“Everything goes better with bacon”, or so the saying goes. Did you know that bacon has its own special day? It is celebrated on the Saturday before Labor Day in the US. There are also some who think of international bacon day as December 30.
Whichever day you celebrate it, one of these bacon recipes is the perfect way to give praise to this popular meat.
Treat your Family to One of my favorite Bacon Recipes
Bacon Day in the US started in the year 2000, when the residents of Craig in Bradford, Massachusetts decided to make this a social event. Some people celebrate bacon day by going all out and having bacon breakfast, lunch and dinner, desserts and drinks.
There are even baking recipe contests on the day. International bacon day was started three years before in 1997 and is celebrated on December 30th each year. In the US, this year bacon day falls on September 5, 2015.
My desire to keep my waistline in check won’t let me celebrate in such a lavish manner as some do, but I do have to admit that bacon has a special taste and does deserve its own day. And it also makes a fitting end to summer too!
One of my favorite ways to cook bacon is to wrap individual pieces or bundles of asparagus in it and bake it in the oven. So easy and really tasty. The saltiness of the bacon combines well with the fresh taste of asparagus.
Use it as a side dish or party appetizer! Get the recipe for bacon wrapped asparagus here.
This potato and cheddar soup is perfectly garnished with cooked and crumbled bacon. It is hearty and delicious and super easy to make.
Fall is a great time to enjoy a simmering bowl of soup. It is perfect for a comfort food fix!
If you like the taste of Alfredo sauce, this chicken bacon Alfredo pizza will be the perfect way for you to celebrate bacon day. It comes together quickly.
This type of pizza makes a nice change from the normal red sauce style of pizza. My daughter and I make it ever time she visits at Christmas!
Anyone who loves bacon has enjoyed a BLT, but this BLT sandwich takes it to a new level with avocado and Colby jack cheese.
Try these bacon wrapped pork medallions and put it to the test!
This decadent lasagna style sandwich features bacon, cheese and avocado with a rich sauce. So yummy.
The recipe is cooked panini style, it is an upmarket BLT. You will feel like you are dining in a trendy sidewalk café!
Do you like a hearty breakfast? This amazing breakfast casserole is loaded with bacon, eggs and hash brown potatoes.
It’s perfect for a lazy start to the weekend. The casserole holds together well to make even sized portions when you serve it.
This authentic German potato salad is served warm and features cooked and crumbled bacon and green onions sprinkled over the top.
This is a real change from the normal potato salad that is made with a lot of mayonnaise. Your summer BBQ party guests will love it and it also makes a great side dish for fall entertaining!
Here are a few more recipes to help you celebrate bacon day in style.
If you would like to keep the fat content of bacon down, try baking it in the oven. It tastes delicious and is very crunchy but most of the fat drains away while cooking.
Are you a bacon lover? What is your favorite way to prepare it?