Fakin’ Bacon

Breakfast is usually my favorite meal of the day, whether I have the luxury of a relaxed, carefully crafted entree on the weekend, or even if it’s a hurried slice of toast before facing a full day of school. Just about any breakfast food in existence is generally all-around wonderful, often finding its way into any odd meal or snack. I don’t know about you, but cereal happens to be a normal dinner item in my house these days. With this casual approach to what is considered “appropriate” items for particular eating opportunities, I thought nothing of cooking up a nice big batch of bacon during a dinner date with a new friend.

Setting the uncooked protein down on the counter, I immediately noticed a shift in my friend’s body language. Becoming as stiff as a board and perhaps trying not to move in order to avoid detection, a worried expression clouded his eyes, soon giving way to unbridled fear. The tension emitting from this scared little piglet was so thick, you could cut it with a mere fork!

It didn’t take any spoken words for me to figure out what was going through his panic-stricken mind. So obvious was this horror, I could practically see his racing thoughts…

Bacon! How could she! If I don’t look out, I may end up as her next meal too!

Thankfully, this awkward misunderstanding quickly blew over once I removed the discarded cardboard covering from the trash, explaining my seemingly cruel choice in that evening’s supper. I hate even having real meat purchased by my parents taking up residence in the fridge, so it should never be a concern of any guests that I might touch it, let alone consider serving it. Besides, I’ve found that this fake bacon by Light Life tastes eerily close to the real thing, but made entirely out of soy and other vegan ingredients, you don’t need to be a pig to appreciate it!

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8 thoughts on “Fakin’ Bacon

  1. That pig is adorable! What a cute entry – made me smile. Good story. Glad you put his mind at ease by showing him the box of “smart bacon” :)

  2. I have decided that everything you make rocks absolute goodness. Even better is that you update so often. Where do you find the time to make all of these great things? I especially love the chocolately stuff you make.

    Keep it up!

  3. we have several types of fake bacon here in the UK we have facon which is my favourite. Although I’d love one of your piggies more.

  4. Cute little piglet-guest! It *is* a tad off-putting to see him in the frypan, for me anyway.

    I’ve gotta watch my diet these days. I’m glad you’ve given the Lifeline Bacon a thumbs-up, maybe I’ll have the courage to try it now. Do you give a pass on any other of their items? Inquiring minds and nosy posters want to know!

  5. Hi!

    I was wondering where I can find the patterns for your projects. I saw your free patterns, but I’m interested in the pig and the dragon. They would be perfect gifts for two upcoming birthdays. My mother-in-law loves pigs and yours is definited the cutest I’ve come across. The dragon would be for my nephew. He’s into the knights and dragons thing. Is there a book I can purchase? Any help would be…well…helpful:-)

    I love your yarn art!!!

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