that sounds disgusting, but ya do whatcha gots'ta do
if the bacon aint over 6/mos frozen then i wouldn't worry about it. it's when you keep something frozen for a year that they become questionable .. or so my butcher told me awhile back.
Unc, you don't have a cash-stash anywheres in the house? not even a coin jar in the garage for beer? howza'bout under the chair/couch cushions? think man, THINK!