I am quite confident in my gift giving abilities. I work really hard to give thoughtful gifts for birthdays, weddings, Christmas etc. Just ask The Ninja, our first Christmas together I gave him a personalized leather padfolio with his initials and a PowerCat on the back. It was an awesome gift and he thought I was an awesome girlfriend (duh). I eventually became the awesome wife. But I digress.
So, I am especially thrilled to have found this next gift for the meat lovers in my life. I just haven’t decided who is going to get it yet. Both my stepdad and my father-in-law have birthdays in January and maybe one or both of them are going to get a subscription to Zingerman’s Bacon Club. Did you catch that last part.
A membership that provides you a pound of artisan bacon every. single. month. What carnivore wouldn’t love that?! I first saw it in the Taste of Home my mom sent me in the mail – the cover was adorned with cookies and sweets so of course I’m going to read it. I was so excited about this club that I Instagrammed the image of bacon in the magazine. Obsessed, folks.
You can order a 3-month or 6-month subscription for yourself or a friend (or a friendly blogger named Buzzard) and the varieties range from Applewood Smoked to Long Pepper. Wowza, my mouth is watering already. Yummo.
This club has been so successful that it has recruited six vegetarians. Six people who have sworn off meat as part of their value system were brought back from the dark side by bacon. Lovely sweet bacon – it must be why they call it the “crossover meat.” I love bacon almost as much as I love beef jerky. And this is my favorite brand of beef jerky (my birthday is in April y’all) and it’s made in God’s country aka southeastern Kansas. Wow – this post has gone from gift giving to beef jerky. Great transformation.
So what do you think? Is a bacon club membership a good gift? What are some of the best gifts you’ve given (or received)? Was food involved?
Until next time,
~ Buzzard ~