I’m teaming with with Smithfield to teach you how to create a DIY Bacon Bar at home – It’s the perfect solution for entertaining a crowd at breakfast or brunch! We’re taking bacon to the extreme with a variety of flavored bacons, bacon biscuits, bacon flavored salt and even bacon jam.
We’ve officially entered the
busiest happiest time of the year! Shopping for holiday gifts, visiting family members and entertaining at home – It’s a whirlwind of fun that just spins you around and ends with a glass of bubbly at midnight on January 1st.
To keep entertaining awesome and easy this holiday season, I’m tackling brunch in a new way – With a DIY Smithfield Bacon Bar! An ultimate bacon spread with different varieties – Sea Salt Caramel Bacon, Apricot Gouda Bacon, and Bourbon Brown Sugar Bacon – as well as flaky biscuits, bacon jam and scrambled eggs for DIY breakfast sandwiches. And because any occasion with a bacon bar is cause for celebration – Don’t forget to break out the bubbly too! Here are 5 budget-friendly sparkling wines that would pair perfectly with all that amazing bacon-goodness.
Smithfield even has free printables and décor ideas to give your bacon spread a personalized touch. I love the idea to present the different types of bacon in individual mason jars with cute tags describing each variety and simply adorned with a bit of twine. YOu many even already have those decorative touches on hand!
Tis’ the season for giving – The perfect excuse to send my guests home with a fun parting gift of Bacon Salt! I just pack it up into decorative glass jars, label them with my guests’ names, and attach a small salt spoon for an extra special touch. It’s amazing sprinkled over roasted vegetables, scrambled eggs, or a big juicy steak. But my absolute favorite thing to do with Bacon Salt? Use it as a salt rim for Bloody Marys… Yep!
What’s better than bacon salt rimmed Bloody Marys? Not much. But there is free bacon for a year! To enter, visit Smithfield, check out the different recipes, and tell me in the comments below which one you would love to feature as part of your Bacon Bar.
- 1 12-oz. package Smithfield Hometown Original Bacon
- ¾ cup sea salt
- 1 tsp. coarse ground black pepper
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
- Arrange bacon slices on a cookie rack placed on a cookie sheet.
- Bake 25-30 minutes, until crisp. Drain on paper towels and allow to cool completely.
- Chop bacon very finely using either a knife or food processor. Mix with salt and pepper.
- Pack into small jars to give as gifts. Keep refrigerated.
Be sure to visit Smithfield for more tips on creating the perfect Bacon Bar. They’ve even got printable labels and décor ideas to give your spread a personalized touch. Their naturally slow smoked bacon comes in more than 10 varieties and is the perfect centerpiece for your holiday bacon bar! And remember, this Bacon Bar is not just for entertaining during the holidays. Feature a Bacon Bar at your next baby shower, bridal shower, wedding or family reunion – It’s guaranteed to be a big hit for any occasion!
Giveaway Details: Giveaway ended December 15, 2015. Elena is the winner – Congratulations!
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Smithfield.