The Bacon Hot Dog Is the Future of Travel Breakfast
Yesterday I discovered the true purpose of the hot dog bun: It is bacon.
This is my bacon dog... there are many like it, but this one is mine
Since I would rather eat in the car than get up one second earlier than is absolutely necessary, I am always on the lookout for a handy mobile breakfast. Protein bars, smoothies, fruit, whatever can be consumed one-handed in the neighborhood part of the drive before I get on the freeway.
Recently, I learned how to make a massive amount of bacon all at once in the oven. I just place a cooling rack on a cookie sheet, cover that bad boy in an entire layer of bacon (I use turkey bacon because it's cheaper and has less fat), pop it in the middle of the oven while it's still cold, turn the oven up to 400 degrees and set the timer for 18 to 20 minutes. Voila, you have enough bacon to last you the week if you refrigerate it and heat a few pieces up each morning.
This is especially nice for me because I'm a writer, here a word meaning a person with poor impulse control when it comes to appropriate levels of alcohol. What does that have to do with bacon? Everything, because it turns out the best thing you can do for a hangover, besides drink lots of water and, you know, drink less, is have yourself a yummy bacon sandwich. No, really, science says so, at the same time proving the existence of a loving God.