While growing up in the Reese house, when any of my brothers would be asked, “How much bacon would you like?” they would simply respond, “Yes.”
The idea was that they would be keenly interested in any available amount of bacon. One of the favorite bacon dishes of our family was (and continues to be) World Famous Dad McMuffins. I am not sure of the the accuracy of the “world” part, but they were certainly famous in some circles, and the highlight of the egg and cheese sandwich on an English muffin was the bacon. As they were being prepared, there were inevitable bacon thefts and my hungry brothers and I waited for the delicious treat. MMMmmmm…bacon. I still love it.
In fact, I even tried the somewhat unusual bacon maple doughnut from Patterson Fruit Farm in Geauga County last week. (Thanks, by the way, to all in Geauga County who hosted us). I admit that I was skeptical about bacon on a doughnut, but I will say it was quite delicious. It is among the top sellers for the Pattersons and this delicious pastry taught me that bacon is even good on doughnuts.
Because bacon is so great, it was with significant relief that I read Dave White’s recent column about the conjured up internet rumor that the world was in for a bacon shortage. Now, I will say that I was at no point terribly panicked by this, being just a rumor, but anything involving bacon typically gets my attention.
At any rate there will still be plenty of bacon to go around for the foreseeable future, so when asked how much bacon we want, we can all say, “Yes.”