There is nothing quite as comforting as Bacon and Cheddar. I am not sure why this is, maybe it's only me. One of the best additions to I have seen to the "blue box" is crumbled bacon. It's placed on Cheese burgers in every fast food joint across the United States. Even the Dairy Queen commercials make a joke about using Bacon as a verb. I mean, somebody out there must love the combination as much as I do.
I must agree with the disturbingly disembodied singing lips though. I honestly think that Bacon and Cheddar should be verbs. OK, I guess "Cheddaring" is a verb, since it's a description of the cheese making process that makes Cheddar Cheese unique. But I really think that bacon should be a verb as well. Whether on Salad, a Sandwich or Burger, next to the eggs on your plate, or gracing the top of your maple bar from Voodoo Doughnuts, the simple act of adding bacon just makes everything heavenly.
There are even options with your bacon.... If you are one of those people who doesn't particularly care for smoked foods, then you can use Pancetta instead. For Pancetta is Italian bacon, granted it's made from a different porcine part, but the idea is the same, it's simply not smoked.
So in the interest of promoting this little update to a language that allows you to "shoulder" a burden, "stomach" your in-laws and "head" an organization, here is my proposal.
ba·con /ˈbeɪkən/ [bey-kuhn]
The back and sides of the hog, salted and dried or smoked, usually sliced thin and fried for food.
Also called white bacon. South Midland and Southern U.S. pork cured in brine; salt pork.
To liberally apply bacon in, next to or on a culinary treat.
Shane baconed the shortbread
Voodoo doughnuts bacons their maple bars.
This, then, leaves "bacon" open to morphing into verbals such as Participles and Gerunds (or even infinitives) thus allowing us to use the word as an adverb, adjective or, well, a noun. Bringing us full circle.
Present participle - "I am Baconing this shortbread recipe"
Gerund - Baconing is my favorite culinary trick.
Yep, I think it is definitely time to contact Merriam & Webster about this.
White Cheddar and Pancetta Shortbread
5 oz White Cheddar Cheese, shredded
4 oz Pancetta, small dice (You can use Bacon if you like)
12 oz AP Flour
Heat a saute pan over medium flame then add the pancetta and cook until it's all nice and crispy, golden brown and yummy.
Slice 1/4 inch cookies from the log and place them 1 inch apart on a parchment lined baking sheet.