Saturday, February 2, 2013

Rodents-of-Unusual-Size with Meteorology Degrees

Hello bacon lovers!  In case you didn’t know today is GROUNDHOG DAY!  Yes, that day where Rodents-of-Unusual-Size use their divine powers to see the future of American weather for the next 6-weeks with their degrees in meteorology.  In case you were wondering the Groundhog did NOT see his shadow in old Punxsutawney, PA, which means we are lucky enough to expect an early spring.   This appears to be a simple American superstition, as I have heard of no other Rodents-of-Unusual-Size predicting future weather conditions in other countries.  

Why do the Groundhogs limit their ability to one day of the year?  Why do they only predict the onslaught of spring?  I think that studies should be developed to see if Groundhogs can use their predictions for the good of mankind.  For instance, tomorrow’s winners and the final score for the 2013 Super Bowl.  Maybe these mystical marmots could have predicted the impending Bacon Shortage? (Personally, I’m taking the Ron Swanson approach to the upcoming predicted pandemic of bacon.  Check out the video here)  In my opinion, I think that we are under utilizing the groundhog’s future-telling potential.

So whether you believe the rodent or not, get out and enjoy the winter.  I’m Alaskan, so I’m waiting for the perfect snowfall to build my Calvin and Hobbes inspired Snowman House of Horror! And maybe take my son sledding…

Speaking of Calvin & Hobbes…Did you know that there is a new comic strip with a grown up Calvin with his daughter Bacon (only Calvin would name his child Bacon).  You can check out the strip here.

This was a fun little experiment that you can do with the children in your life (big and small)


See-Your-Shadow Bacony Breakfast Stacks

2 slices of your preferred bread
2-3 eggs
¼ cup milk
¼ cup shredded cheddar cheese (or whatever you prefer)
3-4 slices of bacon (crumbled)
1 tbsp butter (melted)

Cook the bacon your preferred method (pan fry, oven baked or microwaved).  Drain on paper towel.  Crumble.  Mix eggs in a bowl with the milk, salt and pepper.  In a pan, cook the egg mixture (scrambled style).  Take a slice bread and roll it very flat with a rolling pin.  Sprinkle with cheese, place a layer of eggs on top and some of the bacon crumbles, then roll the bread up.  Brush with butter.  Slice with a knife into sections and then stack.  Sprinkle with crumbled bacon.  Take it outside, check for shadows!  (**Doesn’t matter if you see the shadow or not, as the See-Your-Shadow Breakfast Stacks will cast no shadow in your belly after you’ve devoured them!**)

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