Bacon! originally uploaded by Dinner Series
Last week’s poll asked about the quality of hospital care you or your family members have received. While I haven’t been all that impressed with how my family members were treated and certainly how I was treated while attempting to ensure they received a level of care which I found acceptable to warrant the $30,000+ in fees we were billed, it appears that most people either don’t know or think their care was excellent. Yay for everyone else. I suppose it gives me hope for what I really don’t ever want to have to do again.
This week’s poll comes after making bacon for breakfast on Saturday morning and for BLTs the other night. We’ve recently switched to baking bacon instead of frying it on the stove. We put a baking rack on a jellyroll pan and stick it in the oven at 420F for 25-30 minutes. The bacon grease is clear and easy to store for other purposes and the bacon isn’t as greasy. While it probably should cook more like 32+ mins to get to the point where most people like their bacon, I like mine a little undercooked and thus I’m pleased with the 25-30 minutes (depending on bacon thickness).
Even though we prefer baking it there are plenty of other options available for cooking bacon. One, grilling, is something I honestly never thought would ever work due to grease dripping on the flames but I wonder if anyone else here has tried it? Are there any other methods you have for cooking your bacon that you prefer? Do you do a bunch of different styles depending on the mood?
Whatever you have to say about this one go ahead and comment on and vote on the side bar and then feel free to check out our expired polls in the archive or read through the previous posts about polls here.