May Your Life Be Like A Basket...Useful...Bountiful...Beautiful...

Basketmaster's Weavings is about my passions, much of which revolves around basket weaving. I weave with reed and I love teaching others to weave. Many of the patterns and styles that I show in the blog are geared to the beginning weaver, or even the brand new weaver. If you have been thinking about wanting to learn to weave, then this blog is for you. Throughout the blog and videos I take you step by step through each and every process of weaving. I want you to be successful in weaving the very first time you try. For the intermediate and advanced weaver, my wish is that you take ideas that I show, mix them up a bit, and incorporate them into your own beautiful creations.

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Monday, August 31, 2009

How to Weave a Bacon Bowl - It's Edible!

Valerie over at Frugal Family Fun Blog gave me permission to use her instructions and photos for this fantastic bacon basket. It combines two of my favorite things in life, weaving and food! I hope you give it a try and be sure to visit her blog. Valerie has some great tips, recipes and wonderful ideas on activities to do with children. Tell her Nancy sent you.

To make your own bacon bowls, you will need a package of bacon, and small microwave safe dish, kitchen scissors, and a glass baby food jar.
Clean the baby food jar very thoroughly and be sure to remove all adhesive from the label. Place the baby food jar upside down on the microwave safe dish.

Lay two pieces of bacon to make an "X" over the bottom of the baby food jar as shown. Use kitchen scissors to trim the ends.

Next, weave slices of bacon around the ends. Are you getting hungry yet??

Cover the entire thing with a wet paper towel, and place in the microwave for about 4 minutes and 30 seconds total, checking after every minute. Microwave times vary, and ours is DIEING a slow and painful death, so yours may cook up much faster.

Set aside and allow to cool. Carefully pull the bacon bowl from the baby food jar, and fill with salad or eggs.

Here are some ideas for bacon bowls:
Fill with lettuce, tomato, and ranch dressing. The lettuce and tomato make this a healthy snack.

Or fill with scrambled eggs for breakfast! Wouldn't this be a unique appetizer for a brunch?

Who says weaving has to be limited to traditional basket making supplies. Have some yummy fun with this culinary craft.

Hugs and Blessings,



Juliana said...

That is too cute...and I LOVE it's perfect!

Paula said...

Yes I am hungry now! What a cute idea and perfect for brunch!

J.R. said...

Oh my goodness! How fun is that??!! I definitely have to try this! I haven't visited your website since I started back to school, but I have certainly missed a lot! I have to make it a point to check in at least once a week from now on. Thanks, Nancy!

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