Friday 25 November 2016

Bacon Day

The bacon I started curing the other week is now ready for eating
 It looks yummy
 It was all sliced up with a meat slicer
 And the first slices were straight into the pan
 proper bacon with no white scum, makes yummy bacon sandwiches for breakfast.
 all sliced ready to be chilled before packing to go into the freezer.
 you get a lot of slices of bacon from a small loin, curing bacon is so easy to do, no special equipment or ingredients
 The end bits were kept aside for Bean and Bacon soup.
 a couple of tins of Cannelli beans
 onions carrots and celery I didn't have any fresh to hand so dehydrated celery was used.
 the bacon scraps were diced and fried up added to the beans, veg was diced and soften in the same pan that was used for the bacon seasoned added to the pan with some stock add some tomato paste and minced garlic, cook it all slowly for about an hour,
 serve with fresh home made bread perfect lunch for an autumnal lunch. 
2 Bowls well Martin came home unexpectedly last night unfortunately he has to go back Saturday night, then he will be back on Sunday night, talk about confusing me, I never know what day of the week it is when he changes his days.
 Tonight's dinner meatballs in barbecue sauce, I did make up a big batch of meatballs, there is now another couple meals in the freezer ready for when he comes home unannounced again.

Saturday December 4th 1982
Jessy in season.
All went to Carmarthen, Douglas bought Hoover cleaner and attachments. 
I bought Xmas tree lights, tinsel and another Xmas pressy.
 Had fish chips and coffee, then tea and cake.
Bought book of music.
John phoned Taf about getting some straw.
No medicine given to calves today.


  1. That bacon looks absolutely scrumptious Dawn, bet it tastes fantastic and nothing like the horrible supermarket stuff.

  2. The bacon looks so nice....I can almost taste it and I may have to try the recipe for the soup....mmmmmmm-x-

  3. That's real bacon, not pumped with water, lovely yum!

  4. You seriously eat the best food Dawn! That bacon looks superb!

  5. Yum, the bacon looks wonderful.

    God bless.

  6. That all looks mouth watering, I do have a weakness for bacon and ocassional sneak out for a bacon sarnie so that Logan doesn't get upset about me eating meat

    1. Dont blame you nothing beats a bacon sarnie

  7. I can smell the bacon from here Dawn and the meatballs look yummy.

    1. The meat balls are fab, I have several diffrent sauces I do with them

  8. The food looks amazing. I bet it tastes amazing too!

    1. It was making my mouth water just slicing it

  9. Replies
    1. I dry cure bacon, havent tried it with a wet cure

  10. I can't wait to follow in your footsteps and do this next year. Thanks for sharing


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