Friday, November 15, 2013

Bacon Strips Adhesive Banages and Uncle Oinker's Bacon Mints

Greetings fellow lovers!

My good friend Kat sent me a neat little bacon "care package" today!

Kat told me there'd be a surprise in the box and Kat did not disappoint!

The bacon mints have a nice hint of bacon amongst their minty flavor.

So a big thanks to my friend Kat for this package!

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Kettle Brand Maple Bacon Potato Chips

Greetings, fellow bacon lovers!

My sister's best friend, Kim suggested I try these chips.

They are Kettle Brand Maple Bacon potato chips.  They are available at Whole Foods.

For health conscious bacon lovers, take heart they have no trans fat, MSG, preservatives, gluten, or GMOs.

They are also only 150 calories, 9 grams of fat, 1 gram of saturated and polyunsaturated fat each, and 7 grams of monounsaturated fat.  No cholestorol, and 400 grams of potassium.

Now with all the health stuff out of the way, how does it taste?

At first I was hit with a sugary, maple taste, but as I chewed on the chip, that flavor turned into the salty, bacon-y flavor.  And I think it was excellent(and I am not really a big fan of "kettle" chips.)

These chips are available at Whole Foods and as I end up at Whole Foods once a month picking up gluten free bread for our church communion, I'll be sure to pick up more of these chips.

Thanks for reading and happy baconing!

Friday, November 1, 2013

Bacon Cinnamon Rolls!

Greetings fellow bacon lovers!

Today I decided to try a recipe I found here

So I have my ingredients:

(Yes I guess you could say I cheated and used pre-cooked, but I think the pre-cooked is just as tasty as the real thing.)

What you're supposed to do it cook the bacon per package instructions, using one strip of bacon per cinnamon roll(ie, 8 rolls=8 strips of bacon), disassemble the cinnamon rolls, put the slightly cooked bacon inside the rolls, and roll them back up.  I learned an important this time, next time, use Grands cinnamon rolls.  But these will do in a pinch.  I say to use Grands is because you can unroll the rolls easier.

Here they are ready to go into the oven.  I used a bundt pan because our metal roll pan is MIA.  But the bundt pan will work too(Thanks, America's Test Kitchen!)

I put them in a 400 degree oven(according to cinnamon roll directions) for 14 minutes(in retrospect I should have done 12 or 13 but I think they came out good(and even my Mom said they were tasty!)

And there you have the final product. 

I think this was a nice savory addition to the cinnamon rolls, and who am I kidding, everything's better with bacon!

Thanks for reading and happy baconing!

Sunday, October 27, 2013

I wasn't planing on having a Halloween costume this year...

Greetings fellow bacon lovers!

I LOVED Halloween growing up as a kid.  One of the reasons was obviously, getting the candy but the other reason was my mom.  My mom, being the creative genius she is, ALWAYS made my costumes.  Over the years, I've gone as a lion, Elvis, a Dwarf(from Snow White) "Herbie Husker", mascot of the Nebraska Cornhuskers, and many more.

My church resurrected a Halloween party this year, and I originally wasn't going to go in costume.  I was going to just find a Halloween shirt at Walmart and call it good.

Until, that is, till I went down the costume aisle and Mom's genius struck again.

I showed up at the Halloween party as(and of course, this is the perfect tie in to this blog):

Yup, I showed up like this and said "I am the Bacon Monster."

People LOVED it.  People were taking pictures of me in it and I felt like a kid again!

So have you ever dressed up as a favorite food for Halloween? Or any food for that matter?

Leave a comment below.

Thanks for reading, Happy Halloween and happy baconing!

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Nice! Maple Flavored Bacon jerky review

Greetings bacon lovers!

The Bacon Monster fan Tiffany alerted me to Nice! brand Maple Flavored bacon jerky so, Tiffany, this review is for you!

I have really gotten to enjoy bacon jerky lately.  I really do prefer it to beef jerky, mainly because I it doesn't taste like shoe leather or taste like you're trying to eat a shoe.

Enter Nice! brand Maple Flavored bacon jerky, available at Walgreens.

The bacon jerky comes n a 3 ounce container.  110 calories, 6 grams of fat, 2 grams of saturated fat, 30 mg of cholestorol, 530 mg of sodium, 4 grams of carbs, 10 grams of protein.

How does it taste?  Really good, a nice hint of maple flavor.  It feels a bit...I don't want to call it slimy but you can definitely tell they added something to the strips to add the maple flavoring but not bad, considering.

A really great and tasty bacon product.

Thanks for reading and happy baconing!

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Review and demo: Idahoan Applewood Smoked Bacon Mashed Potatoes

Greetings fellow bacon lovers!

So I know it's a product not entirely made of bacon but last time I went grocery shopping I figured I needed to give it a go.

Enter Idahoan Applewood Smoked Bacon flavored mashed potatoes.

So let's take 2 cups of water:

Put it in a pot:
Put it to a boil:

And when little pot is done boiling, add the mashed potatoes, turn off the heat, give them a good stir and let them sit 1 minute.

Then you have your finished product:

Idahoan did an excellent job(and I suspect they used real bacon but I didn't look at the ingredients) capturing the bacon flavor because the pieces of bacon in the mashed potatoes really and tasted like real bacon and not bacon bitx.

Idahoan mashed potatoes come in a variety of flavors and are available at most major grocery stores.

Thanks for reading and happy baconing!

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Sorry, I have been away for a while, so let's talk about pre-cooked bacon!

Greetings fellow bacon lovers!

I am very sorry I have been a bad little bacon monster and not been bacon blogging in quite a while.  I have had a lot of things come up lately(work, close people to me passing away, etc.)

Anyway, I've been intrigued in pre-cooked bacon.

Now, I'm sure you're thinking...a bacon blogger trying PRE-COOKED bacon? Blasphemy!

It's actually quite good.

I used Oscar Mayer but a lot of companies have pre-cooked bacon.  Just pop in the microwave and voila!

Tastes just as good and it's usuable for sandwiches, recipes, anything.

Expect a full on test of two brands of pre-cooked very soon!

Question: What is your favorite brand of bacon? I like Oscar Mayer and Corn King.

Happy Baconing and thanks for reading!