It was a little bit weighty, but handed to me with care, so I had NO idea what was inside.  I opened the box to find several items individually wrapped so that I still couldn’t tell what they were, but the gift giver’s face gleamed with pride as if they knew I’d love everything, even before I knew I’d love everything.

The first piece I unwrapped was a bacon Christmas ornament that was all shiny and covered in glitter.  I got my gift a few days after Christmas unfortunately, but it inspired me to do a food themed ornament tree (courtesy of Epicurious) next year instead of the wine bottle one I saw on Pinterest…or maybe I’ll do both!  There were a few other delightful things that I can’t wait to use in my concoctions…a Chianti Classico D.O.P. Extra Virgin Olive Oil and Fattoria Estense Silver Seal Aceto Balsamico di Modena (balsamic vinegar).

The goodies...10-year age balsamic vinegar!!!

The goodies…10-year age balsamic vinegar!!!

The other two items I’m really excited about are my chili-lime seasoned salt and Hepp’s Salt Barrel Gourmet Salts Applewood Smoked Salt.

Good salts...not bath salts!

Good salts…not bath salts!

I’m so eager to use both of these that I’ve already created so many ideas and I’m already contemplating purchasing more.  Stay tuned for a recipe on how to make shrimp tacos and curtido, using the chili-lime salt.  I’m still working on what I can use the Applewood salt for.  Any suggestions?

And the piece de resistance…most people who know me, also know that I’d only like to die of old age or from bacon…hence the blogger name.  Anyway, the last gift was strategically wrapped and placed under all of the other pieces, so I didn’t even realize it was in there.  I open it and lo and behold, it’s a damn bacon spatula…a silicone Tovolo Spatulart bacon spatula!  A bacon ornament wasn’t enough???  I got an awesome, oversized BACON SPATULA!!!  Owww!  It’s big enough to flip a pancake, a slice of French toast, or like 5 whole pieces of bacon!  In case you can’t tell, I’m uber excited about this thing and I plan to use it this weekend for brunch.

So baconly awesome!

So baconly awesome!

I haven’t even finished opening my presents yet and its after the new year…I’m just so caught up with this one.  I didn’t even care to write an informational or worthwhile post…I just wanted to talk about everything in this box.  Keep your eyes open for upcoming posts using this stuff.  Happy New Year!!!

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Valentine’s Day is dumb. But food is awesome!

Like I told JT: I might think that Valentine’s Day is dumb and hyper-commercialized, but I’d be lying if I said I didn’t like getting Valentine-y stuff. I just can’t help myself.

Thanks to SMU’s theatre schedule, JT has been in tech pretty much every day for almost two weeks–including Valentine’s Day–so any plans we wanted to make had to be scheduled around tech. This resulted in me cooking dinner on Saturday, and JT planning a Valentine’s Day lunch. Both were fantastically tasty. And JT definitively took the title of Best Boyfriend in the History of Ever.

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Because Imma Fat Girl, I Committed a Cardinal Sin

So another night goes by where I’m supposed to be tackling these 10 loads of laundry strewn across my room, but that was cut short long before the hunger monster crept up on me.  Gaga’s performance nipped the whole night in the bud and shortly after that, I found out that Chicago was coming on, so I had the rest of my night planned.  The night continues to go as planned until I feel a rumble in my tummy…I hadn’t eaten since 7.  While trying to figure out what I was going to eat to make me feel full or at least somewhat full, I realized that I didn’t have a damn thing in here because I’m about to leave for vacation.  After a little meandering, I found some leftovers from my brunch on Saturday and was determined to make it work.  I decided to make a sandwich with these sandwich thins things.

The "thins things"

This is where things begin to get a bit sticky with my namesake…my friend bought some turkey bacon for the brunch I had on Saturday and there was some left.  As the Bacon Aficionado, how dare I eat turkey bacon!  I’m actually about to vomit thinking about this.  Anyhow, that’s the only meat product in my fridge so I go for it.  I figured that if I cooked enough pieces it’ll give me the thickness and taste of legitimate porkified baconry…nope!  It looked like a Fruit Roll-Up, smelled like ham, didn’t crinkle up like the real bacon in the picture on the packaging and tasted like crap!


But I was hungry, so I grabbed some fresh spinach (who will almost always make an appearance in my blogs), slathered some spicy deli mustard on that bad boy and went to town!


The sandwich wasn’t as bad as I thought…it had the taste of meat, not the bacon that I was looking for, but it was sufficient.  I’m sure I’ll be the first one the Lord decides to smite during the next (REAL) rapture!

Dig in...here's hopin'!


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