Monthly Archives: September 2014
While reading Harley Quinn’s Future’s End One-Shot (By: Jimmy Palmiotti and Amanda Conner), there was a wonderful bacon mention! I KNEW there were even more reasons for me to love Harley, Jimmy and Amanda.
This year, Bacon Day landed on August 30th.
I was lucky enough to have a wonderful co-worker (Megan) switch Saturdays with me this year. This meant I was able to get up early, get ready and immediately start cooking bacon.
We had an awesome guest list: My pops (Gerald) and mom (Sandra), Ric’s mom (Carolyn) and her friend David, my brother Jimmy, sister in law Robin, nieces Cameron and Morgan, cousin Stephen, Charlie, Rebecca, Autumn, Rick, Brook, Evan, Aaron, Jill, Alex, and MacKenzie.
Everyone showed up with various bacon goodies, packages of bacon, booze, and other supplies. We were so overwhelmed with the generosity from all of our family and friends. This year really showed us how much Bacon Day can be so amazing! In fact, we were so overwhelmed with food that Ric and I were unable to do a couple recipes we had on hand. One of which was Chocolate Covered Ice Cream Bacon Tacos. But don’t worry all these recipes will make it to the blog!
Here is the menu from Bacon Day 2014:
* Sweet & Spicy Bacon Twists, By: Robin
* Bacon Wrapped Sweet Pickled Watermelon Rinds, By: Rebecca
* Crab Dip with Bacon Cups, By: Autumn (pending recipe)
* Pringles: Bacon Flavored – Brought by Jimmy/Robin/Cameron/Morgan
* Bacon Burger Sliders, By: Jimmy (pending recipe)
* Bacon-Wrapped Pork Tenderloin, By: Stephen
* Bacon Jalapeño Corn Bread, By: Charlie
* Vanilla and Corn Infused Bacon Gravy and Brioche Biscuits, By: Jill (pending recipe)
* Curry Bacon Pasta, By: Elle
* Bacon Explosion, By: Ric & Elle
– Bacon Bloody Marys, By: Autumn (pending recipe)
Bacon Explosion News from Bacon Day:
* We decided to try yet another type of meat mixture for the “meat blanket” portion of the Bacon Explosion: Pork Chorizo and Breakfast Sausage from Petty’s Meats in Longwood and also some ground pork from the supermarket.
* For the bacon lattice, it came together wonderfully.
*…… then, I had the bright idea of putting a little coconut oil on it between going from the oven to the grill…. and it actually EXPLODED. But, don’t worry, we had plenty of bacon. I removed the outside lattice and the inside was cooked enough that it held together. I made another bacon lattice, wrapped it back up, and started over with the cooking. Turned out great!
And CHRISTOPHER DANIELS????
Wait. You don’t know about this? There have been some words going back and forth with Bacon in the Oven, The Read Pile and Christopher Daniels leading up to Bacon Day. To sum it up, I challenged Daniels to a Bacon-Off to take place on Bacon Day. The results to all of this turned out wonderfully! If you unfortunately missed out on all the fun through my twitter and The Read Pile’s shows, don’t despair: Elle vs Daniels.
After thoughts of Elle:
I am so happy with how Bacon Day went! We had lots of food, great company, a comical event took place, and I discovered “coconut oil bad for grill”. But as with every Bacon Day that passes, I instantly think of more ways to celebrate and immediately start thinking of next year. 🙂
So if you haven’t noticed, I not only am obsessed with bacon and cats, but also enjoy comic books. In fact, I am the co-host of an online comic book review show called The Read Pile. Back in May of this year, we reviewed a comic that was sent to us by Aw Yeah Comics, called “Christopher Daniels & Kazarian Wrestle Aw Yeah Comics!”. During Episode 4, we did a review where it was revealed that I was being “nice” with my review and Ric exposes my original review. Christopher Daniels actually reaches out to Ric asking what it was that I didn’t like about the comic…. and well, things kind of took off from there – leading to me calling Daniels out for a bacon challenge on Bacon Day.
It was a great deal of fun during our adventures with Daniels, and we thank him for his time and all his fellow love for bacon. If you missed out on the fun, don’t worry! Here is a follow through of our fued (don’t worry, each episode link starts at the time needed for easy viewing):
Episode 4: We review “Christopher Daniels & Kazarian Wrestle Aw Yeah Comics!”.
Episode 5: Elle throws out a threat to Daniels.
Episode 6: Elle challeneges The Fallen Angel to a Bacon Challenge.
Episode 7: Christopher Daniels responds via video.
Episode 8: Ric tries to talk Elle out of the challenge, but she just feeds the fire with another response back to Daniels.
Episode 20: Bacon Day coming up… challenge coming up?
Bacon Day Video
Episode 21: Elle has some words.
Episode 21: Ric talks about his Bacon Day experience.