Mike Demonstrates How to Make His Bacon Bloody Mikey
It's a family tradition in the Kasper house started about 6 or 7 years ago...the Thanksgiving drunken Breakfast buffet. One part of that tradition is the Bacon Bloody Mikey...it's like a bloody Mary only way better...and here's a demonstration on how to put it together.
Our family is made up of blended families, and now as the kids get older...in laws are added into that, so it's always really difficult to get everyone together at one house for Thanksgiving dinner, so about 6 or 7 years ago we started a new family tradition that would allow for all the family to meet at our house for breakfast before they went on their way for the rest of their Thanksgiving at different houses.
In addition to serving breakfast...(This year, it was sausage, quiche' and monkey bread) I also serve mimosas and my own special version of a bacon bloody Mary, that I call the Bloody Mikey
The night before you start with bacon, baked in the oven with brown sugar generously sprinkled over the top. As the bacon cooks the brown sugar bakes into the bacon and candies it. Afterwards place all your bacon in the refrigerator or freezer over night. That will make it stiff to place into your bloody Mary the next day.
The other thing to buy is Bacon Vodka, trust me the only time that Bacon vodka tastes good is in this drink...you can also buy bacon Bloody Mary mix too, but that is not required, I just love bacon that much.
You will also need a salad bar to put into your Bloody Mikey...I like celery sticks, pickled asparagus, picked beans, baby banquet pickles, and blue cheese stuffed olives...you can ad what ever veggies you want to your Bloody Mikey, dependent on what you like....but this is usually my only serving of vegetables I get on Thanksgiving so I go nuts.
There you go, my secret Bloody Mikey recipe, hope you enjoy...If you decide to try it, I'd love to hear from you about how you liked it.
The Bloody Mikey, putting the ho-ho-ho into your holidays...