Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Effervescent Bacon Drink Tablets

Effervescent Bacon Drink Tablets -$3.50 Bacon Drink Tablets

Even I think that the bacon madness may have gone a little too far with this is kinda cool in a weird novelty way. I'm pretty sure the people at Archie McPhee are high all the time, you need to be to think up things like this. If you drop one of these magic tablets into a glass of water it will instantly begin to dissolve, creating a cascade of bubbles that will infuse the water with a delicious bacon flavor. They say they work just as well in milk or juice but that's kinda gross. Each tin contains about fifteen tablets.

Thanksgiving Gumballs - $3.50Thanksgiving Gumballs

There's no bacon in these Thanksgiving gumballs but I think they're neat although I don't expect them to be that tasty. They remind me of the three-course dinner gum from Willy Wonka although I hope these don't require a trip to the Juicing Room. Each tin contains about twenty-two gumballs in the classic flavors of Thanksgiving - turkey, cranberry and pumpkin pie. While we're on the subject, scientists are working on gum that would taste like a three-course mean. For realz.

In other exciting bacon news, a few weeks ago, I was checking out an amazing looking recipe for Praline Bacon Ice Cream on the excellent ice cream blog, Scoop Adventures. Ice cream maker extraordinaire, Lindsay, made some for the Bacon Takedown in New Orleans.
praline bacon ice cream

She was also giving away 10 pounds of bacon from Hormel and an awesome Bacon Takedown apron. I entered and actually WON! I've been handing out free bacon to friends and family and the Bacon Takedown apron looks great hanging in my kitchen. Thanks so much to Lindsay and please check out her blog, it's got some really interesting ice cream concoctions!

I'll be on vacation in L.A. starting later this week and my goal is to find the Lardon Bacon Truck. Wish me luck!

Monday, October 11, 2010

More Skulls Than You Can Shake A Fist At

It's been way too long since I've been able to get a post up and the skulls have been piling up. I'm completely out of money to buy more skull things yet I can't pass them up. I'm thinking of selling a kidney or something to scrape up some dough.

Grandin Road has the swankiest Halloween Skulls. The skull window panel is to die for and the skull tablecloth and pillows are fabulous.

Damask Skull Window Panel - $22.00
Damask Skull Window Panel
Close Up:
Damask Skull Window Panel

Gothic Skull Table Toppers - $49.00Gothic Skull Table Cloth

Gothic Skull Throw Pillows - $24.00Gothic Skull Throw Pillows

Even Kohl's is getting in on the skull action with some nice tableware and kitchen towels.

Flocked Skull & Crossbones Table Runner - $29.99Flocked Skull Table Runner

Skull & Crossbones Flocked Placemats - $6.99 Skull Flocked Placemats

Skull & Crossbones Kitchen Towel - $5.99 Skull & Crossbone Kitchen Towel

Some tasty skull chocolate lollipops from Godiva aren't cheap but you know that chocolate is to die for.

3 Skull chocolate Lollipops - $15.00 Godiva 3 Skull chocolate Lollipops

I hate licorice but these are just too cute.

Licorice Skulls from Harry & David - $7.95Licorice Skulls

If you're into baking, Wilton has fantastic skull stuff. The cake pan seems to be sold out in most places so if the 3-D skull cake pan strikes your fancy you probably need to get in on that pretty quick.

Wilton Skulls Baking Cups - $1.99
Wilton Skull Baking cups

Wilton Skull Cupcake Stand - $5.99Wilton Skull Cupcake Stand

Wilton Skull Parasol Pix - $1.99
Wilton Skull Parasol Pix

Wilton Dimensions 3-D Aluminum Skull Pan - Sale $24.49Wilton 3D Skull Cake Pan
Even with just a powdered sugar coating this skull cake is awesome.
Wilton Skull 3D Cake

Tomorrow I head to Macy's where my brother spotted some fancy skull pillows that they don't have on their website. My credit card is ready and what's the problem with a little debt anyway?