So some time last week a story starting circulating (I think it ran in the NY Times) about "The Most Fattening Thing Ever Made". There was a link and a recipe and when I saw the name of the dish, I was in love.
It was called the "Bacon Explosion" and to sum it up it was Bacon wrapped in Pork Sausage wrapped in Bacon covered in BBQ sauce. I started reading the recipe and step one was taking a pound of bacon and creating a "bacon weave". (You had me at bacon weave...) You then pressed the sausage meat over that. Sprinkle BBQ rub on the meat then put another pound of bacon, cooked and crumbled, over the the sausage. You roll the sausage around the cooked bacon like a pinwheel and then wrap that in the bacon weave. Smoke the thing (or bake it if you must) for 2 plus hours, slather on BBQ sauce and cook a little more. Slice it and enjoy a little piece of hog heaven. Here's the link to the recipe. You really need to see the pictures of the creation process.
I was drooling over this thing and showing it to whomever would look. Then the greatest thing happened. While I was happily stirring up my chili for the big Super Bowl party at my house (it was the best batch ever by the way), our friend Travis walked in with a large, brown paper bag. Now he had threatened us that he was making something extra special for the party but I had no idea what it would be.
I opened the bag and saw two large, log-shaped objects wrapped in tin foil. Since I had only thought about the bacon explosion about 17 times a day since discovering it I knew immediately. Not only had Travis made a bacon explosion, he made two! Here's one of them:
[Don't let the looks fool you. This is the most delicious meat product ever!!}
We're still trying to find the pictures of what it looked like inside but we can't locate the person who took them. I'm going to start searching the local hospital cardiac wards later.
Now I'm as straight as they come but I will admit that I kissed him (on the cheek but hard) and offered to go to Massachussetts immediately and marry him except that I'm already married and he's straight too. Thankfully he declined.
So there it is. You may have seen the web site, but now you have a first person witness. The bacon explosion, the most perfect use of a pig.
Hey kids! I'm still here. It's been a blast hanging with all the night owls over the past few years. Well changes are afoot for me and it forced my hand. First, they put me in charge of this mess! That's right, I'm the Program Director now here at Q104.3. What's that mean? It's all MY fault! Whatever "it" is! It also means that I've got to hang around here during the daylight hours. It's funny but now all these people around the office need to talk to me or something. Crazy, right?
But the bigger change for me is coming down in a couple of months - the Big E is going to be a DAD!!! That's right, I have spawned. 6 more signs and we have an Apocalypse! Anyway, while I was appreciative of all the practice I was getting at not sleeping, once the bundle of joy arrives I knew it was all over.
So we've made the change now. Please give a warm welcome to Doc Reno who fills my slot and to John "B-Man" Beaulieu who joins the Q staff for the weekend 3rd shifts cutting Gerry Martire some much needed slack too! Trust me when I say you are in very capable hands with those two. We'll have pages up for them shortly so you can get in touch.
Anyway, I'm not going anywhere. You'll still hear me now and then, you can still find me in the parking lot at Jets games and feel free to drop me a line about anything regarding the Q or whatever.
Remember, it's not "Good Bye" it's "See Ya Later".