Exhibit A

August 3, 2007

Journal, Lauren

Lloyd thinks that perhaps we should start a bacon mat gallery! I tried to make individual mats a while back, which I’ll show later, but here is a wonderful, wonderful e-mail from my brother:

We made our very first BACON MAT!!!!!! The BLT’s were delicious, but I shoud’ve cooked the bacon a bit longer and also tried to drain more of the fat off as it cooked. Love you (just because, but also because you’ve taught us something new!)!!

Mark (and Rachel)

So yummy...

Woven bacon… is there nothing it can’t do? I’ve had the best luck when I don’t drain off the fat. Just let it stew in it’s own juices. I lift it up with two big ol’ spatulas. (Not the ones that Lloyd cleans the gutters with, thank you.)

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Lauren Sommerer is a preschool teacher who likes to build prototypes, grow cats, cook things once, save money, reduce, reuse and recycle.

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8 Responses to “Exhibit A”

  1. Brad Said on:

    I bet you would get world-wide recognition if you had a bacon mat gallery! I’ll get some bacon this week and cook a mat and send a pic to you.

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    • Lauren Said on:

      Woo-hoo!!! Sounds great!

      Hey, good luck with your garden tour today!

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    • Peggy Said on:

      I agree … this is the start of something BIG! I’ll contact the Louvre and have them start clearing a wall for the soon to be world renowned art exhibit, “Makin’ Bacon” (well, it is Paris)

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  2. Beth Said on:

    I’m just glad you clarified that you didn’t use the gutter-cleaning-spatula. I was a little concerned…since we had your vacuum-packed bacon-mat for dinner just last night.

    It was, by the way, successful. You could cook up a few dozen mats and vacuum-seal them for future use.

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  3. Mark Said on:

    Unfortunately this picture was taken with my Palm Treo cell phone/PDA camera, not the Nikon D50 6 megapixel SLR so the color is washed out and its blurry. If you’re going to start a gallery, perhaps you should set some minimum standards for the qualtiy of the pictures.

    Weaving the mat was easier than I thought it would be. And I also learned that a 7 strip x 7 strip mat leaves only one piece of extra bacon, but makes cutting the mat into four equal squares really challenging.

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