Saturday, March 27, 2010

More Skulls From ShopPlasticland

I believe it's been way too long since I've posted some fun skull stuff. I haven't been shopping in a while and I feel the need to burn some dough. Here's what I have on my list from one of my favorite stores,

Retro Skull Padded Headphones - $30.00
Retro Skull Padded Headphones

I've seen a lot of skull banks but I think this must be my favorite.
Pearly White Human Skull Money Bank - $23.00Pearly White Human Skull Money Bank

I've posted this skull doormat before but haven't picked it up for myself yet and it's fabulous.
Skull & Bones PVC Doormat - $29.00Skull & Bones PVC Doormat

Really upset that this is out of stock already but you can enter your email so they can let you know when this superb skull salt & pepper shaker set is available.
Newlydeads Salt & Pepper Shaker Set - $20.00Newlydeads Salt & Pepper Shaker Set

Silver Skull Swizzle Sticks - $17.00
Silver Skull Swizzle Sticks

I don't usually go for skulls w/ bows but this skull s & p set is cute!
Girly Skulls Salt & Pepper Shaker Set - $20.00Girly Skulls Salt & Pepper Shaker Set

I'm gonna have to teach myself how to crochet...
Creepy Cute Crochet DIY Craft Book - $14.95
Creepy Cute Crochet DIY Craft Book

Hope everyone is having a great weekend so far. Now I'm off to spend all my money!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Bacon Week @

I was planning a skull post for today but I received an email from Darin over at letting me know that they are running bacon week this week, one new bacon shirt each day! They are also blogging about bacon all this week.

Here's two bacon shirts to start off and I'll post more as they are released. As a bonus, you can enter the code: gimmebacon at check out to get 15% off your order!

Bring Your Own Bacon T-shirt

The Creation of Bacon T-shirt

Any Bacon Week is awesome but really, isn't it always Bacon Time?

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Bacon Jesus

So this guy in the U.K. falls asleep while frying some bacon and "miraculously" wakes up to a house full of smoke and a pan full of extra crispy bacon. After scraping the pan clean, he was left with this Jesus Crust burnt into the bottom:

bacon jesus

Real? Not sure, I'm not really a believer in stuff like this. If it is, it's kinda creepy but then at the least we can assume that Jesus loves bacon too.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Bacon Vinaigrette Candles

Rick Gresh, the chef over at David Burke's Primehouse at The James Hotel Chicago, has me floored with his edible Bacon Vinaigrette Candles! Pouring the candle on your dinner table over your salad? Ingenious.

Gresh says the delectable 2-inch votives leave lasting impressions on Primehouse's patrons. "We send [the candles] to the table and first, people think it's for ambiance. Then, when we drop the [spinach] salad, we pour the candle over it. You always hear a lot of screams," he laughs.

Not only can you try these at the restaurant but you can buy them for a measly $5 or since Rick was nice enough to share the recipe, make them for yourself at home.

For the bacon candles

1 cup red wine vinegar
2 gelatin sheets (or 1 teaspoon powdered gelatin)
3/4 pound bacon
2 teaspoons minced thyme
2 teaspoons minced parsley
1 teaspoon black pepper
Two 4-inch lengths of twine, dipped in vegetable oil
Two 2-ounce votive candle containers

For the spinach salad

1/2 pound spinach, washed, torn into bite-size pieces
Salt and pepper
1/2 red onion, sliced into 1/2 inch rings
1 egg, hard-boiled, peeled and coarsely chopped
Chipotle powder (optional)
2 ounces feta cheese, diced

1. Make the vinegar gelatin in a small pot, bring the vinegar to a boil and add the gelatin. Pour the gelatin into a small pan or bowl and chill until solid (about 2 hours). When set, chop the vinegar gelatin into small cubes.

2. Render the bacon: Cook the bacon over low heat until the fat is completely rendered (about 30 minutes). Pour the fat through a strainer, discard the solids, and chill. When fat is semi-solid (soft enough to stir easily but not too warm, or it will melt the gelatin), stir in the thyme, parsley and pepper.

3. Make the candles: Hold the twine in the candle container and spoon in a layer of the bacon fat. Top with a sprinkle of gelatin cubes, and repeat layers until the top of the container is reached. Repeat with the other candle. Chill until the fat is solid.

4. Make the salad: Toss the spinach with salt and pepper. Broil or grill the onion until soft. Dust the egg with chipotle powder, if using, and layer on a plate with onion, feta cheese and spinach. Light bacon candles, and after the fat melts (about 10 minutes), slowly pour over salads at the table.

Yum and yum.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Back In Business

Well, I'm a little bit poorer but I have a brand spankin' new computer. I suppose not having a computer at home for a few weeks was a much needed break but really it just felt like torture.

Archie McPhee must have known that I was gonna blog today because they decided to release this super Sizzling Bacon Coin Purse this morning.

Each 3-1/4" x 4" glossy faux canvas coin purse features a joyous Mr. Bacon sizzling in a frying pan. At only $2.50, you'll still have some coins to put away.