Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Bacon: There's nothing better

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This is my single favorite Costco food item. I like it so much, and my children like it so much, that for a while I considered writing a parenting column called "With Bacon on Top," about how to get your kids to do things they would prefer not to do. The point being (am I stating the obvious?) that if you put bacon on top of anything, they will eat it. Maybe even ice cream. Note to self: Bacon-flavored ice cream. Try that sometime.

Here are some of the things I do with this pre-cooked, already crumbled bacon. Which, by the way, does not taste artificial at all. It's really good.

  1. Add it to scrambled eggs, then put the eggs on toast with cheese for a quick breakfast sandwich.
  2. Make a quiche using this bacon, shredded Gruyere cheese and blanched asparagus.
  3. Sprinkle it into chicken salad.
  4. Add it to a bolognese sauce (saute it with the onions and garlic, before the ground meat goes in) - you won't believe the depth of flavor.
  5. Sprinkle it on pizza, either homemade (before baking) or takeout (after, naturally).
  6. Add it to a Caesar salad.
  7. Use it in any kind of bean soup.

That's all I can think of off the top of my head. Your turn!

2 comments:

Erin said...

If you really want to make bacon ice cream, check out the blog Miss Ginsu, she has a few recipes that are to die for.

Erika said...

Hmm. I thought I was sort of kidding about the bacon ice cream. But maybe I wasn't....

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