In case you missed it, it is really cold in the NW and we've had a blizzard (this is all NW relative). We got about 2.5 inches of snow, and schools were closed Tuesday and Wednesday. Yes, I know that is really nothing, but it happens so rarely here we just don't have the equipment to deal with it.
Anyway, this means getting together with the neighbors for some food and beverages . . . I decided to make a Bacon Explosion
that we could have for dinner. It turned out great, I've already been asked it make it again
I need a little practice making it look better (more uniform), but it was still delicious. It was interesting to bbq when the weather is this cold, it averaged about 18F for the 4 hours it took to smoke (and it's currently 13.5F) so I had to heat the grill more than usual to keep a good temp. I smoked it with mesquite, 2 lbs of bacon and 2 lbs of maple sausage with homemade bbq sauce and rub.