Last weekend I was looking for the applewood-smoked bacon at Central Market and was pleasantly surprised to find the once lonely bacon surrounded by interesting sounding bacons of all shapes and sizes. This immediately threw me into a tailspin. Lordy, I was intending to throw my apple bacon into a brisket braising liquid. What a waste. I need to buy Oscar Meyer for that. I should eat the apple stuff straight, like we always do. Only this time, I need to buy some kind of interesting bacon, too. And it’s a $1.00 off per pound. And I can get a free t-shirt!
I decided on my traditional and much loved apple smoked. My second choice was one called Ten Garlic Clove bacon. Whoa. There are actually garlic cloves imbedded in the bacon slices. I gotta have that. There were tons of others. But, I didn’t have the time to stand there and examine the name and shape of each one. What I needed was a little menu I could take with me or study before I got the man engaged in waiting on me. So, where’s that? I couldn’t tell you the name of one other bacon type, though there were about 12 or more. I think a sampling party might be in order. Different bacon appetizers? Wouldn’t that be a tasty little heart attack of an evening?
I took my dollar off coupon. But, you know, who needs another white t-shirt? I’m 46 years old for crying out loud. It did have a picture of a piece of bacon on the shirt. I resisted. I’ll leave the bacon t-shirt for the younger, more t-shirt oriented crowd.
That bacon was damn good, though.