Photos from my archive: Yes, I am guilty of taking photos of my plate in a resturant.
today's post was born as we munched on Sunday breakfast bacon and bob said, I wonder where the saying bringing home the bacon came from. I swallowed the last bite and came googling.
The origin of the expression "bringing home the bacon" is uncertain. here are three that I liked.
* It might come from the English custom, which originated in the 12th century, of giving a young couple bacon if they were still happy after a year of marriage.
* European peasants c. 1500's could only sometimes obtain or afford pork, which made them feel quite special. When visitors came over, they would hang up their bacon to show off. It was a sign of wealth that a man 'could bring home the bacon.' They would cut off a little to share with guests and would all sit around and ‘chew the fat.’
* Prize money ws given for catching the greased pig. the winner was said to have "brought home the bacon" or the winnings.
today the term means bringing home money that is earned by doing a difficult task or everyday employment.
I took this photo of our fruit bowl to prove we DO know how to eat healthy. YES, the bacon was sitting on the same counter as the tangerines, bananas and tomatos.