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Bacon lovers, Saturday is your day

Hayden Cohrs, Staff Writer

Get your pajamas, cups of coffee and juice because National Bacon Day is Saturday.

The perfect way to start off your weekend is with a good breakfast or lunch. This is your guide to how to make the perfect bacon, fun bacon recipes and hot trends that bacon has existed in.

There are tons of different ways to make bacon, whether it’s for breakfast or dinner, or just for a quick snack. You can fry it, bake it, or deep fry it.

If you’re putting it in the oven, be sure to have your oven on 425 degrees Fahrenheit for 15 minutes, if you’re frying it on an oven top or in a griddle, be sure check it every few minutes and be sure to flip it. If you’re deep frying it, keep it in there for four minutes, and then lay it out on a paper towel. No matter which way you’re making your bacon, be sure to be safe and not touch the hot pans and objects.

Tons of recipes for bacon exist, from bacon on chocolate to bacon wrapped meat, one popular bacon recipe is cheddar bacon chicken tenders. Before you start putting your chicken tenders together,

preheat your oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit and then for the ingredients you’ll need, One egg, one-half cup Progresso™ plain panko crispy bread crumbs, one-half cup finely shredded Cheddar cheese, one package of cooked real bacon bits, and one package of uncooked chicken tenders (non- breaded).

If you’re looking for something more sweet yet salty,  chocolate chip bacon cookies.

Be sure to preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit first. Next set out your ingredients six slices maple-cured bacon (chopped up), one and one half cups of white sugar, one cup softened butter, two eggs, two teaspoons of vanilla extract, two cups of all-purpose flour, two thirds cup of cocoa powder, three fourths teaspoon of baking soda, one fourth teaspoon of salt, and two cups of semi-sweet chocolate chunks. Then place the bacon in a large, deep skillet, and cook over medium-high heat, turning occasionally, until evenly browned, about 10 minutes.

Drain the bacon slices on a paper towel-lined plate. Thirdly beat the sugar, butter, eggs, and vanilla extract with an electric mixer in a large bowl until fluffy and smooth. Stir in flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt. Mix in the chocolate chips and bacon and drop cookies in spoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets.Lastly bake for 10 to 12 minutes in the preheated oven, and then you have your tasty salty-sweet treat.

Now that you have some recipes for delicious snacks, bacon started being in trends since early 2012, from bacon flavored lip gloss that straight up tasted like grease to bacon toothpaste, you name it, bacon has been it. Americans love for bacon might have gone almost too far, but that doesn’t stop companies from going the extra mile for their love of bacon. So, this national bacon day, stay safe, don’t burn your hands or mouth, and enjoy all your bacon activities.