There is a particular place in southern Minnesota where the wind wafts a smoky hint of something delicious. Location? Just off of Highway 14 at Schmidt's Meat Market in Nicollet. Every time we journey to MN, we hone in on that aroma, capture it, and bring it back in a cooler full of bacon and sausage and breakfast smokies. I reverently encourage you to make the pilgrimage to Schmidt's and discover for yourself this gem of a meat market.
The beauty of bringing a little taste of Schmidt's back home to Tennessee is that we can enjoy it any time we like. Last night seemed like a perfect occasion to inhale the goodness of a bit of bacon. The aroma of those cinnamon rolls baking (see yesterday's post) and Schmidt's bacon sizzling sent Son Three to the floor in a dead faint... (The thought of actually getting to eat those delicious flavors revived him!) We all took turns going outside and then coming back in, just to get a new appreciation for the amazing aroma.