Bacon Party

Because I <3 Bacon

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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
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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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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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.

Bacon and Garlic Dip
Bacon Party Bread Sticks
Bacon Popcorn

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)

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

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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Posted by Garth Gutenberg on March 8, 2008

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Vodka and Paraphernalia

Posted by Garth Gutenberg on February 27, 2008

Today I’m making the decision to keep this blog up-to-date even if it doesn’t involve pictures or anything fancy. The reason for this is that (as some of you readers may know) I’m currently computerless, save for my smartphone and Mike’s Eee PC, neither of which makes for very robust blog posts. But, I will persevere.

So last night Mike and I began the process of bacon vodka. I realize that it won’t actually get to infuse for a full 3 weeks, but I think 2.5 is sufficient. Mike filmed the process and in addition to seeing it in his bacumentary I will be posting clips when he gets around to doing some editing. In the meantime, here’s a pic of what the bacon vodka looks like on day 2:

Vodka Bottle

And here’s a closeup of the bacony, peppercorny goodness:


Looks pretty … um … gross. I know. But once it’s infused, stuck in the freezer to solidify the fat, and strained using a coffee filter we should end up with some tasty bacony vodka.

As for paraphernalia, here’s a pic of everything I’ve collected over the years:


Here we have some BLT scented candles (individual bacon, lettuce and tomato scents), a pig-shaped bacon press (for keeping the bacon flat in the frying pan), some bacon band-aids, three different varieties of bacon salt (Original, Peppered and Hickory), bacon toilet paper (just has bacon print on it… not actually made of bacon), bacon-flavored toothpicks, bacon mints, a bacon ornament (that we will use as a mistletoe replacement at the partay), and some bacon luggage tags (we considered using these as name tags at the party, but I only have 6 so I’m gonna save them and use them on actual luggage in the near future).

Admittedly the only thing that’s edible here is the salt, but I still think that it should all round out the bacon party well. Maybe I’ll make some bacony streamers or something as well. As for the salt, I had a turkey sandwich last night and added some of the peppered flavor. It was a great addition to the sandwich and adds very little in the way of bad-for-you stuff (it’s just salt after all). Yet it definitely added a bacony flavor. To paraphrase Ferris Bueller, it is so choice. If you have the means I highly recommend picking some up.

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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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