This is my first time participating in the weekly Writer’s Workshop that Mama Kat hosts on her blog Mama’s ’ It. Check it out - http://www.mamakatslosinit.com/2013/06/writing-prompts-06-03/ Yes, another Kat! We should start a club; call me !
Most weeks, when I look at her writing prompts, my mind tends to draw a great big blank. I’m not good under pressure and my poor little imagination kind of shrivels ups. This week, however, is different. One of Mama Kat’s prompts this week is BACON!! Yay! This is one of my favorite words in all of the English language. I can write an ode to bacon with my eyes closed and one hand behind my back but I won’t because I don’t want you to think that I’m a dope who can’t type to save her life.
The sight of a perfectly cooked, crispy slice of bacon is a feast for the eyes, conjuring up images of cozy Sunday breakfasts eaten in your with a hot cup of tea and some eggs or pancakes.
Then there is the smell! The scent that permeates the whole house while that perfectly cured meat sizzles in the pan is pure ambrosia. Nobody in the household can possible stay asleep once their noses pick up that scent. It’s enough to make your taste buds stand up at attention and send drool dripping down your chin.
The finale comes when you sink your teeth into that perfect combination of crispness and chewiness, the saltiness and smoky , the grease that carries these to all parts of your mouth. Does it get any better than this?
Bacon goes with just about anything. I mean, really, it makes everything better! You go into a restaurant and read about a chicken dish on the menu; as soon as you see that it’s wrapped in bacon, it doesn’t matter what else is in the dish, your first reaction is “Yum!” Just take a tour around the internet and you’ll find great innovations in bacon enjoyment – bacon doughnuts, bacon jam, chocolate covered bacon…….. the combinations are endless! If I met a man on the street who was wearing bacon scented cologne, I’d probably jump his bones right then and there. Try getting that picture out of your head. (you’re welcome)
My latest love, though, is a recent menu addition at Tim Horton’s, that shining example of all that is Canadian. I am talking, of course, about their breakfast – egg, cheese, your choice of bacon or sausage (bacon, of course!) all served on either a multi-grain or, get this, MAPLE flatbread! We’re talking about flatbread infused with maple syrup here people…….with bacon! It’s amazing that I have found the restraint to keep myself from going there every ’ day. Take a look at this picture and just try to tell me that this doesn’t look good.