Save money on bacon by purchasing it when it goes on sale,
and freezing it.
If you just want to use the bacon for flavoring, here is
a thrift conscious, frugal way to store them. Freeze
the strips individually. Run water over them to help separate the pieces
and pull them apart. Dry the pieces with a paper towel and then lay them
side-by-side on a sheet of wax paper. Toll up the sheet of wax paper, and put it in the
freezer. When you need just one or two pieces, cut the paper to remove the
desired number of slices.
Here are a couple frugal bacon recipes.
Bacon and Hash Brown Casserole
4 cups potatoes, cooked and grated
12 pieces of bacon, cooked ,crumbled
1/2 cup milk
1/4 cup onion, chopped
salt and pepper to taste
2 Tbsps minced garlic
1 Tbsp margarine, melted
everything but the margarine and paprika in a bowl and mix. Move the
mixture to a greased baking dish. Pour the margarine over the top, and
garnish with the paprika.
Bake at 350
degrees for 35-45 minutes, or until lightly browned.
2 cups cheddar cheese (shredded)
2 cups green onions, tops and bottoms (chopped)
8 slices of bacon, cooked,
1/4 cup nuts (finely chopped)
mayonnaise to taste
Mix all the ingredients. Start with a small amount of
mayonnaise, and add as necessary.
Serve with chips or crackers.