Whenever the husband and I deviate from the normal shopping trip to Wegmans, our mecca, we end up getting food that is similar to what we normally eat, but, really, not as good.
This past weekend, we ran out of time and had to hit up the Harris Teeter for our weekly trip. This is no cut to Harris Teeter, but when you are used to Champagne, Budweiser just won’t cut it.
I eat bacon and eggs for breakfast everyday – I’m spoiled like that – because it’s a lot of protein that fills me up. I learned this from talking to someone about how my protein drink in the morning didn’t do much, and how all I wanted were Donuts.
(FYI TODAY IS DONUT DAY – FREE DONUTS AT DUNKIN DONUTS)
This person was like, “Uh, eat actual food?” So I did. It’s worked out well. I used to be a real freak and not eat pork. I had a bad experience one time with ham and since then I’ve stayed far away from it.
Well, that changed with Bacon. I love bacon. I normally buy the Wegman’s Brand of center cut thin slice no sodium bacon. It’s pretty much my jam.
Well Harris Teeter does have bacon that is from pork, but it was all thick cut and expensive. So I veered back to an old friend of Turkey Bacon.
Do you know what it’s like to eat real Italian Food in Italy, and then go to Olive Garden? That’s what this experience has been. The Turkey Bacon was great when I didn’t know any better. But now, it’s flavor is a bit lacking, it’s dry, it doesn’t break apart well, even when crispy. It kind of makes me hate breakfast.
WHICH SUCKS BECAUSE I LOVE BREAKFAST.
(I also love Brunch, Lunch, Second Lunch, Dinner, and Supper.)
So I sit here with my pathetic breakfast of dry turkey and eggs and wonder, why?
Then I think about the people who don’t eat bacon at all. I understand moral objection to eating meat, and I’m not downing on Vegans or Vegetarians, but I tried that for like a day and have never been so hungry before in my life. Granted I was doing it wrong. I was eating lettuce and bread with Peanut Butter. I’m sure if I added actual food it might have worked.
Until dinner with my husband, who refuses to not have at least two animals slaughtered for every meal he has.
I will live through this, but come Sunday, on our shopping trip to Wegmans, I will be buying multiple packs of actual, real to life, amazing bacon.