Everyone knows low carbing is all about bacon, right? Well, not to further that stereotype, but this time it is about bacon. I had seen the Perfect Bacon Bowl at the stores, but the price point was too high for me. Then it happened. The Dollar Tree did it to me again. Bacon Bowls for a buck. Actually, two for a buck. I had to try it. I am a sucker for gadgets.
These are sturdier than I thought they would be. And no, I am not being compensated at all for this review. Although I had mixed results my first try out, I think my dollar investment was not wasted. I made my sweetie a nice Valentine breakfast. He really liked the bacon and Cottage Cheese Eggs that filled the bowl. Given that it was such a special day, he also got some fresh strawberries and a Cinnamon Dutch Baby pancake. Check Low Carbing Among Friends Volume 1 for the Dutch Baby recipe. Still yummy after all these years. Cottage Scramble is in the Sept. 2014 Diner News. Love the texture of those eggs!
The bacon bowl instructions allow for use in a microwave oven, standard oven or toaster oven. Since my hubby keeps trying to get me to replace my toaster oven, I opted not to use it. The toaster oven still works fine after more than 20 years so why replace it? Just in case a grease fire broke out, I did not want him to win that argument. Even on Valentine's Day. Microwave and standard oven for us.
John would have liked it a bit "less crisp" shall we say. I decided his would be the oven variety. True, it did take 30 minutes, but I was willing to wait. It looked great. Not at all
Overall, these little gadgets are fun. I am glad they are deeply discounted though. For a dollar, even if you only use them a couple times a year, it is worth it. The box shows eggs and even dessert. No, not going there. But I do think they would make a really cute lunch version filled with broccoli salad. You know, the kind with the sweet dressing, cheese and maybe a few sunflower seeds? The box claims you can make bread bowls as well. Not so sure about low carb bread, as working without gluten is another whole learning curve. If sticking to the bacon, what would you fill them with?
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