Alabama Sushi with Caramelized Bacon1 pack of Lit’l Smokies® (preferably pork sausages, but beef also works)
1 package of Bryan® bacon
1 heaping cup of light brown sugar
Line a sheet pan with foil (this makes for easy clean up).Take the bacon strips out of package and slice twice through the pack, making each strip into three equal pieces. Wrap each sausage with a piece of bacon and secure with a toothpick. Place them on sheet pan and sprinkle each very generously with the brown sugar. Bake for approximately one hour or until the bacon is brown and caramelized in a preheated 375 degree oven. Remove from sheet pan with tongs and place in a serving dish. (It’s important that the brown sugar is caramelized. Just make sure it’s dark brown and the bacon is done.) Chris Tompkins, Nashville TN
Chris Tompkins is one of the most in demand songwriters in Nashville today, who truly touched our family. I hope you enjoy the story below that is very dear to me.
Chris Tompkins dreamed of becoming a professional songwriter; and as a student at Coffee High School in Alabama, he developed his vocals, honed in on his piano playing, and marched in the school band. Practice and hard work paid off, as Chris landed a gig as a full time demo sessions keyboard player and co-writing with some of the best in Muscle Shoals.
In 2004, Chris penned his first Top 20 hit single “Me And Emily”, followed with his smash hit “Before He Cheats,” recorded by American Idol winner Carrie Underwood. The song topped the country singles chart in 2007 and remained there for a total of five weeks and won Best Country Song at the 2007 People’s Choice Awards, ASCAP’s Song of the Year in 2007 and Country Song of the Year at the 2008 Grammy ceremony. It also has the distinction of being the first Country song to have over 2 million digital download sales. Armed with his first #1 hit, Chris was suddenly one of Nashville’s most sought-after songwriters.