I know it's a cliche to talk about bacon. It's become almost trendy. I don't know when it started but I've seen this bacon reverence on other blogs and I always thought it was kind of silly, as if bacon is somehow a MOVEMENT. Not just a pork product but something to actually believe in.
I'd never bought bacon, though. Eaten it, yes; cooked it, no. I recently purchased a pack of applewood-smoked bacon, however, and thought I'd cook it up with some pancakes. Matthew reminded me that it's really messy and that deterred me for a minute until I decided to just microwave it between some paper towels.
And that shit was TASTY.
I'm not exaggerating when I say that I've thought about bacon every day since then. Last night I caved and made a salad and put bacon on top of it. Eating it, I felt such elation that I thought "Between bacon and Barack, the world is going to be okay."