Okay, I blame it on Cam and Rachel.
They got married.
As if that wasn't wonderful enough, they then had a reception at the family golf club in Central New York....
And if that wasn't enough, they served their AMAZING BACON.
Now I'm a bacon girl. I think of bacon as salad.
I don't care what anyone says to me, I refuse to count nitrates and nitrites and germs in my Keurig (Ruthy pauses to KISS HER KEURIG!!!!!)
Because you only live once, and if I have to be careful of bread and bagels and cupcakes and cakes and pies and oh gosh... tortes, and cream puffs and pizza and pasta and potatoes and rice.... I'm sure as shootin' gonna eat some bacon!
Think high protein amazement and join me!
First, you have to buy really good bacon. The only bacon I use is "Wrights" bacon, out of Texas. I get mine at Sam's Club.
(Let's hear it for the Lonestar State!!!!) Anybody got a yellow rose? No?
Okay, back to bacon!
First line your baking pan or broiler with heavy duty aluminum foil. I did not do this the first time. Wait, the second time. The first time I told my son-in-law to broil the bacon. He did. We burnt it all. VERY BAD/EPIC FAIL.
So the second time I laid the bacon on the top of the broiler pan... and didn't line it with foil. Did you know maple syrup burns?
Okay, but NOW perfectamente! Here we go, and it's totally worth it. I promise.
Lay the deliciously thick-sliced, perfectly marbled bacon strips on a baking pan or the top of a broiler.
The entire wedding reception went into bacon overload! Bacon euphoria. Bacon joy!!!! Bacon dances!!!
Any diet that disallows bacon should be frowned upon and herewith discarded. While the bacon was cooking, there was this:
And once more, smiling for the camera as he practices to be an American Ninja Warrior:
So here goes Zee-Zee.
It wasn't easy. He fell down a bunch of times... He tried and tried and tried and then!!!
So then, I had some sweet potatoes.
But I thought "I wonder how delicious those sweet potatoes would be cooked in sweetened bacon grease?
So I did it!
I peeled four big sweet potatoes.... chunked them up.
And heated the drippings from the bacon pan with about 3/4 cup of water in my big frying pan on top of the stove. I added the chunked sweet potatoes once the drippings were hot, and simmered them until almost done. Then I added 1/4 cup butter, salt and pepper.