Sticks are so last summer

September 9, 2010


Fire lovers of all ages, I’m here to spread the news about the glorious wonder that is Bacon Grease. For those of you who find relaxation in gazing at flames but don’t quite have a whole hour or so to dedicate to building, watching and babying a fire made of yard waste – this is for you.

I have to drain the grease from my griddle into a little bowl because I lost the doo-dad.

Step one: Make bacon.
Step two: Save the grease.
Step three: Wad up the paper towels (or whatever) that you used to drain said cooked bacon and put them in the saved grease.
Step four: Days later, put greasy papers in some sort of fire-burning receptacle. (A fire pit if you have a Brad, or an old metal bowl if you don’t.)
Step five: Ignite.

Ah.... just right on a chilly night.

Six pieces of bacon made enough fuel for a 25-minute fire. Not too shabby. If I was still able to drink a beer in the evening, this would have been timed perfectly.

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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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13 Responses to “Sticks are so last summer”

  1. Brad Said on:

    I wonder if there are special songs for singing ’round the bacon fire?


    • Brad Said on:

      I had trouble deciding if the above sentence should end with a period or a question mark. A period seems more grammatically correct, but a question mark seems to add the right inflection. I’ve had this question before, but haven’t seem to be able to find an answer. If anyone cares to find some sort of definitive answer, that would be great.


      • Peggy Said on:

        Both are grammatically correct. It depends on you. Are you making a statement that you are wondering (use .) or are you throwing it out there as a question (use ?). You’re welcome?


  2. Peggy Said on:

    I can’t wait to try this! But bacon grease has always scared me…so I’m a little nervous about the paper towels getting out of control.

    Luckily, I’m happy staring into the flames of a candle. Not having a firepit, when I sit outside at night, a candle on the table completes me. But now I can step it up a notch.

    One non-rhetorical question: Did the air smell of bacon?


  3. Mark Said on:

    Not a funny comment or a hilarious riposte, but…

    This would be a great way to get a fire started on a rainy or drizzly day! Way better than an aerosol can of Right Guard and a Bic lighter.


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