If you think the only way to acknowledge this food holiday is just by grabbing a few slices, you’d be very wrong. There are plenty of creative ways to celebrate and keep riding that bacon high all weekend long. Let’s get sizzling:
Step 1. Buy lots of bacon - There are some great bacon breaks you can find online. Retailers are offering coupon codes, deals and discounts. You just have to know where to look. Baconfreak.com is one place to start.
Step 2. Drink your bacon - Not a mimosa fan? Try a bacon and egg cocktail involving bacon-infused gin, egg whites, lemon juice and more. Combine in a shaker, strain and serve over ice. Don’t forget a slab of bacon to garnish, too.
Step 3. Have a bacon bash - You can throw a big Bacon Potluck Party. Friends and family can come together to bring the bacon home to you. Recipes available online vary greatly so if everyone makes just one different item you could have a meal from bacon burgers to bacon maple shortbread. Design your own bacon-based bash by putting your recipe up against friends or family.
Step 4. Bacon with a gourmet twist - Want to leave the mess for someone else and just eat the bacon instead? Fortunately there are options for that as well. Here in Louisiana, Alexandria is home to BaconFest 2017, which is going on through Saturday. Atwood’s Bakery on MacArthur Drive has their favorites right in the middle of the celebration; including their famous Bacon Pralines and chocolate covered bacon slices. And they DO say, “it’s worth the drive.” Of course they would!