PORK-tober

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PORK-tober

If you weren’t aware next month isn’t October… it is PORKtober!

Craig and I are both of German descent and have celebrated October Fest in the past. But since we don’t drink anymore we thought we would celebrate it as Pork-tober Fest instead!

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We live next to a small town of River Falls and they hold a Bacon Bash every September and it has become a huge hit! It starts next Thursday and runs through Sunday afternoon.

There are cooking demonstrations, kid’s cooking competitions sponsored by Le Cordon Bleu, live music all day, pig-themed costume contest and even a Pig Paddle River Battle for kayakers on the river.

Hopefully they will contact me about next years Bacon Bash and I can enter a contest where I serve my “healthified” maple-bacon ice cream.

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I haven’t been there in the past but we will for sure be there this year! Watch for my family walking around with bacon. Maybe next year I will have the boys enter the kid’s cook off. I just want to see how that works first so I can plan on what they can make. Any suggestions?

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If you love bacon as much as my husband does, click HERE for some cute bacon apparel! 

PORK-tober MEALS

If you want to join in and celebrate PORK-tober with us here are some of my top choices for PORK-tober meals:

1. Biscuits and Gravy! “Mind your own Biscuits and Life will be Gravy!” 

Seriously! I serve this at brunches and it is the first thing to go! And who doesn’t love “breakfast for dinner?”

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2. Pork and Cabbage Rolls

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3.  Easy Roasted Pork Shoulder by I Breathe I’m Hungry

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4. Smoked Ribs (with Tutorial Video). 

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5. Pulled Pork with BBQ Sauce by Keto Diet App

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6. French Pate from Nourished Caveman

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7. Caramelized Onion and Bacon Smothered Pork Chops by All Day I Dream About Food

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8. Mustard Crusted Pork Loin by Fluff Chix Cook

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9. Shredded Pork Tacos by Peace Love and Low Carb 

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 10. Potsticker Meatball Asian Soup

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11. Pan Seared Pork Chops with Roasted Poblano Sauce

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12. Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms by Peace Love and Low Carb

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13. Bacon Wrapped Little Smokies by Holistically Engineered 

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6 Comments

  • Pork tober is relatively new terminology to me, haha! I can’t wait to get my slow cooker out.

  • Sue says:

    Your family will have fun at Bacon Bash; it makes me smile just thinking about it and I walked around in awe last year at all the bacon goodness!! Question I have been wanting to ask – do you use the fat that remains after cooking ground beef, like your BBQ meatloaf, or do you discard it? If you use it, what for? Sort of like using bacon grease? ! Thank you.

  • Cheryl says:

    Hi Maria I am just wondering where I would find your maple bacon ice cream recipe? Sounds delicious!

  • Jolena Foster says:

    I’ve never heard of Pork tober but it sure sounds like a lot of fun: and yes how I love my bacon. 🙂 Yes, I am going to have to try some of those recipes.I was at the Sam’s club store yesterday and they had some pork roasts out there but I didn’t have any recipes for them so I didn’t get any: plus I ran out of money buying bacon, pork chops and other things. 😀