Monday, January 26, 2009

Ode to A-B-C Bacon, Friskas and Ziplocs

My new favorite thing is Already-Been-Cooked Bacon. I love knowing that only 60 seconds stands between me and a little slice of crispy, salty deliciousness. We recently bought a giant bag from Costco (another love of mine) and have been delighting in its ease and tastiness for days now. I find myself daydreaming about how quickly I could whip up a fresh and crunchy BLT. Last night I had one at 11pm. That would probably explain why I am a pear...but that's not pertinent information right now.

While I was daydreaming about making a BLT last night, a commercial came on for cat food. It was one of those canned kinds that they always advertise as being served on fine china. Well, tell me if this is weird, but I found myself thinking, "Yum, that looks good. Oh, wait...that's cat food, but it still looks good. Is there something wrong with me? Maybe, but I still kind of want to taste it." Even still, while I remember the moment in the commercial that triggered this train of thought I still get a little hungry. And a little gaggy. But mostly hungry. Yum, I want bacon.

I also love Ziplocs. Me and them are tight, like best friends. Ziplocs have helped me through many dilemas, from how to pack for a trip to how to pack a fridge. I love them because they help me to use the most space possible without wasting any space. You can freeze soup flat and stack on edge like a soup filing system. You can shake up a mean Shake-N-Bake. You can seal up a poopy baby outfit to prevent a riot on a crowded airplane. There are so many uses, the list could go on and on.

One of my pet-peeves is when people don't completely squeeze the air out of them. The purpose of a Ziploc is 1. to preserve and protect the contents from air exposure, ergo from early spoilage, 2. to allow storage of the contents in a smaller amount of space than would otherwise be possible, and C. to provide simple, quick and easy clean up, just toss away!

These are some of my favorite things. What are yours and why?

7 comments:

Kelsey said...

I am probably the only person on earth who hates bacon. But I do love cookies. Oreos. Double stuffed. With milk. Also, chocolate chip cookies. Ok, most cookies. And also McDonalds Fries when they are hot. It seems my favorite things are food. Also Costco. But that is mostly based on the samples, so again, food.

Christie said...

I think my favorite thing in the world right now, is when I can get Lily to laugh. In the mornings as soon as she wakes up we go to change her diaper... for obvious reasons, and she ALWAYS has the biggest smile and kicks her legs as hard as she can and is just happy to be awake and alive. The changing of the diaper probably isn't my favorite though. Another favorite of mine is the website www.simplifysupper.com! It has helped me find some any easy and yummy recipes! Along with that, couponing! LOVE IT!

Luke and Bridget said...

I love post-it notes...

Sarah said...

hmm... greek yogurt, al dente pasta with a delicious sauce (particularly a red cream sauce), fish food (the ice cream, not the petrified flakes), vacuums, lint rollers, lint eaters (don't know the official term), and Jane! The list could likely go on forever. So i was really sleep drunk when you called me earlier. you probably noticed. hence the current insomnia. i hate it when that happens!!!!

adrianne said...

i don't know how many times i fall for the cat food commercial. i'm glad that i'm not alone. it just looks yummy and then i feel dumb when the fluffy cat comes running.

Veronica Ernest said...

I love your blog. It makes me happy.

A Frugal Friend said...

Wow......I love the use of the colors and bigger print in your post. :-)

My favorite things - Coupons (heehee), ready to eat organic ravioli for my little one, and anything to do with Disney!!!

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