Last Saturday we had some people over whose company we really enjoy, to visit with us and our dogs, enjoy some delicious food, exterminate some balloons with extreme prejudice (and some paper targets) and just enjoy each others company. We decided to try our hand at making some Bacon Explosions for the occasion. We used some thick sliced hickory bacon and made the bacon weave as described by the recipe. We made two of them with some store bought mild Italian sausage and two of them with one of our homemade sausage recipes.
They took about twice as long to get done as what we expected from the recipe, which in retrospect is pretty standard with our smoker, so everybody was good and hungry once they came off the smoker. We served them with baked beans, homemade biscuits, cole slaw and plenty of homemade barbecue sauce and sweet tea. They were very tasty. For desert, my wife had made us a funfetti cake that was also delicious. Everybody seemed to enjoy themselves and the dogs certainly had a full day, they were wiped out that evening, as were we.