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Where have I been?

July 22nd, 2008 by Conor Lastowka · 22 Comments

Has it really been two weeks since I posted anything on the blog?  Where the hell have I been?

Answer:  Cooking bacon!

Friday night it became necessary to cook up 8 pounds of bacon, a process that took a long time, three pans, resulted in more than 32 ounces of liquid grease and finished at 2:30 in the morning.  If anyone is interested in repeating such an endeavor, I highly recommend obtaining your bacon at Costco, where a four pack of pound packs of bacon costs only ten dollars, and the bacon is delicious.

conor and matt bacon

bacon and grease

sizzle

Though we didn’t get a chance to create the World’s Longest Strip of Bacon, we did find at least one innovative use that I hope to cover at a later date…

Tags: bacon

22 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Mario "Asteroid" Panighetti on Jul 22, 2008 at 6:14 pm

    Don’t forget to bacon-dip a few!

  • 2 To_Servo_Man on Jul 22, 2008 at 6:33 pm

    In this house we butter our bacon!

  • 3 Charlie W on Jul 22, 2008 at 6:35 pm

    bacon bacon bacon! IT’S BACON!

  • 4 Laurel on Jul 22, 2008 at 7:05 pm

    Would’ve been much easier to bake the bacon rather than cook on stovetop especially when dealing with such a large quantity.

    Though of course I still applaud . . . bacon!

  • 5 SecretIdentityCrisis on Jul 22, 2008 at 7:24 pm

    So… you’ve been in a bacon coma for two weeks?

    Nice.

  • 6 Ryan on Jul 22, 2008 at 7:46 pm

    O.
    M.
    G.

  • 7 camcat on Jul 22, 2008 at 8:26 pm

    Thanks!! Ya’ll reminded me that I had bacon in my purse (left overs from dinner at IHOP). I was gonna give it to the cats, but it sounded and looked so good I ate it myself. MMMMMmmm yeah!

  • 8 Onil on Jul 22, 2008 at 8:53 pm

    Yeesh, I certainly hope your apartment or house has proper ventilation. I don’t know just how long I could live with the bacony smell that is sure to have permeated your domicile.

  • 9 Scooter on Jul 22, 2008 at 9:44 pm

    It’s expensive, but definitely worth it

    http://www.gratefulpalate.com/?p=Category_11

  • 10 suzanne on Jul 22, 2008 at 11:37 pm

    those don’t look like state quarters.

    unless that’s buffalo bacon.

  • 11 Geena on Jul 23, 2008 at 5:28 am

    “I don’t know just how long I could live withOUT the bacony smell that is sure to have permeated your domicile.”

    There. Fixed it for ya.

  • 12 Heather on Jul 23, 2008 at 6:21 am

    It looks like you needed an apron, Conor. Actually, considering it’s bacon, a lab coat and welding helmet probably would be better. That stuff is hell to cook in a pan.

  • 13 Teaser on Jul 23, 2008 at 9:58 am

    Coming from a professional cook and Pastry Chef……You guys need a better bacon makin’ method how about an electric griddle or electric fry pan,or better yet…Broil it

  • 14 Danni on Jul 23, 2008 at 10:00 am

    I’m still not clear on the ‘reason’ for cooking 8 pounds of bacon… Are you packing it up and taking it to the Con to hand out to people visiting the RiffTrax booth? Maybe you could squeeze it in a couple of the Mike boxes (there are 17 after all). I’m sure his head won’t mind a pound or two of bacon resting next to it…

  • 15 R.A. Roth on Jul 23, 2008 at 10:52 am

    The smell will linger for a decade. Sweet!

    Randy

  • 16 Nanobots on Jul 23, 2008 at 11:15 am

    Wooo. PERFECT lead-in for this web page that I came across today and wanted to point you guys at anyway:

    http://www.perpetualkid.com/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWPROD&ProdID=2594

    (found via http://www.geeklikeme.net/ — which is a “Weird Al” Yankovic-approved web site…)

  • 17 Nanobots on Jul 23, 2008 at 11:17 am

    Why would anyone need a reason to cook 8 pounds of bacon?

  • 18 Nanobots on Jul 23, 2008 at 11:28 am

    For those who are reluctant to click on the link, it’s for bacon-flavored tooth floss. Yum — and good for your teeth too!

  • 19 Conor Lastowka on Jul 23, 2008 at 11:34 am

    There was quite a bit of grease spraying, and we debated the oven method. But this method seemed much more social.

  • 20 Conor Lastowka on Jul 23, 2008 at 11:35 am

    We had a party and had a butler walk around with a plate of bacon for appetizers. But having it at the booth is not a bad idea. Beats the hell out of free 300 cardboard shields.

  • 21 RemmieBarrow on Jul 23, 2008 at 1:54 pm

    AH, Bacon by the tanker load.

  • 22 Inasimplerhyme on Jul 30, 2008 at 9:33 pm

    Wake up to the smell of bacon.

    http://www.mathlete.com/portfolio/wakeNbacon.php

    Enjoy!

    -Jon