A look to the past: International Bacon Day 2010:
For my second year of International Bacon Day (September 4, 2010), I wanted to try new bacon dishes but was still a little lazy in my ideas. To start with, my choices in bacon were Applewood and Turkey. I’m sure there was a third but I can’t get my mind to remember (greasy fog… ha!).
I actually started Bacon Day early this particular year. I made Applesauce Bacon Pancakes with Blackberry Butter Syrup Topping late the night before. I couldn’t wait to start Bacon day and wanted to enjoy some bacon with my boyfriend, Ric.
I had mentioned Bacon Day to several employees at work and everyone seemed thrilled. So, I got up early, made bacon, and took a tuberware to share with my fellow co-workers that day. The doctor working that day brought bagels and smear. I enjoyed a raisin and cinnamon bagel with garden smear and bacon.
When I got home after my Saturday shift, it was about time for lunch. I wanted to have something a little light but knew I needed to include bacon. I decided to make an easy sandwich: Turkey Bologna with Swiss Cheese, Avocado and Turkey Bacon on Wheat Bread.
As a snack, I wanted to try chocolate covered bacon again. As I mention in 2009 post, I have not been able to get chocolate morsels to melt for me the right way since. I did get the bacon covered but not as well as in 2009. I used white chocolate on turkey bacon and topped the strips with honey roasted almond slices. So far, this is my favorite choice of chocolate covered bacon.
For dinner, Ric and I had a roast sitting out to cook. At this point I really did not know how to include the bacon and just added my seasonings like usual and added bacon on top to bake with it. We included some red potatoes, which didn’t help ‘lighten’ the dinner up. Everything seemed to be sitting pretty heavy by the time dinner was cooked and eaten. But we still had dessert.
For dessert, I REALLY wanted to try caramel bacon but did something wrong so it would not hold. I quickly decided I would make this caramel into a topping for an angel food cake I already had the mix for. The topping included caramel, crumbled turkey bacon, half melted white chocolate morsels, and almonds. It was so sweet. I may never make this again. It was good but you can only handle a small amount unless you have a major sweet tooth.
Once again, I had enjoyed Bacon Day and because I survived it, I considered it successful. I wasn’t as creative as I hoped but maybe next year will be. I’m really interested in finding someway to incorporate beer. I did already request the day off of work (yes, I am aware of the date) because I plan on really making this year an EVENT.