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Your show this morning inspired me to make some bacon. Are you aware that you are inspiring excessive, spontaneous bacon consumption? Well, I just happened to have some fine, thick-cut, hickory smoked bacon in the meat drawer, so I threw it in the frying pan! Attached is a photo of its sizzling goodness (mmm, can't you just smell it?). I have also attached a photo of my BACON GREASE JAR FOR RUSTY! And, Rusty, I am 26, AND FROM VIRGINIA, so you have NO EXCUSE! Bacon grease is an excellent cooking tool, so much more than just a bacon by-product. Also, if you find a coffee cup to be unsatisfactory for a bacon grease storage container, for whatever reason/excuse you use, please remember that you are not required to use a mug! My family does use mugs for their bacon grease stash, but my husband, Major Will, has always reused jars for bacon grease. The one pictured is a washed and sanitized pickled okra jar. It does a fine job! Uncle Henry, I hope this helps you smear some sense onto your intern.
Now a happy listener in NC, thanks to Major Will,
Hillary (no not that one, thank God)
Rusty, next time, COMB YOUR HAIR!
Good evening, Uncle Henry,
Earlier last week I stopped by our local butcher and picked up three pounds of chuck roast to make Spicy Cowboy Chili and two pounds of bacon as both my supply of bacon grease and the pre-cooked bacon in the freezer were running low. We have about ten pounds of uncooked, vacuum-sealed bacon on hand, but that is for emergency use.
I cooked up both pounds at once and collected the grease with my George Foreman Grill. It was then collected into a Pyrex receptacle and placed into the refrigerator for use in the making of cornbread, the cooking of eggs, and the creation of gumbo, as well as other deliciousness such as pancakes and french toast.
Attached are pictures of the bacon before and after it was cooked. Also shown is the grease that was collected and the means by which we protect our bacon and grease.
Lastly, while this was cooking up I decided to make use of the remaining pre-cooked bacon and had myself a toasted peanut butter sandwich made with the bread my wife bakes fresh every week. I washed it down with a tall glass of sweet tea made with Community, the best tea around!
Anyway, feel free to post these pictures on the website. With luck you'll have quite the bacon-scented archive before the year is done!
Looking forward to the week!
Here are all three candidates from their interviews on the Uncle Henry Show. The election is January 29.