Because you avoided the debacle of 2007 (when you forgot to turn on the oven and there was no turkey on Thanksgiving) by getting the turkey catered.
Because no one complained about the new recipe you used for the green bean casserole, even though the old recipe had been used in the family for the last 23 years.
Because you did not cause any controversy with Uncle Sherman by informing him, politely, that it is not-so-polite to refer to women as “broads.”
Because you actually thought all that black friday stuff was no big deal, so you decided to just run to the mall, but after it took you a whole 65 minutes to find a parking space, you were in quite the sour mood and you weren’t going to just run anywhere.
Because you’re going to need something to gnaw on while you spend the afternoon doing your holiday shopping online, since being in a sour mood makes you spend lots of money on boots and scarves and other things that stray from your gift-giving list.
Because it’s Monday, and no one likes Mondays.
I have the balm to soothe all your aches and relax all your pains. It’s bacon and it’s sprinkled with cinnamon sugar. If you close your eyes, you’d swear you’re eating a donut.
You need this. Today, especially. Because your house is a mess and you’ve already spent too much money and we aren’t in December yet.
No need to thank me. Just leave a few coins at the door.
Cinnamon Sugared Bacon
12 slices bacon
2 tablespoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
Preheat the oven to 350.
In a small bowl, toss together the sugar and cinnamon. Set aside.
Place a cooling rack into a quarter sheet pan. Lay the bacon out in one layer on the rack. Do not overlap the slices. Bake at 350 for 22 minutes. Sprinkle the bacon with the cinnamon sugar mixture and broil 2-3 minutes, watching the bacon carefully so it doesn’t burn.
Remove from the oven and transfer the bacon to a paper towel-lined plate. Enjoy while warm!