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Bacon has always been a part of my life, it’s kind of like family. Breakfast, lunch, dinner or any meal in between bacon is always there to brighten my days and bring happiness to my nights. With bacon, I know I can never go wrong. Whether I use it in a recipe or eat a crispy plank by itself, I can always count on bacon to bring a smile to my face, warm feeling to my heart, and contentment to my soul. As long as I have bacon, I know everything is going to be just fine.
The other day at Walmart, as I was strolling through the meat section, packages of Jimmy Dean® Bacon caught my eye. I was overcome with emotion when I saw how affordable this premium bacon was priced. Why has it taken me so long to purchase Jimmy Dean Bacon? At prices like this, they are practically giving it away. Whoever came up with this must be some kind of philanthropist. I immediately grabbed a pack of Jimmy Dean Applewood and Hickory Smoked Premium Bacon and made my way to the checkout line. I wasn’t about to pass up a deal like that. With the question of “what’s for dinner” solved, I headed home to make BLT’s and an extra special breakfast treat for the whole family.
When it comes to making bacon there are many ways to cook this fine food. For BLT’s I prefer to bake the bacon at 350° in the oven until it’s nice and crispy. Although cooking times may vary slightly depending on your oven, it shouldn’t take any longer than 30 – 45 minutes. Just place a cooling rack on a cookie sheet, slap some bacon on top, and slam it in the oven. Using the cooling rack/cookie sheet combo is one of my favorite ways to cook bacon. Baking is an easier and cleaner alternative to frying and produces crispier sexier planks.
After making BLT’s I cooked up another batch of bacon for my Elvis inspired breakfast treat. To make it all you need is bacon, peanut butter, bananas, a tube of crescent rolls, and powdered sugar. Make your bacon first and roll out your crescent rolls in a baking pan. Add a layer of peanut butter, apply strips of bananas, bacon, and top with another crescent roll. Use a fork to tighten up the edges. After baking for 12 -15 minutes, sprinkle some powdered sugar on top and enjoy breakfast of The King, uh huh, thank you very much! Whether you want to call it an Elvis Pocket or The King’s Crescent doesn’t matter. What matters is this recipe is easy to make and is delicious.
Whether you are looking to add more bacon to your life or you enjoy it often, be sure to grab some Jimmy Dean Premium Bacon the next time you are at Walmart. Bacon is good by itself and can upgrade any recipe. There are literally thousands of things you can make with bacon. I made BLT’s and a tasty Elvis treat. What are you going to make?