Bacon Party

Because I <3 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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Planning Begins

Posted by Garth Gutenberg on February 19, 2008

Mike and I have homework.  His is to obtain a bottle of vodka by Friday so that we can begin preparations of Bacon Vodka.  Mine is to obtain a pound of bacon by the same time (and obviously for the same reason).  It takes 3 weeks to prepare, so we’ve solidified the party date to March 15th.

We will also begin the documentary filming and will plan the menu on Friday, so expect some exciting footage (or at least pictures) by the end of the weekend.

And finally on the homework front I am working on the Evite. I hope to combine the Facebook event and the Evite into one (i.e. the Facebook event will likely just have a link to the Evite).  I will also be publicizing this blog in the Evite, so if you’re reading this because you’ve already been invited, congratulations for making the cut.

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First Post

Posted by Garth Gutenberg on February 11, 2008

Welcome to my Bacon Party blog. Due to my excessive appreciation for the fine meat known as bacon, I’ve decided to throw a bacon party. My friend and partner in crime, Mike, thought that it would be a good idea to document the entire process via video, and as a compliment to that (and a place to provide video snippets) I created this blog space.

Who?

The hosts will be Mike and I. Currently the guest list is limited to friends and friends of friends who have an appreciation for bacon. No appreciation means no invite. There’s just no reason to waste good bacon on those who scowl at us and consider us crazy. Losers.

What?

A bacon party of course. Think cocktail party, but instead of various inebriating beverages we will be serving a variety of bacon-oriented delicacies. And some inebriating beverages – with a bacon theme of course.

When?

Likely the weekend of March 9th. Though I may postpone it until the 16th. We’ll see. Video and photo documentary will likely not begin until later this week as Mike is busy with other commitments. But trust me, it will come.

Where?

My place. For fear of the entire internet showing up on the day of the party due to the overwhelming love of nature’s candy (yes, that’s bacon, not raisins; raisins are nature’s turd imho), I’ve decided not to publish the actual address. However if you’re really interested in attending and live in Toronto, leave a comment/email and I’ll see what I can do. References should be available upon request (i.e. if I or my friends don’t know you you might have issues getting past the bouncer).

Why?

Because bacon is nature’s candy. And the pig is, to quote Homer Simpson, a “wonderful, magical animal”. And because I’d like to see just how versatile bacon really is. After all, I’ve been saying for years that bacon should be a part of every meal.

How?

Well, that’s what this blog hopes to explain, beginning with the various bits of bacon-related paraphernalia (who knew it was spelled that way? I hope firefox isn’t lying to me) I own, moving into the scrumptious bacony dishes we will make, and finishing off with the party preparations and party itself. I hope you enjoy the ride almost as much as I do (it’ll never be AS good since you won’t be eating the bacony goodness, but by all means DO try this at home).

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