Sunday, April 12, 2015


is one of life's little pleasures.

Son made a run to our local grocery store today and came home with two 5 lb. boxes of bacon ends and pieces.  The store must have changed suppliers, for this bacon was different from what I had always bought there before.  This was smoked but not cured.  A taste test showed it to be tasty - sort of smoky with a touch of maple flavor.

This bacon had been chopped before packaging so there wasn't the variety of sized pieces I was used to.  The pieces were a bit large for the jars, so I cut them a little smaller, browned them slightly and packed them into half pint jars.  Wound up with 23 jars.  And a quart jar full of lovely bacon grease for frying and baking.

It looks like one jar didn't seal, so we will use that in scrambled eggs for breakfast one day this week.  If we like it, I will buy more.  The price is less than the previous brand, so that is a plus.

I'm confident that this bacon will taste good after canning.  I mean, it's bacon.  I have yet to find bacon that didn't taste good!