Bacon Bloody Mary's, Chocolate Bacon, Bacon Lollipops......even Bacon Ice Cream! (Yes, I said Bacon ice cream!) It was a wonderful opportunity to not only focus on Bacon, which is actually classified now as a lean meat, due to the fact that pork is much leaner than it was in the past; but for us, as producers, to share a little bit about what we do, and where that glorious bacon comes from.
You'll need to pay attention early if you want to get into Baconfest 2012. This year's event sold out 2,000 tickets in under four MINUTES when they went on sale! Brent & I had big plans to go out to eat at a "Diner, Drive-in & Dive" (we are Food Network fans), but there was so much food available at the event, that we were stuffed. I have to say my favorite dessert was the bacon canoli, with a shell made of bacon fat, and a cheese & bacon filling, while I had several good sandwiches including an awesome porkburger slider, and a tijuana pork dog.
I apologize for the fuzziness of the pictures.....my digital camera is on the fritz, so I've just got the cell phone cam.
Oh, and by the way, the "Monty" was out again this morning...... :-)