Bacon Party

Because I <3 Bacon

Archive for March, 2008

Bacon Induced Hangover

Posted by Garth Gutenberg on March 16, 2008

The bacon party was a rousing success.  Much bacon was consumed and everyone seemed to have a good time.  I got drunk on Smokebeer and Bacon-Infused Vodka (which really tasted more like super peppery infused vodka – but that’s a story for another post).  All in all I’d say a good time was had by all.  More details, pictures, etc. will come later this week (I would say tomorrow but its St. Paddy’s day, so I highly doubt that I’ll be in any condition to blog).  For those of you that came out, thanks for making the party a success.  For those of you that didn’t, you missed a good party and a lot of bacony goodness.  That is all for now… I need to nurse my hangover.

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Pre-Day Prep

Posted by Garth Gutenberg on March 15, 2008

Kat came over tonight around 7:30. Jordan showed up around 9. Between the three of us we whipped through a lot of dishes.

Bacon Candy – Check!
Chocolate Covered Bacon – Check!
Maple Bacon Cupcakes – Check!
Bacon Chocolate Chip Cookies – Check!
Bacon and Garlic Dip – Check! (ok, this actually needs to be baked but it’s mostly done)

All that’s left tomorrow is:

Bread Sticks
Popcorn
Cornbread
Scrambled Eggs

and heating the Chili. All in all an uber-productive evening. I totally owe Jordan and Kat a night of drinking. The only negative is that Jordan seemed to think he was sick (i.e. he wanted to vomit) due to the excess of bacon smoke / scent in my condo. But I think he’s a bit of a bacon lightweight. Either way, tomorrow promises to be an extravagant evening. I just hope all of the guests agree.

In retrospect, the bacon cup BLTs or the other bacon tomato thing would’ve been good.  As it stands there’s an excessive amount of bacon and not much (i.e. nil) in the way of vegetables or anything else remotely healthy.  Hell, eating a cookie right now doubles my heart rate and makes me feel like I need to go to the hospital.  But wtf, eh?  You only live once, and most of those lives don’t even involve a bacon party! 🙂

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Shopping

Posted by Garth Gutenberg on March 12, 2008

Just finished the party shopping run.  All in all Kat was uber efficient and we whipped through it.

Total spent ~= $139

Not too bad really.  7 lbs of bacon cost me $28.  Added to the 2 lbs still in the fridge and the 3 lbs in the chili this party will include a grand total of 12 lbs of bacon.  Assuming that there’s no food left at the end of the party (highly unlikely) that will mean that each person will have consumed almost a pound of bacon.  Mmmm…. bacon.

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Menu

Posted by Garth Gutenberg on March 10, 2008

The menu is pretty much finalized. There’s one item that may not make the final cut, but only due to the extreme amount of effort involved. Also, due to circumstances outside of his control, Mike will no longer be co-hosting. However Kat has graciously stepped up and is excited to be a part of the party planning committee, so I’m not in this alone. So, without further adieu, I present the menu of bacony goodness.

Appetizers
Bacon and Garlic Dip
Bacon Party Bread Sticks
Bacon Popcorn

Entrees
Bacon Chili
Cheese and Bacon Cornbread
Bacon and Tomato Cups
Bacon Bowl BLT (this particular item may be removed due to complexity; we shall see)
Bacon Salt Scrambled Eggs (mostly for Kat due to her inability to consume solid food, but there will be enough for others to sample as well)

Desserts
Maple Bacon Cupcakes w/ Maple Frosting
Bacon Chocolate Chip Cookies w/ Maple Cinnamon Glaze
Chocolate Bacon
Bacon Candy

Drinks
Schlenkerla Smokebeer
The Bacon Mary
The Bacotini
Bacon Shots

Fallback (i.e. if people are still hungry or more people show up than anticipated)
Peanut Butter, Bacon Sandwiches

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Contextual Ads

Posted by Garth Gutenberg on March 8, 2008

I sent the proposed menu to Mike via Gmail, and when I was reading his response I noticed the Gmail AdWords. Since I got such a chuckle out of them I figured I’d share. Note that the menu is pretty much finalized and will be published here later today, so stay tuned.

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