Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal stands up for bacon.

There are days when I wish that you needed more math to get through college. Then I remember that I avoided math like a veritable plague as soon as I realized that being a math minor because I figured that it’d look good on my imaginary character sheet was actually kind of weird.  To be fair; obviously, so was I.

Thus do I refute Marcotte: ‘Mess of Fried Cabbage With Onions And Bacon.’

So against my better judgement…

…I clicked through to the aforementioned Marcotte article. Having managed – barely – to avoid losing any brain cells (always a risk when you read an Amanda Marcotte article), I’d thought I’d pass along the home-cooked meal that I came up with today. Continue reading Thus do I refute Marcotte: ‘Mess of Fried Cabbage With Onions And Bacon.’

#rsrh …or, I could dip into the Strategic Bacon Reserve.

It is downright amazing how the universe improves once you are outside several pieces of bacon.

Speaking of a pork product currently being fried to a crisp in its own grease, Gallup’s reporting a 40% approval rating for President Obama.  It would seem that Peggy Noonan’s right*: nobody particularly loves the guy these days.

Moe Lane

*On that, at least.

Today is Bacon Day.

(Via Instapundit) According to the Iowa state legislature, that is.  Which is no doubt a distraction from the business of the state legislature; but dammit, it’s bacon.  Seriously, can anybody argue with any of this?

WHEREAS, the people of Maine have lobster, the people of Idaho grow great potatoes, and the folks of Texas make great chili, we Iowans have bacon —— nature’s perfect food; and

WHEREAS, whether plain or apple-wood smoked, whether store-bought or artisan-made, bacon is a meat for any meal; and

WHEREAS, as America’s top pork producer, Iowa stands tall as the nation’s source of high-quality bacon…

Well. OK. People are going to argue about the chili. I’m very ecumenical about chili, myself – but that just means that nobody trusts me in either this or the BBQ wars…

Moe Lane

This is my side dish, in which I am well pleased.

Fried Bacon Onion Green Bean Stuff.


  • Half an onion
  • A pound or two of green beans
  • As much bacon as will fit in a Foreman Grill

Chop up the onion; dump it in a frying pan with some olive oil and salt.  Spread it around, turn burner to medium.

Load up the grill with the bacon.

Wash green beans, chop off ends.

Dump green beans into frying pan once the onions start look like they’re cooking.

Cook beans and onions uncovered.  Stir every so often.

Take the bacon grease collecting from grill from time to time and dump it on the green beans.

Cook bacon until crispy and done.  Remove bacon, cut up, mix with green beans.

Continue to cook until onions are caramelized, or whatever it’s called when they get kind of crispy but not actually burned and nasty.

Eat.  Growl at your wife if she dares put her hand near your food dish.  Err, plate.

Serves… two, dammit.

The Democrats’ War on Bacon.

Salt, too.

Let me just add my name to the list of people visibly itching to bounce a salt shaker off of the FDA’s collective forehead:

The Food and Drug Administration is planning an unprecedented effort to gradually reduce the salt consumed each day by Americans, saying that less sodium in everything from soup to nuts would prevent thousands of deaths from hypertension and heart disease. The initiative, to be launched this year, would eventually lead to the first legal limits on the amount of salt allowed in food products.

…because, of course, the FDA has nothing better to do with its time.  Look, I understand that the nanny-state Left doesn’t trust its own judgment and ability to make informed decisions, and that’s fine.  In fact, I agree with them: I don’t trust their judgment or ability to make informed decisions, either.  But why do they insist on trying to interfere with my judgment or ability to make informed decisions? – Aside from them generally being annoying neo-Puritan gloom-magnets, of course.

At any rate, I can’t wait to see the FDA explain to the American people why they can’t have proper bacon anymore…

Moe Lane

Crossposted to RedState.