Tag Archive | Bacon

Bacon Thing Of The Day: Mini Bacon Plush

Mini Bacon Plush
Photos By Gail

How long has it been since I featured a Bacon Thing of The Day on this site? The answer is: So very long. The wait is now over, however, as a I recently located an apprioriate Bacon Thing of The Day in the form of this teeny Plush Bacon Toy. Oh, the cuteness.

Mini Bacon Plush

Mini Bacon Plush is by Yummy World, and you can see by the tag that they make an entire line of cute mini-plush food item toys. Because someone had to.

Photographed at It’Sugar, Located at 1318 Surf Avenue in Coney Island, Brooklyn.

Shark Attack With a Side Bacon!

Shark Attack Bacon
Photo By Gail

You might remember this happy Grinning Shark cartoon from my rad coverage of 2018’s outrageously fun Five Points Festival. Or maybe not. Holding a side of Crispy Bacon and ready to chomp, this Shark is the work of the artist known only as Sharpy, who created it for the Red Envelope Show, which was up at Flushing Town Hall from January 5th through the 27th. And why the Bacon, you may ask? Well, to celebrate the Year of The Pig, of course!

Bacon Thing of The Day: Godshall’s Uncured Turkey Bacon!

Front of Bacon Package
All Photos By Gail

I think you will all agree that it has been far too long since we have featured a quality Bacon Thing of the Day post on this here Rad Blog, but that dry spell has officially come to end! I recently received a shipment of Godshall’s Uncured Turkey Bacon to review for The Gig, and, trust me, it was worth waiting for. Fans who love the delicious, smoked taste and versatility of Bacon, but would prefer to avoid the greasy mess and clean up — not to mention the time it takes to fry it up to crispy perfection — are going to want to check this out!

Back of Bacon Package

Godshall’s Uncured Turkey Bacon is the same real meat, with the real wood smoked Turkey Bacon taste, but with no nitrates or nitrites! It is gluten free with no MSG, and 50% less fat than USDA data for Pork Bacon. And since this Turkey Bacon it is already fully cooked, it can be heated up and ready to eat in just a few seconds.

Bacon and Package

Out of the wrapper, the Bacon looks very much like a piece of high quality meat  jerky, but it remains tender to the bite.

Bacon in the Package

The meat is not greasy to the touch and warms quickly earth in the microwave, or  in a skillet on the stove top, which is what I did, since I do not own a microwave.

Bacon in the Pan

As you can see, the Godshall’s Turkey Bacon has no fat on it, so this bacon will not become crisp like regular pork bacon. It only needs about 25 seconds on each side to warm, so be careful not to over cook it, because that can lead to toughness.

Bacon and Egg Breakfast

Here is what my finished Bacon and Egg breakfast looked like! Except for the absence of crispness, the Bacon-taste of Godshall’s Turkey Bacon is going to please any bacon lover.

Serving Suggestion

If you can make decent pancakes, here is another serving suggestion for this tasty bacon. I have also used Godshall’s Turkey Bacon in a cheese and bacon omelet, and in an easy Pasta Carbonara, both with excellent results!

Pasta Carbonara

With a bit of culinary creativity, I am sure you could use Godshall’s Uncured Turkey Bacon as a substitute for pork bacon in many recipes! Find out more about Godshall’s fine meat products at This Link!

Pink Thing of The Day: Pink Alarm Clock with a Pig on It

Pink Pig Alarm Clock
Photo By Gail

This Pink Old School Alarm Clock could also serve as a Bacon Thing of the Day, not only because it has a happy hog on its face, but because I snapped this photo at the Great Big Bacon Picnic, which I attended over the summer.

Bacon Thing of The Day: Bacon and Egg Flag

Bacon and Egg Flag
Photo By Gail

I saw this fun Bacon and Egg Flag proudly displayed in the booth for Roni Sue Chocolates at the Great Big Bacon Picnic this past weekend. I think it’s from one of the southwestern states, but I forget which one. If anyone knows please leave it in the comments!

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Bacon Thing of The Day: Adventure Time Bacon Pancakes T-Shirt!

Jake Bacon Pancakes

Adventure Time fans know that Jake the Dog loves his Bacon Pancakes! Get this fantastic design, by Droidloot, on a variety of T-Shirt styles including ladies, long sleeved, and even a dog t-shirt (!), plus hoodies and more, starting at just $19.95, at This Link!

Bacon Thing of The Day: Bacon Chewbacca!

Bacon Chewie
“My Bacon Was a Little Chewie…” Image Source

This likeness of Chewie the Wookie — from the Star Wars franchise — created from delicious, crispy Bacon, was found on Pinterest.

Bacon Thing of The Day: Bacon Wrapped Big Bite

Bacon Wrapped Big Bite
All Photos By Gail

A Big Bite a Bacon-Wrapped Hot Dog sold by the 7 Eleven convenience store chain. I say for $1.99, how bad can it be? I might have to find out.

7 Eleven Store Front

Bacon Thing of The Day: Bacon Body Wash!

Bacon Body Wash

Ladies: imagine how the guys would flock to and hover about you if you smelled like freshly washed bacon! This Bacon Body Wash by novelty retailers Archie McPhee will make you smell like a delicious breakfast and sells for just $5.00 for 5 ounce bottle, at This Link!

Thanks to Ava Rave for the Image!

Easy Pasta Carbonara Featuring Jones Dairy Farm Cherrywood Smoked Bacon!

Jones Diary Farm Bacon
All Photos By Gail

Hello and welcome back to another enlightening episode of Cooking With Gail, a post where I make a delicious dinner from stuff I already have in my house. Today we are making a super easy Pasta Carbonara featuring Jones Dairy Farm Cherrywood Smoked Bacon. Bacon is something I like to keep on hand when possible, and recently I was sent an assortment off tasty meats from Jones Dairy Farm, including several types of Sausage, Ham Steaks, Canadian Bacon and, of course, the Cherrywood Smoked Bacon pictured above. What I am trying to do is use these meats in ways that differ from the standard manner of just cooking them up for breakfast with a side of eggs. While Pasta Carbonara does include both Bacon and Eggs, you will be surprised at how fancy these ingredients can taste. Fancy!

Raw Bacon

What you will need to make Pasta Carbonara ala Gail for one is:

Three or more strips of raw bacon (I like to cut it in half for easier cooking)

One egg (beaten)

Margarine or butter

Pasta of your choice (I used spaghetti)

Cheese (optional)

Beaten Egg

While the pasta cooks in boiling salted water, cut the bacon in half, if desired, and fry it up until crispy. Beat the egg well and set aside. Lay the cooked bacon on paper towels and then, when cool, break it up into smaller pieces.

Crumbled Bacon

You may be thinking that Bacon is Bacon, and that all Bacon is created equally delicious. I am here to tell you that this is not necessarily the case. Jones Diary Farm Cherrywood Smoked Bacon cooks up quickly and gets very crisp, because it has an excellent balance of fat to meat on each strip. I do not know if that is owed to their superior butchering technique, or if they have magic pigs, or what. I just know that when I say I like my bacon cooked until it is “stiff, like little boards,” this is what I am talking about.

Another stand out quality of Jones Dairy Farm Cherrywood Smoked Bacon is the slightly sweet taste that is infused in the meat from the mild Cherrywood smoke. The flavor is distinct and noticeable immediately on your fist bite. I really love it.

But let’s get back to the Carbonara Prep!

Hot Pasta and Butter

Return the cooked, drained pasta to the pan and add butter or margarine to taste, to add flavor and keep the noodles from sticking together. Next, add the beaten egg a little at a time, stirring well between each addition to blend and let the hot pasta cook the egg into a smooth, sauce-like consistency. In this case, it’s all in the wrist. At this point, you can add some grated Parmesan cheese, if you like. You are almost done, and ready to eat a delicious, home cooked meal!

Pasta Carbonara Finished Dish

Plate the Pasta and add crumbled Bacon on top! So easy, so quick and so darn good! Make sure you have a glass of your favorite red wind on hand to accompany this fine dinner!

Get more information about Jones Dairy Farm meats, get recipes and find out where to purchase them in your neighborhood, at This Link!