I made green beans with bacon for dinner last night figuring I would eat them and maybe the hubs would try them when he got home in the morning. Sami was in the living room watching a movie while I was cooking and as I was breaking up the bacon into the green beans she asked me what I was making and I told her it was just green beans with bacon. She got all excited and said "Yumm. I want some." I was all kinds of happy that she was excited about eating dinner because she had refused to even consider trying dinner the last three nights.
Who knew that something so simple that is decently nutritious would actually make her excited. It didn't even have cheese in it or on it. (Btw... when I get bacon I try to get boxes of back bacon because it is meatier. It is like cooking really thin ham steak.)
I am not really surprised that you haven't heard of back bacon because it isn't something you will find at walmart. I think the grocery store I get it at gets it from a meat locker. They get the uncured hickory smoked back bacon strips and they get boxes of the back bacon ends and pieces. I generally get the ends and pieces but this time I got the box of strips to see what it looked like because I wanted to try making bacon jerky. I got a bag of bacon jerky at the gas station and thought it was alright but way not worth $6 considering that I have a food dehydrator. Also it wasn't worth the $6 because it was made with the bacon strips like you would get at walmart. Thin strips that are almost more fat than meat. I liked the bacon jerky enough to be curious to see how it would turn out using a bacon that is more like a really thin ham steak using the marinade that we normally use for beef jerky. I have it in the food dehydrator now. It is starting to look good and smells good. Should be interesting.