It's Friday again! Another yummy treat. As most of you know, I got married in Las Vegas. It was a small destination wedding. We had a party when we got back home for all the family and friends who didn't attend the actual wedding. For this party my hubby and I wanted something a bit different. We had both been to weddings before where they had a raw bar or an oyster bar. I don't like those things so I decided we should have a bacon bar instead. My hubby LOVES Bacon! He even owns a "Bacon is a vegetable" T-shirt!
So, here are two recipes from the bacon bar. Both are delicious!
24 large pitted dates
12 slices thin bacon, halved crosswise
2 ounces goat cheese
½ cup finely shredded sharp cheese
1. Preheat oven to 475 degrees
2. Open the top of the date (tearing them open as little as possible, set dates aside.
3. Mix the shredded cheese with goat cheese and put mixture into a pastry bag with a round tip (large tip)
4. Stuff dates with goat cheese mixture and wrap dates with bacon
5. Place dates on a baking sheet, seam side down (you can also use toothpicks) at least ½ inch apart
6. Bake until bacon is golden and crisp, 8-15 minutes. Drain on paper towels and set aside to cool briefly before serving.
7. Remove toothpicks.
OK, just to let you all know. I don't like dates, but I love these! Give them a try!
Bacon Cheddar Chive Muffins
• 6 slices bacon
• 2 cups all-purpose flour
• 1 1/2 tablespoons white sugar
• 2 teaspoons baking powder
• 1/4 teaspoon salt
• 1 1/2 teaspoons garlic powder
• 4 teaspoons dried chives
• 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
• 1 cup shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
• 1 egg, beaten
• 1/2 cup milk
• 1/2 cup vegetable oil
• 1/2 cup condensed cream of mushroom soup
1. Place bacon in a large, deep skillet. Cook over medium high heat until evenly brown. Drain, crumble and set aside. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C) and lightly grease 12 muffin cups or use paper liners.
2. In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, garlic powder, chives, Parmesan cheese, cheddar cheese and crumbled bacon.
3. In a separate bowl, combine egg, milk, cream of mushroom soup and vegetable oil. Stir this mixture into the flour mixture just until moistened. Spoon batter into the prepared muffin pans.
4. Bake in preheated oven for 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into a muffin comes out clean.
These are so yummy and super easy! Don't forget to eat your vegetables!
Thanks for another great Blogiversary week! See you all on Monday!