Bacon! Bacon! Bacon!

We are a bacon-loving family around here.  Especially this time of year when we are enjoying wonderful home-grown tomatoes.  Nothing goes with bacon as well as tomatoes, lettuce and mayo on toasted bread!  We were talking about bacon at lunch the other day and I discovered not everyone knows about BAKING bacon.  It is my favorite way of cooking it so I thought I would share.  It couldn’t be easier.

Line a rimmed baking sheet with foil for easy cleanup and place a cooling rack on top.  This isn’t strictly necessary but it makes the bacon less greasy and easier to retrieve when it is cooked.  Spread bacon on the rack. IMG_20170821_175524

Put pan in a cold oven and set to bake at 400 degrees for 25-35 minutes, depending on how crispy you like your bacon.

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Crunch and enjoy!

Now, you may be wondering where I get this beautiful bacon.  I have a bacon dealer!  I buy my bacon 36 pounds at a time from Zaycon Fresh.  It comes in 3 pound packages packed into a box.  This whole box goes into the freezer and we enjoy it one package at a time.  I often will bake all 3 pounds at once and freeze the cooked bacon so it can be zapped briefly for an anytime bacon pick-me-up!  If you would like to check out Zaycon, please use this referral link.  It doesn’t cost you anything and if you buy something, I will get $5.  Here is the link: https://zayconfresh.com/refer/zf60415   You will see they sell all kinds of bulk meat.  They bring a truck to a parking lot in your area and you meet them for pickup.  It feels kind of weird the first time!  I’ve been buying from them for YEARS, however, and it seems normal eventually.  😀

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