Today I celebrate my kindred spirit, and my dearest friend. I celebrate a man who inspires me to wake with fervor, fill my days with meaning, and find beauty in every last detail. I reflect on our three, young yet abundant years of marriage, two uprooting moves, and one perfect babe. I am pleased with what we have created, cultivated, tried and tested. I am in awe at how our designs fit and compliment, relate and inspire. I am smitten and pleased with the one I chose to marry. I am grateful for this man everyday, but especially today.
This morning I celebrate my love with some long anticipated pecan waffles and some spicy, bold, in your face, bacon bloody mary’s, for he is just those things, and just how I love him. Happy Birthday Babe!
The Bacon Bloody Mary
½ cup Bakon Vodka
1 strip of hormone and nitrate free bacon
2 cups tomato juice
Juice from 1 lemon
Juice from 1/2 lime
2 tbsp. olive juice
2 tbsp. prepared horseradish
2 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
1/4 tsp. cayenne, or to taste
Fresh ground pepper to taste
Jalapeno stuffed olives
2 strips hormone and nitrate free bacon
Lemon or lime wedges
1 small wedge of lime
1 tsp. sea salt
1/2 tsp. smoked paprika
Pinch of cayenne(optional)
Fry or bake bacon until it is really crispy and let cool completely before using.
Juice, the lemon and lime. Combine all ingredients, minus the vodka, in a food processor or blender, and pulse until bacon is in small pieces, about 15 seconds.
Rub a wedge of lime around the rim of each glass and dip it in the salt mixture.
Fill glasses full of ice and pour ¼ cup vodka in each glass.
Fill to the rim with tomato juice mix and garnish to your heart’s content.