Best Cookware Set Ever

I’m moving into an apartment next semester and landed on this as my cookware set. I figured it was created to cook bacon, so It’ll help me up my bacon game as well as yours. Take a look and pre-order now, because I am for sure!

Get your cooking arsenal now! I’m not affiliated with Epic Meal Time in any way, but damn do I love them

Bacon Weave

This may be the coolest thing I have ever seen and I plan on making it a lot more from now on. It’s called a bacon weave, and I’m in love with it. Why haven’t we been doing this for ever? These kinds of things are what gives me hope for the human race, the fact that we can make weaves of bacon for our food, it’s fantastic. So in true fashion, here are a lot of bacon weave photos that we should all take inspiration from. Give your eyeballs some porn and enjoy.

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Bacon, It’s Not Just For Breakfast Anymore

After posting that s’mores challenge a couple posts back, I decided to look for “candy bacon” because in the video I gave to you guys it shows the good ol’ boys of Epic Meal Time “candying” their bacon. I was a little confused on what this was, and it’s basically brown sugar bacon. It sounds delicious. You know what else sounds delicious? Literal candy bacon, check this recipe out that I found. I’ll be doing my own one of these very soon, you can count on that. Today’s recipe combines Nutella and bacon, greatest idea ever.

Here’s the recipe, go check it out

Candy Bacon

Million Dollar Bacon With Dan Savage!

Hello everyone!

Last night I was lucky enough to be among a select few who were able to witness Dan Savage and all of his awesomeness in person. Ok, I lied, I wasn’t hand-picked or anything… It was a free show put on by my college. If you don’t already know, Dan Savage is an American author, journalist, and newspaper editor. He also writes the international relationship and sex advice column known as Savage Love. Savage has also been broadcast across MTV on his television show titled Savage U, where he speaks to individuals at different colleges about their problems pertaining to sex. 

I was of course excited as hell to see Dan Savage in person since I have been a fan of his for several years now. And I am especially a fan of his frankness and personal need to be as open and transparent as possible, I tend to find that a key trait in people I associate with. That being said, holy shit was he frank. I’ve watched him on television for a while now and like how open he is, but television is censored… This was not. Savage’s live ‘performance’ was 18+ only and I completely understand why, he literally answered every question we threw at him openly and as precise as he could, using common slang terms as well as medical references. And you know how accurate medicine is.

If you’re wondering just how open he was, here’s an example. Upon entering the room where Savage was to speak, we were all handed a note card and instructed to write a question down in hopes he would be able to answer it. Savage himself said he prefers to work in a “Q and A format” because that is the easiest way to get right to the point. But it makes sense that he does this, Savage is an advice columnist, he answers questions for a living. So upon receiving these note cards, a friend of mine and I decided to write the most absurd thing we could think of for a ‘straight’ male to say. Just to defend myself, if you are not ‘straight’ and are reading this, please don’t mistake anything I’ve said/say as ‘gay bashing.’ I am not a homophobe in any way, I have several homosexual friends and feel that everyone should have equal rights. I am do not participate ni any lgbt or gay rights clubs or organizations though, I was simply having some stupid fun with a friend.

That being said, we proceeded to write down: “Is it weird that I finger my butt-hole while I masturbate?” We never thought in a million years that Dan Savage would ever read that note card and actually answer it. Well, we were wrong… It was the first note card he read from and answered. And to give you an example of how open he is, he told us that it wasn’t weird at all, but becomes weird if we start doing it while we aren’t masturbating… if   we were doing that whilst speaking on the phone with our grandmother or during class. I literally cried hearing him say this. The fact that butt-hole and my grandma were used in the same sentence almost killed me. And the questions only got worse/better.

After he concluded our joke message, Savage continued rifling through every note card in his stack, answering every question to the best of his ability. However I couldn’t stop thinking that some of those questions seemed quite loaded, like some one else had the same idea as my friend and I did. Regardless, the jokes that came with the advice were priceless. I laughed so hard my jaw was sore, and that hasn’t happened since I saw The Dictator in theaters.

In conclusion, Dan Savage is    in my opinion    by far the best sexual education teacher I have ever had. The health teachers I’ve had throughout the years have simply been awful, one slept during class while we messed around because he was a wrestling coach and didn’t give two shits about teaching, and the other was to be a professional baseball player but tore something in his shoulder rendering him ineligible to play. The latter of the two was ridiculous, I’m not sure he could scratch his nose he was so muscular.

This post seems to be all over the place, but the main thing I wanted to get across was GO SEE DAN SAVAGE IF YOU EVER HAVE THE CHANCE! He was helpful, honest, funny, smart, and even stuck around to meet any of us who wanted to.

And if you never get a chance to see Dan Savage in person I’m sure you can look up anything you want about him on the internet. I hope you all have a nice day, here’s some bacon to make it better. It’s a recipe on how to make “million dollar bacon.”

Million Dollar Bacon Recipe

MANnerisms: How To Act In Times Of Stress

Hello everyone!

For those who don’t know a mannerism is a habitual gesture or way of behaving/speaking.  I like to think of it as how someone acts, speaks, and conducts themselves. Today I’d like to try out the first of a possible new category here on F&F called MANnerisms: How To Act In Times Of Stress. I constantly find myself torn between two ways of conducting myself in life: The Younger Me and the Older Me. These two personalities tend to lie dormant until an increased time of stress. Here’s a few examples if you’re not picking up what I’m putting down.

-Your girlfriend tells you she finished your laundry for you, you thank her and put all of it up. The next morning you are getting ready and you realize every article of clothing you own has shrank because she dried it on high heat. You’r favorite, once yellow shirt now looks like the lady who owns the tanning shop in town. How do you act?

-You wake up every morning for classes but some mornings are different. It’s just one of those days. You stub your toe on every corner in your apartment, your tooth paste falls on your shirt, you go to tie your shoes and they spontaneously combust  You know, the usual. How do you act?

-You are taking a shower and listening to music at the same time, it soothes you and helps wake you up. You’ve been doing this for the last year or so and it has never bothered anybody, not even your roommates. Today however, the lady living beneath you decides to bang on her ceiling so hard that you feel it on your feet in the shower and have a mini heart attack (since your eyes are closed and you’re half asleep in the shower). You jump up in horror, not knowing what the noise was or where it came from and you run out to the living room holding only your genitalia in one hand and your ass in the other. Your girlfriend and roommate ask you whats up, like nothing is wrong, not even questioning your nakedness, and you tell them. They call you crazy and you get back in the shower and pretend it didn’t happen. Until it does. Several more times. How do you act?

 

Let’s pick the latter of the examples to explain. You see, I’ve been listening to music a friend of mine has been listening to music when he showers for the last couple years. It never woke up his mom at home when he got up every day at 5am to work construction last summer, it never woke up his girlfriend when he gets up to shower and get ready before her, and it never posed any problems to anyone else– until now. You see, my two personalities were fighting over this one pretty hard, and the decision to punch her in the face confront her seemed like the right thing to do. So here’s the two scenarios the Younger Me/ Older Me came up with:

1) The Younger Me said: “Quit being a pussy, go down there and punch her in the face knock on the door as loud as you can since it’s fairly early, confront her, and scream in her face. Then as you are leaving flip her off and walk away like a badass before she can even say a word.”

2) The Older Me said: “Don’t be stupid, what if it’s her boyfriend who was doing that and not her? What if her boyfriend is giant and full of muscles? What if she was drowning and was banging on the ceiling for help? What if the maintenance man was down there fixing something?”

So I did as any pragmatic person would and I got back in the shower to ponder my options before I had to get out and choose one. After completing my shower, I realized that being angry about it wasn’t going to fix anything, and that storming down there in a pissy mood planning for a fight would just make everything worse. The Older Me had prevailed, but not because I’m older and more mature. The Older Me had prevailed because I’d done this before, a lot actually. In high school I wasn’t the best person ever, I spoke out, rebelled, broke rules, literally went to the office every day and spent every Thursday for two years in what our school called Thursday School– a five hour long detention every Thursday. I’ve been in fist fights with people over the dumbest shit you could possibly think of, and all for what, some bragging rights? No, it wasn’t worth it at all. I had been in that situation, and I didn’t want to go back. After all, the only mistake is not learning from the ones you’ve made.

So cooler heads prevailed, and I finished getting ready and went to breakfast to blog about this mornings events. How you act towards anyone will always have an affect on you in many ways. You never know who they are, they might be your boss or your new neighbor, and it’s always better to be nice first. Unless it’s the girl who lives below me Even if it’s the girl who lives below you and is rude to you on every occasion, It’s your job to be better than her. And to quote The Walking Dead:  “just because humanity is lost, it doesn’t mean we have to lose ours as well.

 

I hope you enjoyed that post, I haven’t decided if It’ll stick or not. But as always, here’s an awesome bacon pancake idea I recently found. Have fun trying it, I’ll let you know how it goes when I do sometime soon. life-hacks-how-to-make-your-life-easier-48

Manliness: It Does Not Come From Flagellation

Hello everyone!

I know it’s been quite awhile but I promise it was a good excuse. Now that my midterms are finally over, I’d like to address something that most of you probably don’t know about: Flagellation-the beating as a source of erotic or religious stimulation.

Before this was uploaded to my Facebook feed, I had no idea what it was. I remember reading Moliere’s Tartuffe in my Literature class last semester and recalling a part of the play when Tartuffe spoke about how he wore a leather shirt with the hair still on it. But instead the of facing out, the hair faced inward, as to constantly cause irritation in the name God. I’m not quite sure exactly what was said as it has been translated so many times, but it was something along that line.

Now, I don’t claim to be any sort of religious or spiritualistic person. I respect others in their beliefs, but strongly feel that anyone who follows anything blindly is an idiot. You wouldn’t shoot a gun blind, or drive a car blind, so why is it ok to follow blind? I simply don’t understand. So please don’t confuse this post as a religion bashing one, because it isn’t. I honestly don’t understand why anyone would do what you are about to watch. Let alone in the name of a God.

Here’s the video and article that was uploaded to my feed a few days ago. The original video has been taken down and replaced with a milder one, and I was unable to find it. However, if you’re really interested in more of this, conduct some research of your own on Google or something, because I won’t be able to help. I quite simply don’t have the stomach for it.

Time for some Man-pinion.
Look, I’m all for equal treatment of everyone and also feel that religion should be up to the believer. That being said, I still feel this is quite possibly the furthest thing from religion that I’ve ever seen. I simply can’t fathom the necessity to inflict any harm, let alone personal harm, in the name of any deity. The fact that these people are so brainwashed that they literally cut the their backs down to the spine with machete’s, and then promptly pass out only to have paramedics revive them. If you’re wondering where I got that information, that’s what was shown in the original video I watched. I was unable to find it, but again, there are lots of videos all over the net showing worse than that.
So, to you five or six people who follow my blog. What’s your opinion on this?

Epic S’mores!

Definitely like this, although I’m not sure everyone can afford to make one similar to Epic Meal Time’s. Today’s post is more of a challenge. I challenge you to create the biggest, most monstrous s’mores you can. Let’s get those pictures coming! AND THERE BETTER BE BACON INVOLVED

Shrimp and Bacon Kebabs

 

So my friend cooks shrimp a lot, and it isn’t always that good. He’s trying this new eating healthy lifestyle and I feel he just doesn’t understand the life I’m trying to lead. Beards, bitches my girlfriend, and bacon. So I decided to do some research and upgrade his shrimp game to a whole new level. Here’s what I found: shrimp bacon kebabs  instead of boring baking and skillet cooking, these bad boys include fire, bacon, and wood stabbing utensils, so here’s the recipe. Stay tuned for my version in a couple weeks

What you need: 12 oz 41-60 shrimp, peeled and deveined, 6 slices of uncooked thick-cut bacon, 1/2 bottle Lawry’s Santa Fe Chili Marinade or your favorite blend, 6 bamboo skewers, paper towels, lime wedges

Marinade the shrimp in the fridge for 30-60 minutes and put the skewers in water to soak while you prepare the bacon. This particular recipe calls for the bacon to be cooked in the microwave, but we’re better than that. Cook however you want but make sure that you don’t cook the bacon all the way so the strips are still pliable for the skewers.

Shrimp in marinade

Shrimp in marinade

Take the soaked skewers and start to layer the shrimp and bacon. First the bacon, then shrimp, then weave the bacon around the shrimp in one piece, and continue the sequence. Do this until the bacon runs out (like that would ever happen).

Finished product

Finished product

I hope you enjoy trying this recipe, let me know how it goes and I’ll get my own up soon.

Here’s the website I found the recipe.

 

 

Handheld Food: Nothing Better Than That!

Especially when it includes bacon!

Here’s a quick video on how to make a variation of the breakfast muffin. I’m super interested in these recipes because 1) it has bacon in it 2) it’s a breakfast food and 3) it’s finger food! Everybody loves finger foods, am I right?

Here’s the link to the video, enjoy watching and making this, and stay tuned for when I attempt this awesome bacon muffin.

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Bacon Milkshake: It Isn’t Terrible

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Ok it may be terrible, so here is how to make your own and make it taste delicious.

I’m sure you’ve heard of Jack In The Box’s ever so famous bacon milkshake, and if you love bacon like I do then I’m sure you tried it. I’m also sure you hated it because it tasted like a bacon flavored protein shot mixed with a milk shake, in other words it tasted like shit. This couldn’t be what everyone was so excited for, could it? My taste buds were pissed, so the search for a great bacon milkshake began.

Recently Sonic came out with their twenty-five new flavors of milkshakes and this weekend I got to try a couple, specifically one with bacon. I went to sonic with a couple of friends and saw that they currently have a peanut butter and bacon milk shake. After my terrible experience with Jack In The Box’s bacon milkshake I was hesitant to try it out, but I pulled my shit together and went for it. Boy was it delicious, I ate ever last bit of it.

Since then I’ve been looking for new ways to create my own bacon milkshake from home whenever I wanted one, and here is the best one I’ve found so far. I found it on BaconToday.com and highly advise visiting their website. I’m in no way affiliated with them, I just like their posts.

Here’s the recipe:

Ingredients: One pound of bacon, 1/2 cup of whole milk, 2 1/2 tablespoons of maple syrup, 1 teaspoon of salt, 9 scoops of vanilla ice cream, and whipped cream as an optional topping.

Directions: Cook the bacon however you want and collect the bacon fat and set it aside. Pour milk, maple syrup, salt, and ice cream into the blender. Now is the time to add four tablespoons of bacon fat to the mix. Mix in the blender until your preferred thickness, pour into a glass and garnish with bacon bits. Enjoy!