Today is National Bacon Day
By now, most of us are full of Christmas turkey, stuffing, and pie, and still making our way through all the leftovers.
If you're looking for a change, today's the perfect day to toss some bacon in the cast iron skillet and get creative. It's National Bacon Day!
Sure it's one of those frivolous [INSERT ANYTHING HERE] day, but this is bacon we're talking about here. It definitely deserves a day of praise, which is why two champions of all things bacon - Danya “D” Goodman and Meff “Human Cannonball” Leonard - unofficially established the holiday in 1997. Their original Bacon Day website is still online, and oooooh boy does it smack of mid-90's website goodness.
The website (sort of) explains why the two decided to take it upon themselves to establish National Bacon Day, and offers four commandments revelers must obey:
1.)Thou shalt eat much bacon, both in variety and in quality. If it says bacon on the package, it shalt be consumed by thou on Bacon Day.
2.) Thou shall watch movie starring Kevin Bacon, movies with Bacon in the title, (ex. Canadian Bacon), or movies about Bacon and preprocessed Bacon (Babe, etc..)
3.)Thou must invite to thine gala as many people as you know. Thou must also encourage them to invite people, for meeting new people is one of the most important parts of Bacon Day.
4.) Thou must get at least one person a gift on Bacon Day. Preferably Meff or D.
Personally, I'm going to skip #4, but the rest sounds great!
So butter your bacon and bacon up your sausage, because today's the day to baconate everything.
If you're swept up in Bacon Mania and looking for ways to show some extra love to this crispy gift from the food gods, there's plenty of weird and wonderful stuff out there to help you do it. Here are a few of the best I found on Amazon.
If you want to smell like bacon all day without having to smear hot bacon grease all over yourself, this is for you. According to at least one review, it might even help you attract a new sweetheart.
Have you ever kissed someone and thought their breath was too minty and not bacony enough? Give them this and pucker up.
Next time you meet with your boss about a raise or promotion, toss one of these in the laundry the night before. Maybe the smell of delicious bacon will take your boss to their happy place and they'll make you VP.
Is there anything bacon can't fix?
You can eat this while watching a Kevin Bacon movie. See, it all works out!
If it exists, there's probably a Monopoly version of it. Bacon exists, therefore this exists.