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An Ode to Bacon

Tuesday, April 23, 2013


In days before March, Saturday mornings found me
Indulging in one of my favorite vices:
I’d fry up some bacon along with my eggs,
And savor a couple of glorious slices.

But since I’ve been Sparking and reading food labels
For nutritional perils that aren’t very nice,
I’m still eating bacon, with one egg for company,
But now I am quick to say, “Thanks, just one slice.”*

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*It may seem silly to love bacon so much, but we are big fans of Burger’s bacon, which is produced in California, Missouri and available here in the Midwest. It is so flavorful! I can get my “bacon fix” with one slice of bacon for a cost of 45 calories, 3.5 g of total fat, 7.5 mg of cholesterol, and 175 mg. of sodium. To me, it’s worth it! And it has been a wonderful discovery to learn that I can be satisfied with just one piece.
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MARIANNMC 4/28/2013 9:42AM

    Love it! Who doesn't love bacon? I'll have to look for Burger's bacon. One egg and one slice of bacom. Hmmmmm? I wonder if I could do that? THANKS.

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MACSMOOTH 4/25/2013 12:18PM

    I love your ode to bacon and I LOVE bacon. The good thing is, I don't eat it frequently. I don't buy it with my groceries, so I really only have bacon once or twice a month at most. I generally have bacon when I visit my in-laws in Georgia. My mother in law knows how to cook up some bacon. In fact that's one of the smells that wakes me up in the mornings where my wife and I are staying with them. Other than that the only times I have bacon is if I eat out somewhere and order it. I don't do that much because I am very particular about my bacon. It ABSOLUTELY has to be crispy. I can't stand rubbery bacon (I must be in the minority though, cause I see rubbery bacon everywhere).

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KOFFEENUT 4/23/2013 1:27PM

    Let's face it - bacon DESERVES an ode. I figure if this is a healthy lifestyle that needs to last a lifetime, I can't cut out entirely the foods I love. I just have to learn how to eat them in moderation. And it sounds like that is EXACTLY what you're doing.

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