Friday, October 30


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!"

Tammy ~@~

*Participating in Five Minute Free Writes
  October 2015 - Day 30


Cheryl Simpson said...

Broccoli, bacon, and cheddar pizza? I don't think I've tried that one. But it might be good. We like Hawaiian pizza. That would go well with Canadian bacon. 😊
I don't often get bacon. It's one of the special occasion kinds of purchase. But, I must admit, I love the smell of bacon cooking. The smell of it is a treat all by itself.

I'm glad I stopped by.

~Your FMF neighbor @realinginlife

Tammy said...

Thanks for stopping, Cheryl!

Ahhhh, yes, the smell! Nothing beats the smell of bacon cooking in your kitchen. I wonder if there has been a bacon scented air freshener put on the market yet? lol

Tammy ~@~

E W Wright said...

Tammy, I enjoyed reading your post. I also thought of the phrase bringing home the bacon. I guess we are both revealing our ages. :-) Visiting from FMF. Blessings.

Tammy said...

Glad I'm not alone in my bacon thinking! lol!

Tammy ~@~

Blog Widget by LinkWithin