Sunday, March 22, 2009

bacon built right in

I know, I know...two food posts in a row? Let me explain about my blogging lately.

I'm waiting for spring which, as usual, is taking its time getting here. The snowdrops and crocuses have bloomed, the sparrows have moved back, the sun is making an appearance more often than not now, and the chives have started poking up through the ground. I just want out - out of the house, out of these layers of clothing - the cabinfever is relentless.

I also don't have any range reports. We went to the store the other day and the ammo shelves were bare. I am not exaggerating - it freaked me out. So I'm hoarding the little bit of .380 I have left and go to the range with a box of .22, hoping that any practice at all is better than none.

I read the news and am alternately scared, angry, and...no. That's it. I'm just scared and angry. I was going to say that I was also amused by the bumbling incompetence and idiotic policies coming out of this administration but then the reality of the next 4 years hits me and I get scared and angry all over again. I mean, Barry & Co. would be hilarious if it weren't for the fact that they were running the country. So I write about it because I can't not - I need to vent my fear and frustration but it's nothing more than spitting in the wind.

So I try to do quiet, mindful, satisfying things that I love. I write, I read, I tinker around in my studio...and I cook. One of the more useful things about this struggling economy (and the resulting effect on Mike's job) is that I've had to start being more creative in the kitchen - I make things from scratch, I experiment with cheaper cuts of meat, I buy in bulk. We scrimp and save a bit more than we have in the past so that we won't have to do without the little luxuries we love...like fancy cheese, microbrewed beer and, of course, bacon.

(yes, the bacon is IN THE WAFFLE. Click to see...and drool)
It's the little things in life that bring the most happiness...and sleeping in followed by Sunday brunch on a sunny porch is no exception. But putting the bacon in the waffles?

Delirious joy.

30 comments:

Mad Saint Jack said...

Do Mike and you have a 9mm? I could share a little of my secret stash.

I think it is time to break out the pellet guns, that's what I learned to shoot with and it helps with the basics.

Driving back from FL I ate Bacon three meals in a row.

(You've got e-mail.)

TJP said...

Just spotted this, and of course you're the first person that came to mind:

Clickit!

If only it were that easy.


WV = "dishwa"; the first six letters of the occupation I will be filling out on my next 1040 filing, if Congress keeps raising our taxes.

MedicMatthew said...

Breda, you definitely know how to make a chubby kid drool!

*sigh* if you weren't married and if I weren't gay.......

LabRat said...

As for the cost of microbrewed beer, never been a better time to start brewing your own...

Seriously. We are so hip-deep in good beer we've resorted to giving a lot of it away.

Turk Turon said...

Oh, YUM!

Anonymous said...

Breda,
Does that reference to ,"out of the house and out of these layers of
clothing" mean ,"the Weekend" is coming?

Dennis(the librarian shusher)

Crucis said...

Remember, in the hierarchy of financial needs, food is first, shelter is second, transportation is third. Nothing else, credit card debt, student loans, nothing comes before these.

In a tough time, it's best to remember the essentials. I just missed being laid off myself a week ago. Scary. Many of my work friends weren't so fortunate.

Anonymous said...

Wait! Bacon is a...luxury?!?!? Hmmm...

BC

Roadkill said...

Dear Brenda... Borden is making sliced cheese with applewood smoked bacon inside. Genus? Maybe! But then I wonder if its real bacon...

Warthog said...

Breda,

Is there a recipe for those yummy looking Waffles?

You're going to share.....right?

Breda said...

warthog -

just put your regular waffle batter on the iron, add some bacon, close the lid and let cook as usual.

Warthog said...

So simple, even I can do it.

Now off to buy a waffle iron.

nbc said...

How about some bacon in a can?

paul the pirate (Yar!) said...

The only thing missing is a bacon garnish! Good lord, I am in foodie heaven.

Assrot said...

Here you are with the bacon again. I swear, one of these days I'm going to send you a couple of tons of bacon.

Don't be surprised if you see a refrigerated tractor trailer pull up in your driveway one day and the driver says "Bacon delivery for Breda from Mr. Assrot, ma'm."

You go girl. Eat that bacon, just be careful you don't eat it as much as you write about it lest you turn into bacon thine ownself.

;-)

Joe

Anonymous said...

Is the bacon raw, somewhat cooked or all cooked when you put it on the waffle iron?

Breda said...

fully cooked

& put the batter on first, then some bacon, then close the waffle iron

Jeff said...

Bacon waffle = best breakfast food ever. Its been awhile, thanks for the reminder.

Andrew said...

Breda,

Just came across your blog via Digg and I must say that the lack of ammo scares me too.

Luckily, my father is an avid reloader and I have been able to keep my guns firing by bribing him. Still, my carry gun is loaded with my last speed loader of .357mag and my loader is full of .38 special. We're coming into dangerous times.

Besides that, I love your blog so far. You have made a reader out of me!

-Andrew

pipo said...

this is so Homer Simpson

Anonymous said...

Please STOP it with the Dangerous Times/Fox News Freakout/Ted Kaczynski weirdness. . .

CrudOMatic said...

To the latest Anonymous, look up Obama's AG (Eric Holder) bills on firearms, go ahead... never mind Sotomayor and her "Guns have been illegal since the BOR" rhetoric. Gun grabbers they are!

I don't have guns, but I have plenty of 8"+ blades... Mr. Soetoro will probably want those too.

Rock on. Also, BACON WAFFLEZ!!

Jim Collins said...

Like the bacon waffle, your freaking out over President Awesome not so much. YES WE DID!

CrudOMatic said...

President Awesome my @$$

Bob said...

What is it about Florida and bacon? Up in the DC area, eating bacon is consider taboo, at least publicly, but down in Florida it is worshiped as a god. I have seen buffets down there with bacon wrapped steak and bacon wrapped scallops and bacon wrapped bacon. They have bacon of the month clubs down. Unreal.

I also like your Chicks with Guns pic. Funny.

FunkPhenomena said...

Yo dog, so we heard you like Breakfast.

Anonymous said...

Such yummy bacon treats and such redonkulous wingnut claptrap. Stow the Rethug spew and keep to bacon, honey, you are embarrassing yourself!

Andrew said...

To the latest anonymous:
Perhaps you are the one that is a fool.

Anonymous said...

Bacon waffles are one of my favorites, I dice up raw bacon and cook it in the waffle iron until crisp, then add the batter (Bisquick). Also dicing the bacon gives some control over fat, you can toss the all white fatty sections...

AllQuickEasyRecipes.com said...

great post!