A gift from the heavens: Hormel 50% Less Fat Real Bacon Bits

Hormel 50% Less Fat Real Bacon Bits I love bacon. I am mad about bacon. I would eat bacon every day if I could, and if I ever encountered a breakfast buffet that includes a pan of refilling bacon, I would go out of my way to be at that buffet as often as I can. That’s why I look forward to doing a comparison of the way bacon is treated in local restaurants; for the most part, restaurants here appear to just slap them onto a pan for a few minutes then lay them on a sandwich, looking like a sad, pale lump of meat. I like my bacon dark and crispy.

But I will go into greater detail of my love for bacon in a future post. The star of this particular post is an amazing discovery I unearthed at the supermarket: Hormel 50% Less Fat Real Bacon Bits. It was a pleasant surprise to see that on a shelf normally featuring nothing but Bacos. At a price of P136 or $3.23, I felt it may be a worthwhile investment. So upon getting home, I popped that bottle open and inhaled—a seductive true bacon-y smell. Naturally, I had to sample it and the taste that met my mouth was awesome–real bacon, ladies and gentlemen. Of course, I wasn’t expecting it to be crispy. I look forward to drizzling it on top of salad or whatever cream-based pasta dish I’ll whip up.

Found: Butternut squash!

butternut squash

Photo from That's Yummy!

I’m really, really in love with butternut squash soup; a couple of weeks ago, I had it for dinner two nights in a row, with a sprig of parsley and two slices of multigrain bread from Lartizan. I didn’t make it from scratch, however, and just used Creamy Butternut Squash Soup by Pacific Foods. To my surprise, I found actual butternut squash–which is not a regular fixture in local supermarkets–on a trip to Robinsons Supermarket last week. One squash costs P80 or $1.86, which is pretty pricey compared to regular vegetables.

Of course, before getting a hefty supply of it, I need to know what else I can do with butternut squash apart from turning it into soup. Good thing the Internet is packed with information on this matter! Consider this post my bookmark for recipes I can try out very soon.

Parmesan Roasted Butternut Squash on Epicurious
Stuffed Butternut Squash
Emeril’s Quinoa with Butternut Squash
Thai Butternut Squash, With Tofu, Coconut Milk and Toasted Almonds
Carmelized Butternut Squash and Simple Green Beans