Just what is the big deal about bacon? Everywhere you go bacon is added to perfectly good food stuffs. Don’t get me wrong. I like bacon just fine. I like it with eggs and on a BLT. Once in a while, it is nice to have on a hamburger or crumbled over a fancy salad. But, I don’t want it on my ice cream. I really don’t want it anywhere near my chocolate. And, call my crazy, but I hate hate hate it wrapped around a lovely steak. In fact, my husband and I make the butcher counter people give us unbaconed filets and always instruct restaurant kitchens to unpeel the pork before grilling up our choices (we can always tell when they forget and take the bacon off at the last minute because the steak still tastes bacony anyway). Of course, said workers look at us askance. They roll their eyes and drop their jaws. But, it’s free, they say. You get bacon, too! We don’t want it, we reply. Give it to the next customer, enjoy it yourself, throw it away – anything but load another meal with the nation’s favorite flavor. Even though I do like bacon, I don’t seem to like it as much as the next person does. What about you? Are you eating more bacon lately? Do you have a new and improved way to enjoy its smoky crunch? Will you ever invite me over for dinner now that you know about my bacon issues?