Bacon-Wrapped Mushrooms. If you’re a carnivore, you’re probably smiling. However, if you’re not smiling I want you to know that’s just fine with me. Maybe you don’t eat meat because you’re vegetarian. Maybe the thought of eating fungus makes you queasy. Or perhaps you don’t eat bacon because you’re Jewish. That’s fine with me. There’s no law that says you gotta like what I like.
Of course there are people in this world who believe you gotta like what they like. More importantly there are people in this world who believe you gotta hate what they hate.
When I woke up this morning I hadn’t planned to make a political case out of bacon-wrapped mushrooms. However, Mike Huckabee made me do it when I read a bizarre quote from him likening gay marriage to bacon-wrapped shrimp.
“This is not just a political issue. It is a biblical issue. And as a biblical issue — unless I get a new version of the scriptures, it’s really not my place to say, OK, I’m just going to evolve. It’s like asking someone who’s Jewish to start serving bacon-wrapped shrimp in their deli. We don’t want to do that — I mean, we’re not going to do that. Or like asking a Muslim to serve up something that is offensive to him, or to have dogs in his backyard.” – Mike Huckabee February 1, 2015
I’m tempted to laugh at his absurdity. Except I believe he believes he’s showing his “tolerance” through that statement. He’s wants you to know he’s open-minded enough to accept the fact that some Jewish people don’t want to eat bacon-wrapped shrimp (or bacon-wrapped mushrooms for that matter) because eating bacon might be against their religious principals. As far as that goes I agree with Mike Huckabee. Nobody should eat pork if it’s against any of their principals (religious or otherwise).
Fine. Except we all know Mike Huckabee doesn’t stop there. He believes that the things that offend his principals should be illegal.
I wonder if he’s really thought this through though. I don’t know if he likes bacon or not – but by his logic, Jews have a moral obligation to make sure big government prevents him from eating Bacon-Wrapped Mushrooms because Bacon-Wrapped Mushrooms may offend Jewish principals. Does Mike Huckabee really believe that? Does anyone?
Can’t we just eat and let eat? GREG
I have no professional affiliation with the brands or products mentioned in this recipe. No samples were provided. All opinions are my own.
Huckabee offends my principles, I think HE and his ilk should be illegal.
Eat and let eat. Love and let love. Love eating and eat together lovingly.
( know lots of Jews who love bacon-wrapped anything. I don’t know anyone who likes Huckabee.)
I don’t eat bacon, but I wouldn’t mind seeing MIke Huckabee wrapped in it and thrown on the griddle. On second thought, that’s not fair to the poor pig (the bacon, that is).
excellent post. yes, let’s just eat and let eat. well put. (and it’s looks divine!)
A beautiful spread of canapés is one with all manner of variety. It’s a tragedy that more people don’t see that. A tip of the hat to this post, Greg.
I love bacon wrapped anything! And this may be the way to get the hubby to actually eat and enjoy a mushroom 🙂 As for politicians, sheesh—do they even think before they speak???
Sometimes the things politicians say make me think their brains are missing. Can’t even believe it. I do believe bacon is good, and if someone doesn’t want their bacon-wrapped mushrooms, I’ll take them!
I raise my bacon covered mushroom to my lips in the hopes that everyone will feel free to live their life as they see fit. Life is to be lived. Who’s to say how other people should live.
One can only hope that the ignorance displayed by Huckabee etal will soon follow the path of the dodo bird. And they will if they start eating these wonderful delights.
You’re right. He didn’t make any sense. No one is forcing him into a gay marriage! The biggest problem society has right now is people NOT marrying. Too many fatherless kids with poor opportunities and weak male identity. Too many men siring multiple children to different women, no child support, resulting in hungry kids, poverty, crime, and not a good life. I support gay marriage. I support marriage in general. I’m a Christian, but some of us are having the wrong conversation. Okay, that’s my rant. xoxo and yes on the bacon!
Those wrapped mushrooms simply look divine!
Yeah, let’s just eat and shut the hell up — not you .. them! 🙂