Day 9 of the 21-Day Bacon-atarian Challenge

Recap: My wife's friends are doing a 21-day vegan challenge. She decided to counter that with a 21-Day Bacon Everyday Challenge. The catch is that we can't have bacon the same way twice.

Day 1: Crumbled bacon on our hamburgers. Wifey had hers with bleu cheese, mine was American. Plus lettuce, tomatoes, ketchup and mustard.

Day 2: Bacon-wrapped tenderloin! Cooked in the oven and then thrown on the grill for a couple of minutes. A perfect medium rare. So tender, so delicious. Much better than bean sprouts or whatever plants my wife's friends ate.

Day 3: Pizza with pineapple and bacon. Baseball season has started and tonight we had two practices - same thing on Tuesdays - so it was a quickie dinner.

Day 4: Chocolate covered bacon. Yes, I know, it sounds disgusting. Well, it sounded disgusting to me anyways. Wifey has been wanting to try this for years, and the Bacon-atarian Challenge was her perfect opportunity, and a party we were at last night was the perfect time for it. Melted semi-sweet chocolate chips completely covering cooked thick-cut bacon strips. The verdict? People either loved it or hated it. Definitely worth trying once, I would say.

Day 5: Patty Cakes. These are leftover mashed potatoes mixed with an egg, bacon, cheese, onion powder, salt and pepper. Kind of like a fried twice-baked potato pancake. Not too bad.

Day 6: Tossed Salad with Bacon. No explanation needed.

Day 7: Breakfast for Dinner. Simple bacon strips matched with pancakes and hash brown patties. Simple, yet effective.

Day 8: Bacon-Potato Soup, with melted cheddar cheese, parsley and celery. Not the type of thing you'd expect with warm weather, but three of us are under the weather.

Day 9: Deviled Eggs made with bacon, a little sugar, mayo and balsamic vinegar.

Day 10: (Tomorrow is a Lenten Friday, so Day 10 will have to wait until Saturday)