Every now and again, I think it’s important to put the “love” back into Bacon Love Fridays. While these posts are ostensibly to celebrate our affection for all things bacon, sometimes it’s also important to give a nod to the romantic love in our lives too. It just so happens that my second anniversary is coming up in a few weeks, and my sweetie and I have been making some plans to celebrate. We’re not looking to do anything too extravagant, no foreign trips or extremely expensive meals, just some low-key celebrations to commemorate the fact that 24-months in we’re still googly-eyed over each other and barely think about killing each other in our sleep at all.

Because bacon is one of our great shared loves, and one of the things that draws us together, some of our plans revolve around this most delicious of foods. My partner maintains that one of the reasons he’s so crazy about me is for my cooking, and as you can image that means a lot of our meals contain bacon. Out mutual love for this food is a strong point in the relationship, and to celebrating us means celebrating bacon too.

So, without further ado, here’s how to celebrate a romantic anniversary with bacon.

A Romantic Bacon Dinner

It goes without saying that a romantic meal has to be a part of our party-for-two, and it has to include bacon. We’re thinking of checking out Barque Smokehouse, which features a full menu of absurdly delicious barbequed meats and a Caesar salad topped with their infamous candied bacon.

Bacon Dessert

No great meal is complete without a sweet treat at the end. I’m torn between getting some bacon ice cream at Ed’s Real Scoop or trying one of the scrumptious bacon donuts that occasionally show up at Paulette’s Original Chicken and Waffles.

A Present for Him

Shh, don’t tell him, but I’ve been evening this snazzy bacon wallet from Think Geek as an excellent present.

A Present for Her

Now I’m not one to dictate my own presents, and I am sure he has something in mind, but just in case, something like this adorable bacon necklace would be just perfect.