Since I am the only one that eats it - together with preparation being a greasy mess just to serve me 3 or 4 strips - we rarely keep bacon in the fridge. For some reason I got up this morning in the mood for bacon so I went over to Tom Thumb (Safeway) to pick up a tomato (BLT for lunch
) and some bacon.
I got the nicest tomato I could find even though the $7/#
was more than somewhat offensive. On my way to the bacon I mused that "Wow, %$!@ - in tomatos are more than the bacon
Even run-of the-mill bacon was $8.99/ 12 oz. - almost $12/#!!!
The thick cut, nitrite-free, applewood smoked stuff I usually buy was "on sale" @ $15+/#!!!
Yet, the United States Government tells me that inflation is 1%! That obvious falsehood leads me to think of one of my favorite sayings: "It's bad enough that you're pi$$ing on my shoes; just don't try and tell me that it's raining".
What's this precious delicacy going for in your 'hood?