Sunday, June 19, 2011

Happy Father's Day! (Now with bacon)

Nothing says Father's Day quite like bacon, right? The dad of this house loves bacon so that's what was served this morning, with a side of pancakes and maple syrup. Because heaven must be something like when your bacon gets accidentally dipped in maple syrup. It's sweet, it's salty - it's perfection. We make a lot of bacon at our house but I always hate cleaning up the greasy mess that results from a good fry-up. Which is why I was only too happy  to recently switch to the 'make your bacon in the oven' team. All you do is preheat your oven to 400 degrees, line a rimmed baking sheet with foil and lay out your bacon on said baking sheet. Put your bacon in the oven for 5-6 minutes, rotate the pan then bake for 5-6 minutes longer. The result will be perfect bacon. Unless you like your bacon on the crispy side. Which I don't. However if you do, just leave it in longer.

We will, of course, also have a Sunday dinner fit to honour our most favouritest dad, who received much praise and thanks today from his biggest fans. Patrick drew/coloured a superhero themed card at school which was lovely and then kind of hilarious when he apologized for making Daddy's smile so big. (Daddy does often present with a scowl, but don't let that fool you. He's a teddy bear.) As for Daniel, he noted in his card that without daddy '...he'd likely be like those people collecting money in cups outside of Tim Horton's'. All-righty then. I'm not sure what to make of the fact that my eight year old is worried he may someday be homeless and without any means of supporting himself. Until then the least I can do is give him a good breakfast.

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