I prepared 7 pounds of bacon yesterday. To feed 8 people! Okay, in all honesty I shared some bacon-wrapped pork loin with our neighbor too.
Last night, our school (Worthington Christian School) had our annual Hostess Supper. Every mom invites guests, does a table setting and then either brings the foods or assigns certain menu items to guests.
I figured as long as we have to do it, I may as well make it fun. It all began with a bacon shirt.
And then just bacon in every entree.
We had smoked, bacon-wrapped pork loin, twice-baked potatoes (love the pioneer woman for recipes like that), bacon-wrapped asparagus spears, bacon-cheddar rolls (forced me into bread-baking this year!), spinach salad with lots of toppings. I served an appetizer called bacon crack that was just a crescent roll base with brown sugar, maple syrup and partially cooked bacon put in the oven for 20 minutes. For dessert, I made creme brûlée (thankful for autocorrect) with a piece of bacon stuck in it.
Most of the entrees turned out great! And we didn’t set off the smoke alarm that was only 5 feet away when we carmelized the sugar for the dessert.
I hope you are inspired to make something fun and different for your family. It’s so easy to get stuck in a rut!
If you need a link for a recipe, just let me know.