I suppose, in retrospect, this kind of thing should be obvious.

I mean, when you buy a pound of meat, of course you don’t actually get a pound of meat. Everybody knows this. And I’m no great cook, but I too know this. But I didn’t know how bad it was when you cook bacon.

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Look at all that liquid.

When you buy ground meat, they tell you on the package what percentage of meat to fat you’re getting. But they don’t do that with bacon. As we were making food for my sister-in-law’s “I do” barbecue, we noticed that there was a lot of liquid.

So after cooking a pound of bacon, we weighed the meat and the fat. Out of a pound of bacon, there was over six ounces of liquid; there weren’t even five ounces of meat. Sad!