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Bacon Wednesday: Bacon and Pepper-Jack Stuffed Crescent Rolls

Bacon and Pepper-Jack Stuffed Crescent RollsBetsy does not cook so you should take a look at these spectacular bacon and cheese stuffed crescent rolls and be extremely impressed.

Betsy volunteered to provide an offering for Bacon Wednesday this week and found the perfect recipe on Pinterest (where all interesting things live). It only has three ingredients – cooked bacon,  Monterrey Jack cheese and crescent rolls.

Betsy threw caution to the winds and added sliced cherry tomatoes for a splash of color and because she can now say she ate her vegetables today. I can report to you that they’re super yummy and easy to make. The recipe comes from a blog called The Food Charlatan. Here’s the link to the recipe. Happy Bacon Wednesday!

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Bacon Wednesday: Bacon Crumble Apple Pie

Ta da! Here, as Jon Stewart says, is your moment of zen. Bacon Crumble Apple Pie. Oh, and there’s cheese in there, too. You will want to make this pie because it’s easy and because it will amaze your friends. We snatched this recipe off of Yummly and changed the apples from Golden Delicious (yuk) to Granny Smith. We also made a pie crust from scratch, but we won’t judge you if you want to use a store-bought crust.

We served this to our HCA volunteers and they gobbled it up. You will, too.

Bacon Crumble Apple Pie

1/2 pound bacon (sliced)

1/2 cup flour

1/3 cup light brown sugar

3 tablespoons unsalted butter (chilled and cut into small cubes)

1/2 cup extra sharp shredded Cheddar cheese

1 ½ pounds Granny Smith apples (peeled, cored and sliced 1/4 inch thick)

1/4 cup granulated sugar

2 teaspoons lemon juice

1 pie shell (9 inch, prebaked according to package directions)

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

In large skillet over medium heat, cook the bacon until crisp; drain and crumble.

In medium bowl, combine the flour and brown sugar, add the butter and, using your fingers, incorporate the butter until the mixture is crumbly. Stir in the bacon and cheese. Refrigerate.

In a medium bowl, toss the apples with the granulated sugar and lemon juice.Transfer to the pie shell and sprinkle with the topping.

Place the pie on a baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes. Cover loosely with foil and bake until golden and the apples are tender when pierced, 40-45 minutes. Let cool before serving.

Bacon Wednesday: The Bacon Butty

Oh, yes. I anticipate a lot of porn traffic on this one. The bacon butty is an English sandwich. It’s about as popular across the pond as the hamburger is here in the states. And it’s the essence of simplicity. There are only three ingredients: bread, butter and bacon. Really, what else do you need? I don’t know if “butty” refers to butter or the size of your posterior once you finish eating one.

There is really no recipe for this. You simply fry up some bacon, slather butter on some bread (we used a crusty French bread), toast the bread until the butter melts and the bread gets a little crispy, and then pile on the bacon. I mean PILE on the bacon.

The photos in this post have those special black bars at the top and the bottom because I frame-grabbed them from our first ever video at CRC World Headquarters! This was an experience because I truly did not realize that Betsy is camera shy. She’s so outgoing, so vivacious. But when that camera started rolling she shut up tighter than a clam. “No, I don’t want to talk! Stop the camera! You talk!”

Alright, already. I talked. So we are bringing Bacon Wednesdays to the world now. And a lot of other things, too. We’ll make videos about our wonderful nonprofit partners and what a giveaway day is like, how our CRC Community Garden is growing, and maybe we’ll finally be able to bring to the screen the world premiere of the Monkey Dance Off. We spent an arduous three hours shooting it, but it still has not left the editing room.

Please check out the Bacon Butty on You Tube. And share us, like us, give us some lovin’. Bring home the bacon for the Chicks.

By the way, on a serious note, we outfitted a classroom at the New Hope Learning Center with bookshelves and file cabinets today. And we placed 21 desk chairs with another partner that serves the disadvantaged elderly. We’re not all about the bacon. Well, not always.

Bacon Wednesday: Juicy Lucy

A Juicy Lucy. With Bacon. Oh, yes. Yes, yes, yes.

A Juicy Lucy is two hamburger patties encasing, like a gold nugget, American cheese. Yes, American cheese for its superior melting capabilities. What you do is this. For four people, use a little more than a pound of hamburger. Flatten the meat into eight thin patties. Then take four pieces of American cheese.  Tear each piece into four pieces and position them in the middle of four of the patties. Top with the other patties and seal the edges really well. You do not want leakage.

The burgers can be fried or grilled. I must say I prefer frying them because just in case there is leakage all the good oozy cheese won’t drip down the grill grates.

I must say I have been completely baffled when people ask me what Bacon Wednesday is. Isn’t it self-explanatory? It’s always on Wednesday. There’s always bacon involved. Today, we topped our Juicy Lucy’s with premium center cut Oscar Meyer bacon. The Chicks were working on their strategic plan all morning by the dock door. We needed something substantial for lunch. Oh, did I mention I fried the burgers in the leftover bacon grease? Oh, yes.