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Applewood Bacon Wrapped Pork Loin

In the last More Bacon Please entry we talked about a bacon stuffed chicken breast. This time we will talk about a juicy bacon concoction called “Applewood Bacon Wrapped Pork Loin”.

At the same restaurant (Four Moons) where we spotted the bacon stuffed chicken breast we also spied the Applewood Bacon Wrapped Pork Loin… and ordered it.

Applewood Bacon Wrapped Pork Loin — Maple Caramelized Butternut Squash, Broccolini, Polenta Spoonbread, Savory Maple Jus

With a bacon sexy description like that, could YOU resist ordering that meal? We didn’t think so.

Applewood Bacon Wrapped Pork Loin -- Four Moons Restaurant in Orangeburg, SC
Applewood Bacon Wrapped Pork Loin at Four Moons Restaurant

Gorgeous looking meal, right? Tender, juicy pork loin cuddling up with good quality applewood bacon resulted in a taste so good it’d make ya’ want to slap your mama.

Verdict: The chefs at Four Moons sure do know how to make a bacon lover happy. We give this sexy bacon dish a rating of 5 strips out of a possible five!

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Bacon Stuffed Chicken Breast

Last weekend some family members came into town and that sort of event warrants a trip out to a fancy restaurant. Now in our experience, we have seen that most fancy restaurants don’t have any bacon items on their menus… so oh, what a sweet relief to see bacon on the menu!

Bacon Stuffed Chicken Breast as described on the menu:

“Pan Roasted Bacon Stuffed Chicken Breast with Summer Vegetables, Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Natural Pan Juices.”

Upon seeing Bacon Stuffed Chicken Breast on the menu the decision to order it for dinner happened immediately. I mean, seriously, who can say no to bacon — especially when it gets stuffed into another meat!

Bacon Stuffed Chicken Breast -- Four Moons Restaurant in Orangeburg, SC
Bacon Stuffed Chicken Breast — Four Moons Restaurant in Orangeburg, SC

Gorgeous looking meal and you can clearly see how fat the chef had stuffed the chicken breast with bacon! And look! The giant hunk of meat even came with vegetables and sauce of some sort!

We apologize for not having pictures of the inside of the Bacon Stuffed Chicken Breast. The damn thing tasted so good and disappeared so quickly of the plate that we didn’t have TIME to take any pictures.

Therefore, check your local restaurant menus for Bacon Stuffed Chicken Breast, find a swank little joint that prepares this awesome dish and find out for yourself what the inside looks like… or you can visit Four Moons Restaurant in Orangeburg, SC like we did.

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Desperate for Bacon…

Few people would deny paying closer attention to financial matters these days. In fact, most would laugh at the very notion that someone DOESN’T keep a watchful eye on the wallet these days. Therefore it chould come as no surprise that bacon lovers such as ourselves occasionally find ourselves at a loss for funds and having to cut back on our bacon consumption.

bacon cooking in a pan

Personally we think all the big chain grocery stores have joined forces and conspired to destroy the spirit of the bacon loving population with outrageous pricing for ‘quality bacon’ and low sale prices on bacon which gives off so much grease per pound that you need scuba gear just to find the few, tiny scraps of meat remaining in the pan after cooking.

Butcher shops, however, seem to take pity on us poor, wretched, bacon starved individuals. They have kept the quality of their bacon relatively consistent and not raised their prices nearly as much as big chain supermarkets. So we thank the butcher shops and promise to visit again for fat slabs’o'bacon, the GOOD bacon, as soon as finances allow.

bacon cooking in a pan

And so, bacon lovers, the other evening a group of us found ourselves sitting around the kitchen table knocking back beers, discussing politics, pondering life, poking fun at religion and, of course, praising bacon.

The TV on the counter had some stupid, yet popular with most of America, sitcom playing and had provided background noise for our small beer-guzzling gathering. No one really paid it much attention until… it happened.

Some clever twit in the Wendy’s marketing department placed an ad for the Baconator, or whatever they call that monstrosity constructed of beef-like meat, processed cheese, sorry excuses for vegetables, and condiments… topped with glorious bacon.

bacon cooking in a pan

Damn. A lull in conversation, laughing and belching allowed the words ‘piled high with bacon’ to enter our brains. No turning back now. we had nighttime bacon on the brain syndrome… and nothing cures that conditon except, well, do we really have to explain that one?

So we all hopped out of our chairs and began our journey… for bacon. Beer had rendered most of us ‘not legal to drive’ so we convinced our one friend’s roommate to give up IM’ing (instant messaging) her latest love interest on MySpace, Facebook, or whichever, to drive us to Wendy’s. She doesn’t drink. No one’s perfect.

She does, however, love bacon… so we forgive her.

After slamming another beer and gathering up the necessities such as money, cell phones and shoes, we piled into her vehicle like clowns moving backwards at the circus. If you didn’t understand that reference, you need to go to the circus. Seriously.

The trip took only five minutes and no one seemed to mind the cramped, crowded conditions in the car. We arrived safe and sound — and hungry.

Each of us craved the Baconator, or whatever they call it, but the steep price they wanted for it made our wallets cringe. Even our undying love for bacon couldn’t make us pull the trigger on a $5.00 fast food burger.

Each of us ordering 4 or 5 the Jr. Bacon Cheeseburger (w/ extra kethup and pickles), however, DID make sense. Too bad the pictures of the burger on the menu lied like cheap hairpieces on the itchy, flaky scalps of used car salesmen.

Picture from TheReelTodd.Com

Oh well. We got our bacon. We stopped for more beer on the way home. We ate. We drank. We burped. End of story.

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BeerOrKid.Com’s Famous Bacon Flowchart

OK, so we feel sooooo much better knowing that people other than ourselves have gone through a decision-making nightmare involving bacon as complex as the one illustrated on this Bacon Flowchart.

We no longer feel like total losers… though honestly, we probably ought to. LOL.

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