Saturday, January 7, 2012

What's the deal with pre-cooked bacon? and other FAQs

The pre-cooked bacon thing became a joke with some friends of ours. We discovered the big bag of pre-cooked Kirkland bacon tastes great and is cheaper than real bacon. My husband figured out the weight of raw bacon and the cost per ounce and the number of slices in a pound and did some math magic and worked out that the pre-cooked kind is a time and money saver. I think that the price has gone up, so it's not as great a deal as it used to be. It's not going to be an integral part of my blog.

When I was expecting No. 5, my husband nuked some pre-cooked bacon and made me 2 fluffly (but not wet) organic scrambled eggs practically every day. This is why I love him. He didn't always have time for breakfast but practically every day I would wake up to my plate of bacon and eggs. Except Friday. Which was a let down. Bacon and eggs could be why Baby J is so fabulous, and why I had to buy all new jeans.

After giving this post a preview read, The Chef has requested that I inform my readers that the Bacon and Egg breakfast took less than 2 minutes, start to finish. And he pre-heated my plate.

Some article floating around Facebook at the time confirmed my bacon and egg habit, touting that bacon and eggs make unborn babies smarter. No. 5 could end up being the smartest one of all. Also, in previous pregnancies, I had trouble with pre-term labor and other complications. But after taking a Bradley childbirth class and learning about the Brewer diet, I have since been super-conscious of my protein intake during pregnancy, and have not experienced pre-term labor since.

I also use the pre-cooked bacon in soups, stews, pasta, salad, sandwiches, and lots of recipes have cooked bacon in the ingredients list. But do not be mistaken and think that pre-cooked is the only kind of bacon we use. My husband (and I need to come up with a good moniker for him.) accused me of LYING ON MY BLOG after he read my last post. He misinterpreted the part where I said, "They have the BEST pre-cooked bacon and I never buy any other kind." He was outraged that I WOULD LIE ON MY BLOG because we have two other kinds of regular-make-you-smell-like-bacon-at-Mass bacon in the fridge right now.

That's quite enough about bacon.

Where did you get "Housewifespice?" It's a name my brother-in-law, the rock star came up with a long time ago, when email was invented. Ok, so maybe email had been around for awhile, but it was new to me and I was trying to think up a good anonymous email address that expressed something of myself. We were talking about the Spice Girls (Scary, Sporty, Posh, Baby and Ginger) and he said, "You're like Housewife Spice." I loved it and have loved it ever since.

Moms are Rock Stars. I think of all of my mom friends as rock stars, rockin' through each day, taking what comes and making something awesome out of it.

My mom, mother of twelve, once told me, "It is our apostolate to make the vocation of Mother look good to the secular world."

She also told me that if I don't wear eyeliner every day I look tired. I try to live out these two commandments. She's right. That's what blows people away in the grocery store, when my clean clothes match and don't have food on them, my hair is not in a pony tail under a baseball cap and I'm rocking the eyeliner. "Oh, is she your first?" "No, she's my fifth." jaw drop. "I have two in high school, two in grade school, and her." stun complete. Another victory for Catholic families. Who am I kidding? What really stuns them is this:

What are you going to call your husband? Husbandspice. P-Dawg. Big D. P-Daddy. Joe Camel. The Chef. Lucius after Lucius Malfoy, whose family my blond family was recently compared to. Any other ideas?

I'm not sure I see the Malfoy connection.




So, in the last week, I've learned how to embed a youtube video and how to strikethrough a word. Plans for the future include a better look than the "free with blogger" templates I have always used, and finding out how to allow people to comment who aren't on Blogger. If you tried to comment on my giveaway post and couldn't just email me. My contact info is in my profile. On the sidebar, just click on "View my complete profile."

I will be doing the drawing for the giveaway tomorrow at 2pm. I will write down all of your names on little pieces of paper, fold them into tiny wads, put them in a mixing bowl, and let my favorite child of the moment choose one. Right now, you have a 1 in 10 chance of winning!

7 comments:

  1. Hey Girl! If you want to save some paper, you can get a random number generator widget from here: http://www.random.org/

    Just sayin'.

    Love the new blog!! :) I will have to investigate this precooked bacon!

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  2. Does it increase my chances of winning if I sign in and comment with a different name?

    Great post, though. It is good to be reminded how awesome this mom vocation truly is.

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  3. Nice! Your family is beautiful. I have five kids as well--and bacon is big around here too. :-)

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  4. 1. Love the blog! 2. Pre-cooked bacon gives me pause...and then I just shake my head NO!!! 3. Your husband is not Lucius, but your oldest son is definitely Draco!! 4. "Black Radishes" looks so interesting because that's all I get at the end of my farm share and I have no idea what to do with them!

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  5. How did I not know you have a blog????

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  6. OK, you've almost convinced me that I must buy a bag of pre-cooked bacon next time I stock up at Costco. Perhaps your next post could be about how to hide such a purpose from my husband (his name on my blog is Mr. Happy- you can laugh- you get the irony!) While he would be upset at me using it, if I served it on a warmed plate, he might get over it. But in case he doesn't, I need a plan B.

    ReplyDelete

Saturday, January 7, 2012

What's the deal with pre-cooked bacon? and other FAQs

The pre-cooked bacon thing became a joke with some friends of ours. We discovered the big bag of pre-cooked Kirkland bacon tastes great and is cheaper than real bacon. My husband figured out the weight of raw bacon and the cost per ounce and the number of slices in a pound and did some math magic and worked out that the pre-cooked kind is a time and money saver. I think that the price has gone up, so it's not as great a deal as it used to be. It's not going to be an integral part of my blog.

When I was expecting No. 5, my husband nuked some pre-cooked bacon and made me 2 fluffly (but not wet) organic scrambled eggs practically every day. This is why I love him. He didn't always have time for breakfast but practically every day I would wake up to my plate of bacon and eggs. Except Friday. Which was a let down. Bacon and eggs could be why Baby J is so fabulous, and why I had to buy all new jeans.

After giving this post a preview read, The Chef has requested that I inform my readers that the Bacon and Egg breakfast took less than 2 minutes, start to finish. And he pre-heated my plate.

Some article floating around Facebook at the time confirmed my bacon and egg habit, touting that bacon and eggs make unborn babies smarter. No. 5 could end up being the smartest one of all. Also, in previous pregnancies, I had trouble with pre-term labor and other complications. But after taking a Bradley childbirth class and learning about the Brewer diet, I have since been super-conscious of my protein intake during pregnancy, and have not experienced pre-term labor since.

I also use the pre-cooked bacon in soups, stews, pasta, salad, sandwiches, and lots of recipes have cooked bacon in the ingredients list. But do not be mistaken and think that pre-cooked is the only kind of bacon we use. My husband (and I need to come up with a good moniker for him.) accused me of LYING ON MY BLOG after he read my last post. He misinterpreted the part where I said, "They have the BEST pre-cooked bacon and I never buy any other kind." He was outraged that I WOULD LIE ON MY BLOG because we have two other kinds of regular-make-you-smell-like-bacon-at-Mass bacon in the fridge right now.

That's quite enough about bacon.

Where did you get "Housewifespice?" It's a name my brother-in-law, the rock star came up with a long time ago, when email was invented. Ok, so maybe email had been around for awhile, but it was new to me and I was trying to think up a good anonymous email address that expressed something of myself. We were talking about the Spice Girls (Scary, Sporty, Posh, Baby and Ginger) and he said, "You're like Housewife Spice." I loved it and have loved it ever since.

Moms are Rock Stars. I think of all of my mom friends as rock stars, rockin' through each day, taking what comes and making something awesome out of it.

My mom, mother of twelve, once told me, "It is our apostolate to make the vocation of Mother look good to the secular world."

She also told me that if I don't wear eyeliner every day I look tired. I try to live out these two commandments. She's right. That's what blows people away in the grocery store, when my clean clothes match and don't have food on them, my hair is not in a pony tail under a baseball cap and I'm rocking the eyeliner. "Oh, is she your first?" "No, she's my fifth." jaw drop. "I have two in high school, two in grade school, and her." stun complete. Another victory for Catholic families. Who am I kidding? What really stuns them is this:

What are you going to call your husband? Husbandspice. P-Dawg. Big D. P-Daddy. Joe Camel. The Chef. Lucius after Lucius Malfoy, whose family my blond family was recently compared to. Any other ideas?

I'm not sure I see the Malfoy connection.




So, in the last week, I've learned how to embed a youtube video and how to strikethrough a word. Plans for the future include a better look than the "free with blogger" templates I have always used, and finding out how to allow people to comment who aren't on Blogger. If you tried to comment on my giveaway post and couldn't just email me. My contact info is in my profile. On the sidebar, just click on "View my complete profile."

I will be doing the drawing for the giveaway tomorrow at 2pm. I will write down all of your names on little pieces of paper, fold them into tiny wads, put them in a mixing bowl, and let my favorite child of the moment choose one. Right now, you have a 1 in 10 chance of winning!

7 comments:

  1. Hey Girl! If you want to save some paper, you can get a random number generator widget from here: http://www.random.org/

    Just sayin'.

    Love the new blog!! :) I will have to investigate this precooked bacon!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Does it increase my chances of winning if I sign in and comment with a different name?

    Great post, though. It is good to be reminded how awesome this mom vocation truly is.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Nice! Your family is beautiful. I have five kids as well--and bacon is big around here too. :-)

    ReplyDelete
  4. 1. Love the blog! 2. Pre-cooked bacon gives me pause...and then I just shake my head NO!!! 3. Your husband is not Lucius, but your oldest son is definitely Draco!! 4. "Black Radishes" looks so interesting because that's all I get at the end of my farm share and I have no idea what to do with them!

    ReplyDelete
  5. How did I not know you have a blog????

    ReplyDelete
  6. OK, you've almost convinced me that I must buy a bag of pre-cooked bacon next time I stock up at Costco. Perhaps your next post could be about how to hide such a purpose from my husband (his name on my blog is Mr. Happy- you can laugh- you get the irony!) While he would be upset at me using it, if I served it on a warmed plate, he might get over it. But in case he doesn't, I need a plan B.

    ReplyDelete