31 Days of Five Minute Free Writes
Five Minute Friday special word - bacon
Definitely giving away my age when I say that the first thing that came to mind with this word — bacon — was the phrase "he's bringing home the bacon". In today's world, it would literally mean he went to the store and picked up a package of bacon on his way home. But it used to mean that he had worked hard all day/week and was bringing home a paycheck.
Bacon has become an interesting phenomena in our culture, hasn't it? I cannot tell you how many bacon recipe pins come up on my Pinterest feed as bacon is featured not only in all kinds of odd food combinations that I would probably never consider on my own, but weaved into designs in the recipe as well. Long before bacon became so crazy popular, our family already had a couple long loved favorite recipes that need bacon cooked to a crisp and crumbled into the mix. But other than that, bacon only tends to show up on our kitchen table for family breakfasts as something that goes with eggs. And why? Have you seen the price of it? This phenomena has driven up the cost of a package of bacon! (and you almost need to use a paycheck to pay for a enough bacon for your recipe!)
So for our household, bacon will probably still remain just a part of a favorite recipe or two. Unless, like yesterday, I'm standing in the freezer section of the grocery store looking at frozen pizzas on sale and say, "Hey, here's one we've never tried! Broccoli, bacon, and cheddar!"
*Participating in Five Minute Free WritesOctober 2015 - Day 30