MY LIFE WITH BACON continues this week as Cripsi pleads guilty, and I review some Trader Joe’s uncured bacon. Happy Thanksgiving!
BACON IN THE NEWS
Yes, CRISPI HAS ENTERED A GUILTY PLEA. You may remember the story a while back – a young lady was arrested for attempted murder, with bacon. She put a bunch of bacon on the stove and turned the burners on high, leaving the house. I’ve copied and pasted the news story below for your reading enjoyment, with emphasis in italics and bold mine:
(Newser) – What a waste of bacon: A Utah woman angry at her ex-boyfriend admitted to police that she put a pound of bacon on a cookie sheet on top of his gas stove back in March, turned the burner on "high," and left it there—allegedly in an attempt to burn the house down. Making the already-weird story even weirder: Her last name is Crispi. Cameo Adawn Crispi, 32, pleaded guilty yesterday to reckless burning, attempted assault by a prisoner, and intoxication, all misdemeanors.
Charges of arson, burglary, assault by a prisoner, interfering with an arresting officer, and electronic communication harassment were dropped as part of her plea deal, KSL reports.
The man was not home at the time, but called the cops after getting 15 calls and text messages from Crispi in less than an hour. "The bacon was burned and smoking badly" when officers arrived, with smoke pouring out the front door and Crispi clearly impaired. "I asked to come in and observed a wood stove left open with a fire burning inside and hot coals on the floor around the stove," the responding officer says. Crispi was arrested after a brief struggle; her BAC was found to be 0.346, which is more than four times what Utah considers "impaired."
My favorite line: "Crispi clearly impaired." I think her mug shot on the day of the arrest is more fun than the one from the courtroom where she is entering her plea. She looks more crispy in her mug shot.
THIS WEEK’S BACON IS TRADER JOE’S.
This is their “Classic Sliced Dry Rub” “All Natural* Uncured Bacon”. The asterisk is followed by the words below, “minimally processed”…
This bacon had a classic aroma out of the package – clean, with a little smoky scent. That must be due to the “minimally processed” process. Just guessing.
The 12-ounce package netted 12.5 ounces, a typical over-delivery excellence from Trader Joe’s. When cooked, the bacon weighed in at 4.3 ounces; minimal shrinkage, minimal stickiness, and somewhat curly. Looks great and easy to cook!
The bacon’s flavor is just classic, and average, rated at 2.5. Just OK. Good everyday bacon. It was of average crispness, 2.5 and average succulence, 2.5. Average bacon. But good. I ate it all. It was just a quarter pound, grandma!
Again, Happy Thanksgiving! I'll be smoking a big pork butt this coming weekend... stay tuned.