Friday, April 2, 2010

Bacon: Two Kinds




The following is a work of fiction based on several elements of truth.

Bacon: Two Kinds

I hate mornings. I want to be sleeping when everybody else needs me to be awake. I can't drink coffee because caffeine gives me migraines. So when I found myself up making breakfast on a Saturday I had to ask myself , "Why me?"

I was cooking up pancakes eggs and two kinds of bacon for my family and my husband's family. Almost every one of the eleven people in my house preferred to eat the regular bacon. It's my husband and his father who insisted on turkey bacon. They don't eat pork. Nor do they eat beef. I let out a sigh as I watched my food cooking on the stove. I was tired and hungry. It would've been so much easier if I could have cooked just one kind of bacon.

It's like much of my life. Most of the time I just cook what they will eat choosing ground turkey instead of ground beef. I cook a chicken instead of a roast. I miss roasts, lovely roasts with potatoes, carrots, and onions. I miss pork chops too. I suppose this style of eating is best given up anyway.

I laid the bacon out on two different plates lined with paper towels. I stacked the pancakes in two neat piles on a platter. I saved the eggs for last. Everyone likes their eggs cooked differently. Yet another chore added to the fact that I was up in the morning cooking pancakes, eggs, and bacon- two kinds!

The End

5 comments:

WELCOME TO MY WORLD OF POETRY: said...

We have two sorts of bacon here in the UK.
I enjoyed your "B" challenge very much,
it's surprising what we will write about with just a letter to start off with.

Take care and thanks for sharing.
Yvonne

Marjorie said...

Thanks, Yvonne. You know I was racking my brain trying to think of a not-so-naughty B post. I had read Confessions of a Watery Tart earlier and all I could think of was butts and breasts. haha! I'm sure Ms. Hart Johnson would be thrilled to know that.

Lisa said...

Bacon - MMMmmmm! That photo looks yummy! :)

arlee bird said...

"What do you think I'm doing here? Running a restaurant?!" I can picture her saying one day in exasperation.
I am a bacon fanatic. I like both kinds, but the regular traditional baco has got to be the best. And with those pancakes and eggs, I was left craving breakfast.
Lee

Marjorie said...

@ Lee- I think I may have been hungry when I wrote this one as well.