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Tuesday, August 5, 2008

The Best News, EVER

From Sunday's Parade Magazine, the Ask Marilyn column (I know, I know, but wait till you read it; I promise you'll forgive me):

Q: On a package of raw bacon, does the calorie count refer to cooked or uncooked bacon?

A: It refers to raw bacon. If you cook the bacon and discard the fat, the calorie count plummets. A medium slice of raw bacon contains about 125 calories. After broiling, it contains only 35 calories.

Only 35 calories! I could have ten pieces, and an egg --two eggs -- and still be under five hundred calories for breakfast!

Oh my god, this is the best News Tuesday, ever. Even if it's news I should have had on Sunday morning.

Damn! Why didn't I read my Parade on Sunday morning? It would have made for a very different Sunday brunch. Instead of raisin bran and cucumber salad, which is what I did have. Not together. Raisin bran with milk, cucumber salad by itself. Don't get me wrong, I liked it fine. But next week, BACON!

Bacon bacon bacon bacon bacon bacon bacon bacon bacon bacon bacon...

Oh man, I've got to go shopping.

13 comments:

beardonaut said...

I've actually known about this for a while. I know, I know, I should've let the world know, but I like to keep secrets...

My doctor actually told me when I fought to get my cholesterol down. Bacon, properly prepared, is actually good from the perspective. Dry it off before putting it in the pan, by putting it on a piece of paper and another one on top, allowing excess fat to dry off. Then do the same once you've had it in the pan. Nice, crispy bacon on occasion is a fairly healthy breakfast. Yummie.

su said...

I love you, I love bacon, I love you, I love bacon.. bacon bacon,bacon!

Chris said...

Mmmmm, Bacon... Oh dear god I just choked on my saliva!!
Mmmmm, Bacon... Damnit!! I did it again!!

Kate said...

That's FANTASTIC news! I'm so glad you shared. I have some bacon in my fridge that will be making an unplanned appearance at breakfast this week now!

A Lovely Thing said...

Great news! I also believe that foods that truly satisfy your taste buds and tummy, curb your appetite. Should we do a study?

Khurston said...

Cooking trick for all you bacon lovers. Put a wire cooling rack on a cookie sheet and cover it with bacon. Put the cookie sheet in a cold oven and turn to 500 degrees. start checking bacon when oven stops preheating. check every 5 minutes until done. tadaaa. no messy stove. Also highly recomend sprinkling the raw bacon with brown sugar before it cooks. of course that'll affect the calorie count. so have one less piece i guess.
and, speaking of bacon, an old friend wore this tshirt recently, and made me laugh a lot.
http://www.cafepress.com/pbrb.20062852

jen said...

Yeah, but does it count when you eat the Whole Pound of cooked bacon. Which I have been known to do. Which is why I can't fit into any jeans. No. That's because of the oreos...

iloveupstate.com said...

Bacon.

I love bacon.

Sigh.

DonnaStaf said...

Feeling a little pissed at bacon right now since I broke a tooth on it while on vacay last week. Yes EGE, I go to "the chair" for the second time on Friday...

amanda said...

All you need now is one of these alarm clocks.

http://www.mathlete.com/portfolio/wakeNbacon.php

EGE said...

Beardonaut -- You! You knew and you didn't TELL! Grr.

Su -- Okay, now wipe your chin!

Chris -- You too. Gross!

Kate -- Yay! Say a little grace to me (and Marilyn) before you chow down.

Lovely -- Yes, let's. For the next month I will live on bacon, crackers, and macaroni & cheese, and we'll see how thin I am come September. You?

Khurston -- Ixnay on the own sugarbay, BLEAH! But the rest is a good tip. Tell me, did you learn it from Potsie?

Jen -- A few years ago, Alan Richman (GQ magazine's food editor) tried the Atkins diet. He claims to have eaten a pound of bacon every day for, I forget, a month? and he lost 14 pounds. But he's a boy, and we all know boys suck when it comes to losing weight. So in other words, yeah, it must be the oreos!

ILU -- So long as you don't eat pats of butter straight up, I think you'll be okay!

Donna -- OH NO! Oh no. Oh no oh no oh no. Oh. No.

Amanda -- Oh my god, where do you find these things? Unfortunately, I think the beasties would smell it and wake me up knocking the clock to the floor in the night. Rats.

(I mean, not rats. Cats. The beasties are cats. No rats in the AssVac. Yet. Knock on wood. Seriously. All of you. Knock on wood. NOW!)

pork luck said...

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HPH said...

I knoOOW! I read that too. Be still my heart.