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Bacon Wednesday: Bacon, Brown Sugar and Honey Buns

Bacon Brown Sugar Honey BunsYou won’t want these. Really, you won’t.  That is why we have eaten all of them just to save you the trouble. It’s 20 degrees in the warehouse and the Chicks have to keep their strength up.

These buttery bites of bacon goodness are from a website called Oh, Bite it! Don’t get flustered. It’s a food website. Here’s the link to the recipe. Enjoy and Happy Bacon Wednesday!

Bacon Brown Sugar Honey Buns

1 stick of melted butter

1/3 cup of packed brown sugar

½ cup honey

12 ounces bacon, cooked until crispy and crumbled

½ cup chopped pecans (optional)

1 container of Pillsbury Crescent Rounds (8 count) or regular Crescent Roll dough cut into 3-inch rounds

 Directions:

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Melt the butter in the microwave and add the brown sugar and honey, whisking well to thoroughly combine.

Divide the butter/brown sugar/honey mixture between eight cupcake wells. Top with the bacon and pecans, if using. Place one Crescent Round or piece of Crescent dough in each cupcake well.

Bake for 15 minutes or until the rolls are golden and firm. When you unmold the honey buns, some of the topping will remain in the cupcake wells. Just scoop it out and add it back to the top of each bun. As the buns cool, the topping will solidify.

Bacon Wednesday: Bacon-wrapped cocktail weenies

This week for Bacon Wednesday, CRC World Headquarters presents bacon-wrapped cocktail weenies. You know you already want one. Or 10.

Kim enjoys a delectable bacon-wrapped cocktail weenie

There is obviously no nutritional value whatsoever in bacon-wrapped cocktail weenies, but the Chicks have been working diligently in our 95-degree warehouse getting ready for the annual school supply giveaway. Next week, dozens upon dozens of nonprofit agencies will come to pick up school supplies for extreme at-risk children.  We have to keep our strength up somehow. So we ate the whole batch. With some Frito’s Scoops and leftover bacon cheeseburger dip. Is that wrong?

By the way, support the sponsors of the school supply giveaway: First Tennessee, Publix Supermarkets Charities and the Predators Foundation. They’re good people who want to make sure every child starts school ready to learn and succeed.

Bacon-wrapped cocktail weenies

1 pound bacon

1 package cocktail weenies

Dark brown sugar

Cut the strips of bacon into thirds. Wrap each cocktail weenie with a strip of bacon and secure with a wooden toothpick. Place on a rimmed baking sheet lined with foil. Sprinkle each weenie with a generous amount of brown sugar.

Bake at 350 degrees for 30-40 minutes until bacon is crisp.

 

 

 

Spiced bacon twists

Betsy, Catherine and Kim do love Bacon Wednesday

It is Bacon Wednesday and we have hit the friggin’ jackpot this week. Spiced bacon twists. They are better than pig candy. We ate a whole container full. All of them. I am going home and making some more for tomorrow, even though Thursday is not an officially sanctioned bacon day at CRC World Headquarters.

This recipe comes from the Tuck U Inn at Glick Mansion in Atchison, Kansas, via allrecipes.com. Here’s the link. By the way, the original recipe calls for 2 tablespoons of dry mustard, which I think is a misprint. Use 2 teaspoons instead.

Spiced Bacon Twists

1 cup packed light brown sugar

2 teaspoons dry mustard powder

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg

1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper

1 pound sliced bacon

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and set a wire rack over the foil. Use a baking sheet that has sides to catch the grease.

In a small bowl stir together the brown sugar, mustard powder, cinnamon, nutmeg and cayenne pepper. Press each slice of bacon into the mixture until coated. Twist each strip a few times and place on the baking rack.

Bake until bacon is browned and crisp enough to hold its shape, about 30-40 minutes.

Pig Candy

The power of the pig

I will make this brief. We all have places to go and people to see.

If you want to bribe someone to do something unpleasant that they would ordinarily refuse to do, you just need to say two words. Pig Candy. If you promise to feed people Pig Candy they will do any odious job. Pig Candy is bacon topped with brown sugar and baked. I offered to make it for Bacon Wednesday, not because I had to bribe Betsy to unload a truck full of heavy boxes from a donor because that is part of her job and she will do it no matter what. No, I made it to bribe Noah, my 20-year-old son, who does not have to unload heavy boxes. I used to order the boy around and was moderately successful at it. But I am losing my grip in this department.

So I offered Pig Candy. His eyes lit up and he immediately snapped to attention. I lured him to the truck at the dock door with a slice of thick-cut bacon loaded with caramelized brown sugar and he just hopped right onto the truck bed and started shoveling boxes.

So here’s how you make it. Take any bacon you like and lay it out on a cookie sheet covered with foil. I like thick-cut bacon. Spread a generous amount of brown sugar on each slice. It doesn’t matter if its light or dark brown sugar. Bake it at 400 degrees until the bacon is crisp. Here’s a very important tip. Don’t drain it on paper towels. It will stick. Use some more foil.

I expect Pig Candy to be used more frequently in workplace development now that you know its powers. In fact, I think I’ll add this to the employee manual tomorrow.