Tuesday, November 24, 2009


Bacon vs Tofu

We're back. I would like to tell you that we've turned our lives around and are now committed to a healthy lifestyle, but that would make the following post pretty boring. Instead of trying to do something that would help people, we turned to bacon.

Bacon is the Pabst Blue Ribbon of meat. It has become the ultimate hipster indulgence. Since no one is more in tune with the hipster life than we are, we gladly jumped on the meat bandwagon. Our goal was to create a meal that included bacon in every dish.

For the appetizers, jalapenos and oysters were wrapped in bacon and grilled. This photo does not show us laughing as Regan set them on fire a few minutes later, but they still tasted very good.


Regan also decided take the "bacon in every dish" idea to the next level by making dishes out of bacon. The bacon baskets were the perfect place to put the mashed potatoes. It's also environmentally friendly because you can eat the container. (See, bacon helps the environment.)

Bacon Basket

Dom was very serious about a bacon wrapped turkey, but opted for the more elegant turkey-with-bacon-under-the-skin. Yes, it was awesome.



Lastly, the bread. I decided to go with bacon and onion muffins. I want to point out that there is no butter in this recipe. It can practically be counted as a vegetable with all of the onions in it. Enjoy.

Bacon and Onion Muffins
1/2 pound bacon, diced
1/4 cup onion, chopped
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
3 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 large eggs, beaten
1/3 cup milk
1 cup sour cream

Fry diced bacon until crisp. Remove and drain. Saute chopped onion in bacon drippings until tender, but do not brown. Set aside.

Sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a large mixing bowl.

Combine beaten eggs, milk, and sour cream in a small bowl; blend well. Add at once to dry ingredients, stirring just enough to moisten. Stir in bacon and sauteed onion. Spoon batter into greased muffin tins, filling two-thirds full.

Bake in a 375*F oven for 18 to 20 minutes or until golden brown.

Remove from oven. Let completely cool.

Happy Thanksgiving and may all of your bacon dreams come true!

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