The phrase “bringing home the bacon” has become synonymous for bringing home a paycheque and holding down a job, a modern twist on the original saying which was all about household harmony.
In the twelfth century, a church in the English town of Dunmow promised a side of bacon to any married man who could swear before the congregation and God that he had not quarreled with his wife for a year and a day. A husband who could bring home the bacon was held in high esteem by the community for his forebearance.
Source: Bacon History
Pretty much the same today fellas, a happy woman won’t complain about how much bacon you eat. So stop arguing with her, she’s probably right anyway. (Am I right Ladies?!)
Try the Bacon Weave; cook to halfway (350* in the oven on a rack like you see here) then sprinkle with brown sugar and pop it back into the oven to finish. What to serve it with? Hello… bacon goes with everything. (*rolls eyes*) Work with me.