One of America’s favorite sandwiches is made with its crispy strips partnered with tomato slices and lettuce leaves. The star of this sandwich is bacon, and there’s nothing like a BLT to satisfy the taste buds. Heat up those frying pans and enjoy the symphony of sizzles and pops in celebration of Bacon Lovers’ Day, observed annually on August 20.
A smoky scent of bacon wafting from the kitchen beckons late snoozers from slumber. It appears once again at lunch savored in sandwiches, salads and soups. Dinner completes the trilogy of bacon appreciation when it is stirred into pasta, sprinkled over baked potatoes or wrapped around chicken.
The smokey goodness is also an irresistible favorite of ‘man’s best friend’, which is why the flavor is often infused into dog treats. And if you think it’s just for savory recipes, think again. Bacon has found a home in such sweet confections as doughnuts, brownies and ice cream.
Celebrate Bacon Lovers’ Day by planning tonight’s dinner menu around this versatile star. Have lots of bacon-flavored beer on hand to wash it all down. But don’t worry because bacon is rumored to cure hangovers. That’s proof enough that it really does make everything better.