Valentine’s Day has come and gone. And while everyone focuses on their significant others (boyfriends, girlfriends, husbands, wives), Valentine’s Day is extra special in our family because it’s Tayta’s Birthday.
I’m happy to announce that Tayta, yes … halfway through her 90s, still loves celebrating her birthday. The flowers, the roses, the chocolates, the presents, the cakes, they’re all for her, and she expects it and that’s what makes Valentine’s Day so special. She’s pretty much the glue that holds all her kids and grandkids and grand-grand kids together.
So this year, we celebrated at her home. The local cousins made their rounds throughout the day, showering her with gifts. As for the other—I lost count how many –cousins, they called in from all over the world – literally from California to Australia [think, globe going east].
Adapted From here
- Turkey Bacon
- Aluminum Foil
- Rimmed Baking Tray
- Preheat oven to 400 F
- Line the rimmed baking tray with aluminum foil
- Cut each slice of bacon horizontally, to make two long, thinner slices
- Then cut each vertically
- Assemble the bacon into heart shapes
- Bake for 10-15 minutes, until cooked through, but not burned
- Scoop up with a spatula
- Serve warm