Saturday, July 30, 2016

Dude Changes Name to Bacon Double Cheeseburger

MY LIFE WITH BACON continues this week, leading with a story about a crazy dude who changed his name, and some Nueske's bacon.


Yes, you read the headline right. But this might be a surprise: the guy is from the UK.
"Sam Smith, from Muswell Hill, changed his name by deed poll to reflect his love of the food after a night in the pub."
THIS WEEK'S BACON is Nueske's! Cherrywood smoked. Beautiful packaging just in time for St. Patrick's day.

The 12 ounce package produced 12.1 ounces of uncooked bacon, which yielded 4.3 ounces after cooking. The bacon made only 100ml of rendered fat.

This batch was a lot sweeter than I remember. I cooked it in the oven at 400 degrees; came out properly done without all the fuss and muss of stovetop cooking. I think this batch was just average and a big disappointment... especially since I've always rated Nueske's very highly.

Grandma Fights off Thief with Bacon

MY LIFE WITH BACON continues after a hiatus with the top story of July 2016: 86-year old woman fights off a thief with a package of bacon.


The thing I've missed the most are the crime stories involving bacon. Well, here's one that has been widely reported. Photo above from the UPI:

As the article here says, the lady withdrew a 'large quantity' of money from an ATM before going grocery shopping. While in the store, she was accosted by an 'unknown female' who 'grabbed her trolley' (apparently this happened in the British Isles) and demanded her money. "The woman defended herself by repeatedly hitting the female offender over the head with a packet of bacon."

This article from the Manchester Evening News has quotes from observers and bystanders. They are quite funny:

referring to the assailant: “I bet she has a crackling headache now!” and “Good on her... bet the offender made off with egg on her face.”

Way to go, granny! Hopefully she cooked it up and enjoyed a feast in celebration. Wish they reported what brand she used. I wonder if it was frozen? That would'a hurt!

And here's a link to some bacon crimes: