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Bacon
 
 

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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. 

 

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Here are a couple frugal bacon recipes.

 

Bacon and Hash Brown Casserole

 

Ingredients

 

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
paprika
 
 
Combine 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.

 

Bacon Dip

Ingredients

2 cups cheddar cheese (shredded)
2 cups green onions, tops and bottoms (chopped)
8 slices of bacon, cooked, crumbled
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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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