Monday, August 8, 2016

Bacon Epic Failure

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Well today you are not going to find a great recipe, just a fun story about our bacon epic failure.

 The picture is myself the foodie with this blog, and my son Sammy who graduated from culinary school and is a pretty good cook. So you might ask yourself how could they burn the bacon?

 Our son, his wife, and our two beautiful granddaughters came last weekend for a visit, to attend Sammy’s class reunion.

Whenever we have everybody together it’s a tradition to cook a huge family breakfast. When we're all together my son and daughter dub our house “The Hotel Monaco” and feel it’s a must to post our happenings to Facebook.

It was a beautiful cool, sunny morning here in Western New York. I like to cook the bacon on a cookie sheet in the oven, I find this so much easier. On this morning I decided not to use the oven so I wouldn’t heat up the kitchen.

So I proceeded to line a cookie sheet with tin foil and place the bacon on it. I took this out to the deck and fired up the grill on the low setting. 

Fran was out there playing with our four grandchildren. I asked her to watch the bacon, and she did for a while.

While Sammy and I made the pancakes, eggs, and sausage in the house, Fran was watching the bacon, at least we all thought so. 

Just about the time everything was coming together, Fran yelled from the deck “the bacon is burned”.

The burned bacon!
 The moral of this story is, don’t put your bacon on the grill and expect your wife to watch it while she is playing with the grandchildren.

Needless to say “The Hotel Monaco” got some very bad reviews for the day. I hope you enjoyed our bacon failure.

As always thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoy!

21 comments:

  1. Bacon can be easy to burn. My kids eat it anyways.

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  2. I tried to eat it Sandy, but it was too far gone!! Thanks for stopping by:)

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  3. That looks pretty serious. :( On the bright side, though, you have a new family story! "Dad, remember when grandma burnt the bacon?" That should be good for repeating at Monaco family breakfasts for the next, oh, 40 years or so!

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  4. You are so right Susan, now I can't stop laughing!!! It will be a great story for many years to come. Thanks for stopping by :)

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  5. It happens, playing with the grandchildren is so much more fun than watching bacon cook.....lol and it's still edible in that range of blackness.lol

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  6. I do agree Olivia, playing with them is much more fun. It was a total loss for everybody except me, because I agree on your second point, I was the only one that would eat it. I do like my bacon crisp!!! Thanks for stopping by.

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  7. Ha! Grandma's can't help it when the grandkids are involved. I am sure the bargain price of the hotel will help keep the reviews friendly ;-)

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    1. Bargain prices for sure Carlee!! Thanks for stopping by!

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  8. Grandma gave the good bacon to the grandchildren. It was a bacon switch I tell you! ♡

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    1. I think you're right Ginger! The kids got the good bacon and I got the burned stuff!! Thanks for stopping by :)

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  9. Grandma gave the good bacon to the grandchildren. It was a bacon switch I tell you! ♡

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  10. Your story reminds me of a time I was BBQing ribs. I had to run into the house to do something and asked my mother in law to watch the ribs. I came back outside to a flaming mess. LOL. It's funny now but at the time it wasn't.

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    1. These funny stories will last a life time Susan! Thanks and have a great week :)

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  11. Sometimes it is the "failures" that are the most fun. They give us all something to laugh about for years to come and remind us that we can all make mistakes, even the very experienced. You know, if it had been me and my husband, I simply would have said, "I was watching it! I watched it burn didn't I?" lol

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    1. This is one Cynthia that we'll laugh about for years!! We had a lot of fun with this one already! Thanks for stopping by :)

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  12. Been there done that, Sam! Let's hear for all of us who have lost track of what we're doing. We can both sip a wine or a beer and toast our "brilliance".

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    1. We're still laughing about this one David!! it is so easy to lose track!! Thanks.

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  13. Bacon is very easy to burn, even when you are watching. I usually pan-fry mine.

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    1. Even easier on the grill Barbara!! Thanks and have a great week :)

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  14. Oh no! What a tragedy. Burned bacon is the worst! I agree that I like to bake mine in the oven, too...so the grill seemed like an excellent idea. That reminds me of the time I grilled some bread for bruschetta. I ran to the garden to get some fresh basil, and by the time I got back the bread was completely black. There was no saving that one! Glad you had fun with the grandkids at least! :-)

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    1. Well at least I was able to eat some of the bacon, although nobody else would, I do like brunt toast!!! Thanks for stopping by David :)

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