Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Recipe 90 - Daddy, we gotta talk..

We are smack dab in the middle of "Jumbled June" and this next one is for the dads out there.    Check it out - my favorite TV dad on the left there - Mr. Brady.   What a jumbled mess he's about to create!

Well, when you think of dads and food, where does your mind go?
Mine?  Well it immediately goes (quite unfortunately too) to 'bacon'.   And what's this ridiculous recent trend towards bacon?  Were we all this messed up to begin with?

Let's back up a moment, shall we?

Last weekend I was in Southeastern, KY, Southwestern WV.   In a little town called Matewan.   Did you ever hear of the feud between the Hatfield and McCoys? I was right there in the middle of feudin' country.. and the feud?   Started with a pig.  BTW, I never did get my stuffed piggie..
But, I met a couple pigs last weekend...

Step closer to your bacon while it's alive, people.. if you don't gag at their scent, then there might be something wrong with you.  
Now, I love piggies.. disregard their lack of clean water bathing, I still love them.. but the pigs you're consuming as bacon - you think farmers take the time to wash them?  Seriously, know your meat!

Step closer.
Bacon is prepared from several different cuts of meat. It is usually made from side and back cuts of pork, except in the United States, where it is almost always prepared from pork belly (typically referred to as "streaky", "fatty", or "American style" outside of the US and Canada). The side cut has more meat and less fat than the belly. Bacon may be prepared from either of two distinct back cuts: fatback, which is almost pure fat, and pork loin, which is very lean. Bacon-cured pork loin is known as back bacon.
Gross much?

All you're wanting this for is the flavor.. you're eating fat.
What does fat taste like when it's not fried up?
(You try that and let me know, fool.)
C'mon, seriously.  Go kick yourself and then educate yourself.  You eat meat for the flavor.
You are not a wild boar, wise up.

That being said, what's the most creepy sounding mix-up you could ever create with bacon, coupled with the fact that we're going to make it 'vegan-style' that you could possibly come up with in your head?

There's something for everyone here:

Maple Bacon Ice Cream.

Oh yeah, I'm serious.  I'm going there.

Let's do some numbers:

Maple Bacon Ice Cream                  Maple Fakon Ice Cream
                                     1 scoop
Calories  - 253                                                 119
Total Fat  - 18                                                     6
Cholesterol - 135                                                0
Sodium - 45                                                      12
Total Carbs - 19                                                 9
Fiber - 0                                                             2
Protein - 4.0                                                       2
WW Pts -  7                                                       3

I remember back in the day when my dad used to take us for ice cream..  it was usually Dairy Queen and I always had the banana sundae (because the ppl in C-U IL know HOW to make a banana sundae with banana sauce). 
So, I connect the two - ice cream, bacon, to daddy.

Stay tuned this weekend as this is going to be a two parter.  I'm making the ice cream from scratch, maybe I can find a dad out there, brave enough to test-try it.  (My own isn't quite that adventerous... however he's getting vegan twinkies for dad's day. ;)  )

Let's wise up, and save the pigs, the cows, and even the chickens (there are egg yolks in ice cream!)
I'll prove to you this wild mix-up is the way to go!

Starting on Friday!

Music enjoyed while blogging:
Not a thing

Current Craving:
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Current Motivation:
Working on the BFFs "OM" birthday cake!

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