The World's Most Perfect Food

by Ben Carter

My beta-testing reveals that almond-stuffed, bacon-wrapped prunes are, in fact, the world's most perfect food. Sweet, salty, delicious hot or cold. They are a stand-alone breakfast, a perfect snack, a side-dish at lunch or dinner, and a dessert.

What now, bananas?

Cut the bacon strips into thirds, cut the prunes in half. Toast the almonds in a skillet over medium heat stirring often for ten minutes. Embed the almonds in the prunes, wrap the bacon around the prunes (toothpicks not necessary) and shove in an oven preheated to 450 degrees. I use aluminum foil-lined casserole dishes. Watch the bottoms: they cook faster than the tops.