How to Save Bacon Grease & Why You Should
Bacon is one of the greatest foods you will ever eat (as I’m sure you already know). The warm, sizzling, crunchy or chewy, salty slices of meat can add delicious flavor to anything and I do mean anything – I’ve seen people eat bacon ice cream, doughnuts, cookies and more (though I don’t know that I would ever eat that). Anyway, eating this delicious food can actually save you money – what? All you have to do is learn how to save bacon grease – it’s that easy – and in this post I’ll tell you how to save it and why you should.
My wife and I often volunteer to work with a catering company (owned by a relative of a co-worker of mine). It works out really well for us, actually. We make $100 per event ($200 if we both go, which we always do) and the events usually last around 4 hours.
For the most part, we really enjoy it. It’s one of the highlights of our month when we get to go – and usually we have at least 1-3 events per month. The owner is a fun lady who we truly enjoy hanging out with, talking to, and learning from. She’s always excited to teach us new fancy recipes and ways to do things. We get to experience what that top 1% lives like in our community at houses that are sometimes worth well over 6 million dollars (houses we could never even dream of owning). Plus, we get to spend some time talking to people, networking, and getting out there instead of sitting at home and watching Netflix.
However, one of the best bonuses from this job is that we often get to take home leftover food. If you have ever cooked for an event of more than 50-100 people, you know that horrible sinking feeling you get when there isn’t enough food. There is possibly no worse feeling than being unsure as to whether everyone you are supposed to be feeding will be fed. Therefore, our catering boss always makes sure to have a TON of extra food on hand – which usually means TONS of leftovers.
Most events we will come home with bags filled with fresh veggies, delicious fruits, a little meat or bread, and some other goodies. While a lot of this gets eaten right away in our home, there are some tricks we use to stretch it out. And when we get bacon, we are more than happy to save the grease and use it over and over again.
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As some of you may know, we are in the midst of our first ever No Spend Challenge (NSC) which started January 1.
The short story is that my wife and I racked up a ton of debt (read how HERE) and want to pay it off as quickly as possible so that we can live our dream lives (read about our goals HERE). This challenge will help us learn about living frugal, saving money, and paying off our debt faster.
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