My best blogger friend, dear Maureen, over at Orgasmic Chef just contributed to our crowdfunding effort for MARY’s secret ingredients (MSI) all the way from Australia!!! THANK YOU MAUREEN!!! Your show of support means so very much to me and our whole MSI team.
So we are heading into the last week of the crowdfunding campaign and this has been quite an experience. (If you like to sweat, run one!) Please check out this video we made.
Meanwhile we’ve been reaching out for funding in all different ways – meeting with VC firms, people who know people, connections activated everywhere. I’ve decided that sleep is overrated – I’ve had to – as I get very little of it lately but amazingly, I am not tired. I am exhilarated by this mission – our big hairy audacious goal of eradicating hunger. Did you know that over 16 million children go to bed hungry every night, in this country alone? There are about 870 million hungry people worldwide. They are of all ages, from babies whose mothers cannot make enough milk to the elderly with no relatives to care for them. And many poverty-stricken overweight people are actually starving and malnourished because they’re eating all the wrong food – processed, fatty, addictive junk!
So with MSI, we hope to work on both ends of the spectrum – with the products in the surprise subscription box and the recipes I create using them, providing inspiration and encouragement for healthy cooking at home, and then donating a large portion of the profits to Feed The Children.
So we’d love to have you join our initiative and be a part of this big hairy audacious goal to eradicate hunger. There’s unique and lovely rewards to be had. Visit the SmallKnot site to find out more.
And now I’d like to share with you the BEST way to cook bacon.
Nothing says Sunday morning breakfast to me more than bacon and eggs, which is what I grew up with. Only my mother would fry the bacon in a skillet (she got a thin sliced pound that would feed all eight of us at least 2 slices each!) and when it was all finished, she’d make the eggs in the same skillet and baste them with the bacon grease! With all the bacon craze now, my boys are asking me for this, but I just won’t do it. Cholesterol heaven! So these are over easy with just a tiny bit of butter in a non-stick pan.
My husband and I were walking around the city yesterday, on the east side of town, and happened upon this great Spanish butcher shop. Not much English was spoken here (and my Spanish is nonexistent), so my bacon was sliced a little thicker than expected. This actually took about 27 minutes to cook. Typically 18 minutes is ideal.
THE BEST WAY TO COOK BACON
Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Use a rimmed baking sheet and line with parchment paper. Lay out the strips of 1 lb. nitrate-free thick sliced bacon. Position your oven rack at the very top and roast for 15 – 20 minutes. Mine usually takes about 18 minutes. Carefully remove cooked bacon with tongs and drain on paper towel lined plates to absorb the grease. This is so much better and easier than frying and clean up is a breeze because of the parchment paper lining. Enjoy!
Help us bring home the bacon and visit our crowdfunding site for exclusive merchandise and deals! (I couldn’t resist!) Spread the word to your community. And thank you so very much – with all my LOVE.
Here is the link: http://smallknot.com/marys-secret-ingredients-1 – The campaign runs until March 27th – this Friday!