- Sparkling Wine
- Pinot Noir
Sparkling WineA sparkling, wine such as Prosecco complements well with saltiness and greasiness of bacon. Also, sparkling wine is the best for a brunch meal because it serves as a palate cleanser and is refreshing. Sparkling wine is ideal with bacon, lettuce, and tomato sandwiches that holds up with mayonnaise. Additionally, it will not have any problems with the tomato for which a red wine may end up as flat and metallic. Sparkling wines love foods that are crisp and salty, and who says that the good old bacon and eggs aren't always worthy of opening a bottle of vintage Champagne? If you don't want to get that fancy Prosecco wine would be your go to wine since it is more reasonably priced and pairs will with bacon. Champagne is a perfect match for fresh oysters with topped with crispy bacon.
RoséA refreshing Rosé wine, which is based on the color may have you pondering that it is very sweet, it typically features black fruit and raspberry flavors and is quite dry. This type of wine is best for a brunch meal and would be perfect with a BLT sandwich. Rose can impose those earthy and sweet bacon flavors. Rosé wine is perfect for french toast with bacon and maple syrup. A perfect Rosé wine for this dish is slightly sweet Moscato. The sweetness of this wine vanishes when you eat the syrupy bread, leaving you with Turkish delight, beautiful rosewater, and flavors swirling around your mouth followed by a salty flavor from the bacon.
RieslingRiesling with pear and crisp apple-like flavors is a perfect match with ham. For this reason, it can also be ideal with bacon. Without a doubt, you will love how this wine complements the saltiness of the bacon. Therefore, each bit tastes as crisp as the next. Reisling is perfect with bacon-topped pizza or a BLT sandwich.
Pinot NoirA slightly candied and light Pinot Noir wine pairs excellently with bacon because the wine is earthy and is slightly sweet. Pinot Noir's sweetness is a perfect contrast to the saltiness of the bacon which makes for a refreshing combination. In most red wines, tannins tend to increase the saltiness in food. Thus, a high-tannin Barolo or Cabernet Sauvignon wouldn't be best to pair with bacon. Pinot Noir is an acidic red wine, which means that it's low in tannin. Acidic wines like Pinot Noir becomes refreshing and reinvigorating when paired with salty foods like bacon. For this reason, Pinot Noir and bacon is a perfect match. One can enjoy this wine with bacon in a brunch meal. Moreover, Pinot Noir is pairs well with split pea and bacon soup or bacon-topped pizza.
TakeawayWhen experiencing a great meal but don't know what kind of wine to pair it with white wine pairs well with fish and red wine with steak. When it comes to pairing wine and bacon, it is all up to what kind of dish you're eating it with and when you are eating it. For breakfast or brunch, bacon, sparkling wines, or Rosé wine are ideal. On the other hand, for lunch, bacon, Riesling, and a luscious sparkling Rosé wine are best. Lastly, for the dinner bacon, Pinot Noir and Champagne are perfect. When pairing, you would want the wine to cut richness and smokey taste, yet complement the food, not only cleansing your palate between bites. Spend time experimenting to get the perfect balance between the saltiness and greasiness of bacon and your preferred wine. [ ... ]
- Plan out your meals - It’s easy to overshoot what you’ll actually be eating when you don’t plan. Before stepping foot in the grocery store, plan out what you and your family will be eating for every meal (or at least “ballpark” it!). This will help ensure you don’t get too much – and helps with diets as well!
- Know the food you’re buying - A lot of us tend to get food, and then forget about it once it’s in the fridge or pantry… until it goes bad and starts to smell. Make sure you’re putting your food in the right places. For example, tomatoes should be kept at room temperature away from sunlight, and apples should be refrigerated for maximum freshness!
- Make a list of what you’re throwing away - Be honest with yourself. How much are you really wasting? Sometimes it’s easier to turn a blind eye to what you’re doing, but by keeping a list of every food item you throw away, cutting back on waste will always be at the front of your mind.
- Clean your pantry/fridge - Remember when I said it’s easy to forget about the food you buy when you get home from the grocery store? The more visible you keep your food, the more likely you are to eat it! Cut down on the clutter within your pantry and fridge so that you can tell what food you already have in your home
- Use your smartphone! Apps aren’t just useful for keeping your kids busy – there are a ton of tools you can use to cut back on food waste. There are some that help you find recipes based off of the food you already have, and others that show where you can donate leftover food.
- Speaking of leftovers: Eat them! When making meals for the whole family, it can be a little hard to pinpoint exactly how much to make (and we’d always rather make too much than too little, right?). Don’t let that extra food go to waste, though! Put it back in your fridge in an airtight container, and have it for lunch the next day!
- Still have too much? Donate it! Did you throw a party and have an entire platter full of veggies, fruit, and hamburgers leftover? We’ve all been in this dilemma – there’s so much leftover, we know we won’t be able to eat it all by the time it goes bad. This is a perfect time to donate it to a good cause! Check out the organizations and food banks in your area – they’d love to take the food off of your hands!
- Don’t be scared of the expiration or sell-by dates - While we’re not telling you to suck it up and drink the curdled milk, many of the expiration and sell-by dates are based off of quality and not food safety. Go off of your sight and smell rather than the printed dates to ensure you’re getting your money’s worth on the food you’re buying.
John said to me "I am really in the mood for a Bloody Mary." So that got me thinking and I said "Why not mix a little bit of this and a little bit of that (all Marina's and Big John's products) add a little water, ice and Vodka." It was a match made in heaven. We sent it out for FDA testing, came up with a label and starting producing the delicious Bloody Mary Mix that is now available for everyone to purchase. If you have not tried it yet, give it a try...you will not be disappointed. On top of it....Top Tomato Bloody Mary Mix is gluten free.
Of course there is also a story behind the name for the Top Tomato Bloody Mary Mix? In coming up with the label, John thought that a WWII pin up girl would be great and of course she would be sitting on a large tomato (Top Tomato). The connection to the military continues with our decision to donate a percentage of our profits to the Wounded Warriors as soon as we begin to make a profit. We want to THANK YOU so very much for helping us make the goal.
- Bacon (of course this would be the first on our list!)
- Low-carb vegetables
- Black coffee
- Basically anything high in fat!
5 Best Strategies to Pork Chop GrillingEveryone deserves a plate full of tender, juicy, tasty, grilled Circle B Ranch pork chop. One bite into this and you will awaken your taste buds to enjoy the best eating experience. If you are already salivating for this, you are about to read great news. Do you know that you do not have to look for a restaurant to dig into perfectly done grilled pork? You can enjoy this meal at home anytime you want. If you would like to know how to do this, read on and take note of the best strategies to simplify the pork grilling process.
- Use the Right Grill
- Carefully Select your Cuts
- Brine the Meat Beforehand
- Combine both Indirect and Direct Heat Combustion
- Let the Meat Rest