I promise, I’m not one of those bacon fanatics. I like bacon — but usually only bacon. Not “Something + bacon.”
That said, I absolutely love the double-smoked bacon from Mahogany Smoked Meats in Bishop, CA. My favorite dish to put it in is a Hungarian dish called, “Beans as in Somogy” from “The Cuisine of Hungary” by George Lang.
But I digress. Bishop is hours away, so if I’m going near there, I take a cooler, stock up on bacon and freeze it when I get home. Today, as part of another recipe which requires bacon, I decided to use one of my precious bacon packs.
As I laid it in the pan — even before it started cooking — the smell of smoke evoked a campsite by a river in my mind…
I’ve had this reverie before. The force is strong with this one. This is the time of year I’ve gone the past three years in a row. My body craves it.
I want to go camping so bad!
(And I’m not the only one. I think the little one is meant to be watching the salmon fight, but I’m sure he’s thinking, “I’d rather be camping.”)
Unfortunately, my job prohibits a camping trip right now. In the next few weeks, Campfire Tales will be a virtual campground. If you have any camping pictures or stories you would like to share, please send them to: