Saturday, August 30, 2008

Week 35: Standings

Below are the current Bacon Challenge standings queried 8/30/2008 11:45:03 PM:
BACONTARIANBACON STRIP COUNT
TOM355
BOB327
TEDD246
MEG242
TRACEY232
WILLIAM221
MIKE177
DESTINY167
MATT152
CHRISTINE134
MICHELLE111
JESS69
PAUL61
LORI50
BALL45
MICHAEL13
DAVE11
ANDREW10
GARY9
CHRISTOPHER7

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Long-Term Bacon

Stock up your bomb shelter, or maybe just your kitchen pantry. With a shelf life of 10+ years, there's really no reason to not have bacon at the ready no matter what the situation: Canned

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Week 34: Standings

Below are the current Bacon Challenge standings queried 8/23/2008 11:45:06 PM:

BACONTARIANBACON STRIP COUNT
TOM334
BOB306
MEG242
TEDD239
TRACEY222
WILLIAM221
MIKE177
DESTINY167
MATT149
CHRISTINE134
MICHELLE111
JESS69
PAUL61
LORI50
BALL45
MICHAEL13
DAVE11
ANDREW10
GARY9
CHRISTOPHER7

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Rock Out With Your Bacon Out

Courtesy of Wendy's and Pandora:

Minnesota anyone? I need some Pig Lickers

These sound amazing.

"One guy came up with, 'Who doesn't love bacon? Who doesn't love chocolate? Let's marry them together.' "

Amen.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Octodog

While it's not bacon, it is pork-related.

http://www.cnet.com/8301-13553_1-10021225-32.html?hhTest


I challenge one of you to construct an Octobacon.



Bacon All Year. Bacon One Day.

Bacon spread out all year long, or bacon on one special day ... there is no wrong way to participate as far as I can tell.

These Bacon Day people commented on a post way back in January when the BC was just getting to be a part of our lives.

They've got a site dedicated to International Bacon Day, which according to their site is: held on the Saturday before Labor Day US (the first Monday of Sep.). This year that is the 30th of August. That's coming up. You have 10 days to prepare.

Go ahead and support this international fest while padding your BC '08 numbers, or getting yourself back in the game or just because you feel like it. August 30, 2008 -- be there.



Monday, August 18, 2008

I'd Like To Report A Bacon Theft

I went camping this past weekend. Just Friday to Saturday afternoon, but during that short time there was some bacon involved.

Sometime in the wee hours of Saturday morning I am awoken by the noise of repeatedly crinkled plastic and some shuffling around. At first I think maybe it is a fellow camper just looking for a latenight snack or something to drink or whatever, but then the quiet noise becomes louder. The twang of hard plastic breaking and then the crash of something falling off of the picnic table gets me fully awake and moving. I get out my flashlight and spot a fat, furry, masked burglar inside the screenhouse under the picnic table. He's got a package of cookies and is squeezing out the door in an attempt to make off with them.

I get out of my tent and chase this raccoon off. He dropped the package of cookies so most of them were able to be recovered. I put them in the cooler and went back to sleep.

Come daylight we were able to survey the scene a bit more carefully. The cookie container had been cracked open a bit. I'm guessing there were some raccoon paws or snout in there so I threw away a few of the cookies on that end of the package, but for the most part no major damage done. Also, some bananas were gone/smooshed. I'd say about four of them. But here's where it gets ugly. I notice some muddy paw prints on the cooler. I also see some paper on the ground. At first I think nothing of it but then ... the bacon!

This bacon was from a market/butcher so it was wrapped in paper as butchers like to do rather than the vacuum sealed packaging of regular store purchased bacon. Every last piece of the bacon was gone. One pound of bacon gone and presumably in one racoon's stomach. Also missing was one hot dog and about five hot dog buns.

Luckily someone had a backup package of bacon so breakfast was not a complete loss. Let this be a lesson to you to not leave your bacon (or anything else) unattended.

Authorities are still searching for the masked bandit. Suspect is considered wily and probably experiencing some vile digestive issues. Approach with caution.

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Week 33: Standings

Below are the current Bacon Challenge standings queried 8/16/2008 11:45:14 PM:

BACONTARIANBACON STRIP COUNT
TOM324
BOB302
MEG242
TEDD231
TRACEY222
WILLIAM219
MIKE177
DESTINY167
MATT139
CHRISTINE134
MICHELLE111
JESS69
PAUL61
LORI50
BALL45
MICHAEL13
DAVE11
ANDREW10
GARY9
CHRISTOPHER7

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Week 32: Standings

Below are the current Bacon Challenge standings queried 8/9/2008 11:45:06 PM:

BACONTARIANBACON STRIP COUNT
TOM310
BOB275
TEDD224
MEG222
TRACEY216
WILLIAM214
MIKE171
DESTINY156
MATT135
CHRISTINE134
MICHELLE111
JESS69
PAUL61
LORI50
BALL45
MICHAEL13
DAVE11
ANDREW10
GARY9
CHRISTOPHER7

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Thanks, Marilyn

Again, thanks to my mom, there is some bacon info worth posting. Check this out -- some good news for us bacon eaters from Marilyn "Ms. Smarty Pants" vos Savant in this past week's Parade Magazine:

Q: On a package of raw bacon, does the calorie content refer to cooked or uncooked bacon?
—James Taylor, Denver, Colo.

A: It refers to raw bacon. If you cook the bacon and discard the fat, the calorie count plummets. A medium slice of raw bacon contains about 125 calories. After broiling, it contains only 35 calories.
Source: http://www.parade.com/articles/editions/2008/edition_08-03-2008/Ask_Marilyn

It seems that with this new knowledge we should change the name "bacon" to "diet bacon." As long as you aren't eating it raw or drinking the grease it's almost healthy. Eat up, it's diet!



Saturday, August 2, 2008

Week 31: Standings

Below are the current Bacon Challenge standings queried 8/2/2008 11:45:07 PM:

BACONTARIANBACON STRIP COUNT
TOM296
BOB268
MEG222
TRACEY216
TEDD214
WILLIAM210
MIKE165
DESTINY156
MATT135
CHRISTINE134
MICHELLE111
JESS69
PAUL61
LORI50
BALL45
MICHAEL13
DAVE11
ANDREW10
GARY9
CHRISTOPHER7

Bad Choices

I must be feeling the strain of 200 plus days of Bacon Challenge pressure ... today while out for some breakfast I ordered some pancakes and eggs. The waitress asked, "Sausage or bacon?" and I opted for sausage patties rather than bacon. Sausage! The patties just sounded so delicious (and to be honest, they were).

Sausage: same delicious breakfast meat family, but just not applicable to the BC '08 tally. So very weak of me. So very unwise.

The regret.

The guilt.

The shame.