21 December 2013

candied bacon

last year, i made candied bacon for our family christmas eve gathering. this year, my brother-in-law requested i make more of it for this year’s event.

the recipe can be found many places online. it’s very simple.


1 pound of bacon
1 pound of brown sugar (a regular box or bag will be enough)
1 pound of confectionery sugar (again a regular box or bag will be enough)


  • preheat oven to 350°f

  • on a cookie pan with edges, spread aluminum foil down to cover including the inside edges (to make clean up easier)

  • spread brown sugar on the foil

  • lay the bacon strips out the full length of the pan, overlapping them just barely

  • spread another handful or two of thr brown sugar on top of the bacon

  • cook in oven for about 40 minutes on one side, then flip and cook another 15 to 20 minutes on the other side

spread out wax paper on a flat surface and sprinkle some of the confectionery sugar on the paper. then lay the bacon strips freshly out of the oven on the sugar. this will keep it from sticking to the wax paper and give it a wintry look, candy look.

let it cool for about 30 minutes and then serve or refrigerate for storing.

05 December 2013

shut up, wesley

saw this retweet from patrick stewart this morning:

Screenshot from 2013-12-05 10:37:43

that could not have been more perfect!

the video of reference is this one:

03 December 2013

sacrificing my 50mm

i had to use pliers and a screwdriver to remove my 50mm lens from my dslr tonight.

the lens wouldn’t come off after a quick swap at my niece’s concert. a quick search online revealed this happened more often than i would have imagined. for that, i am both happy and sad.

i used the guide here to remove my lens without damaging my camera: http://www.theroastedroot.net/removing-a-stuck-canon-50mm-f1-8-camera-lens/

fortunately, it is one of the cheaper lenses. i like my 50mm a lot. i will replace it, but i am leerly about having this happen with another canon lens.