If you have been a follower for a while you may have seen I had the opportunity to interview Celebrity Chef, Richard Blais. He won the Celebrity Chef All Stars and was doing a promotion for the Pork Be Inspired Campaign when I was contacted about the chance to interview him. When I was preparing my questions and drooling over his pork recipes, I saw an ad to enter to win free pork for a year. After getting all the information that I needed for my interview I decided to enter the contest (as myself not the Domestic Diva) and filled out the form which in addition to my contact information also asked why I deserved to win free pork for a year.
Normally, an essay as an entry requirement might make me pass, but I felt inspired…I began typing and typing; the words flowed easily. I laughed at myself in parts and teared up in others. I painted a picture of my love of pork with words. Ham, bacon, tenderloin, bacon, ribs, bacon, sausage, bacon, chops, and bacon. Surely the pork people who would be picking a winner would feel my love for pig products after such a compelling essay.
I, Susan, would take my free pork and begin my own campaign; a campaign to make chicken the other white meat. No longer would pigs be second anything. Not while I was a winner. Pork would be number one in my house, and dammit, I’d do whatever I could to bring pork into the spotlight everywhere else.
Can you feel the love? Even Klout, an online tool that measures your online influence, says that I am an expert at bacon. No jokes, bacon. Thank you, Klout for picking up on the influences I’m spreading.
To sum up my love of pork, and especially bacon, I wrote a poem (cause you know how great my poems are):
Breakfast, Lunch, and even Dinner
Bacon, bacon is always a winner.
Eggs without bacon should be a crime
But cook ‘em in the grease and you’ve got a winner every time
Bacon is not just for pairing, wrapping can be fun
Seafood, beef or veggies: cook ‘em ’til they’re done!
Bacon dipped in chocolate for salty meets sweet
A heavenly combo you just can’t beat!
If you want to know my favorite that I’d pick every time…
It’s bacon wrapped in bacon and I pair mine with wine.
And guess what? I won! I won free bacon, I mean pork, for a year! I never win anything, especially stuff with essays!
And free bacon, I mean pork, is pretty much the second best thing to money. Crunchy, greasy, piggy money…
I’m as happy as a pig in…well, you know.
I’ll be sharing some of the new porky recipes I try, but you’ll need to go out and by your own bacon, I mean pork, cause I don’t share.