The Bacon Game
“Does anything not go with bacon?” my oldest daughter asked. We’d gotten into a lengthy discussion about whether the cannelloni I made that night would have been better with bits of smoky, crisp bacon instead of the Italian sausage that I’d used. The conclusion: bacon rules. And then my kids kept talking about what flavors meld well with bacon. (Sometimes we struggle to drag conversation out of our kids during dinner, except when it comes discussing food.)
See a few weeks ago on a whim I made chocolate-bacon cookies. They were tasty but the overall verdict is that next time I should add even more bacon than the three pieces I chopped fine and then added in the batch. Bacon’s been on the brain.
“I’ve got one–ice cream,” said my middle child, enthusiastically. Her dad was quick to point out that he’d tried a decadent apple-pie-bacon shake that proved her wrong.
“Cantalope?” said my youngest.
“Nope, bacon-wrapped cantalope can be really tasty.”
“But not watermelon…” offered my middle daughter.
“You got me on that one.” We decided that bacon wouldn’t pair well with ginger, mint or sushi, but it would fit with orange, eggs (of course!), apples, and alfredo sauce.
Who knew a discussion of bacon could become so interesting–ah the power of food. And bacon, I guess.
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