Last night I had the entire Buffet o’ Blog staff at my house, and we created a Buffet o’ Bacon. There was regular crispy bacon, baked bacon-wrapped smokies with BBQ sauce (which were awesome!), shish-ka-bobs with bacon, ham, and cheese, and there was some bacon-wrapped croissants. It even got a little crazy when someone put candy corn on some of the bacon-wrapped croissants before putting them in the oven.
Needless to say, we had a great time. We shared our unique analysis of the second presidential debate (and it’s too bad our discussion wasn’t recorded for a podcast), and we did some multiplayer network gaming (to build an empire and conquer the world), and we ate lots of bacon.
I do have to say the bacon-wrapped croissants didn’t turn out as well as expected. Here’s a picture before cooking, when it seemed like a good idea:
The problem was, most of the croissants absorbed all of the bacon grease, and thus were quite “heavy”. We’re gonna have a talk with that “Important Doctor” that frequents this blog, because he’s talked of using bacon grease in your diet, and there’s some flaws with that plan. I still think the bacon and cheese plan might work, as long as you drain the bacon grease.
Ironically, the ones with the candy corn turned out pretty good. The candy melted and most of it ran off, and the bacon grease drained off some, too. So what was left was like a cracker with bacon and a honey glaze.
All in all, that evening was the awesome! I do think we’ll have to do this again…