April 17, 2011

Bacon Bacon

Foodie party!  Radhika and Ashok our gracious hosts always have the best foodie parties!  There is always a ton of food and alcohol to go around.  I'm talking about good food and good alcohol.  The best of the best!  Candis and Leana came in town to join us.  They are the best girls.  All three of them are.  We came together last year thanks to Radhika and it feels like we have always known each other.  It was just comfortable.  Have you met anyone like that?  It is so rare to meet people who you feel that way around.  When you do find them, hold on tight to them!

So, I was in charge of the appetizers and dessert.  It was cold and blustery here in Missouri yesterday and the last thing I wanted to do was go out to the store.  What could I do?  Here are some ingredients that I had on hand.

Odd combination if I do say so myself.  I know that's what your thinking too!  Bear with me though.  Uh oh, I feel a ramble coming on and I just can't help myself.  Did you know that “Bear with me,” the standard expression, is a request for forbearance or patience.  “Bare with me” would be an invitation to undress. “Bare” has an adjectival form: “The pioneers stripped the forest bare."  Keep this in mind!  That would be a very embarrassing grammatical error!

Allrecipes to the rescue!  I love that you can type in your ingredients and it pulls up recipes.  Here's what I came up with:  Bacon Roll Ups II.  With a couple of changes I made them mine!

Bacon Roll Ups
Yield: about 20

  • 1 (1 pound) loaf bread (crusts removed) I like to use nutty bread
  • 1 (8 ounce) package 1/3 less fat cream cheese, softened
  • 1 pound sliced bacon, cut in thirds (you will have some left-over.)
  • Garlic Garlic from Tastefully Simple or garlic powder
  • Brown sugar

1.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
2.  Cut each slice of bread in half horizontally. Spread with cream cheese. Sprinkle with Garlic Garlic (or garlic powder) 

3.  Tightly roll each piece of bread with half a piece of bacon. The bacon should be on the outside of the bread. Secure with toothpicks. 

4.  Arrange roll ups in a single layer on a medium baking dish. Sprinkle with brown sugar.  Bake in the preheated oven 30 minutes, or until bacon is no longer pink and bread is lightly browned. Serve warm.

Adapted from: Allrecipes.com

~ Enjoy!


  1. This looks really tasty and easy. I'll have to try it out sometime soon.

  2. Thanks! It was totally easy but a little messy. You can never go wrong with anything that has bacon in it though!

  3. Wow just three main ingredients and yummy appetizer is done. Great magic! ;-)

  4. I got to try this.

    I like your shout, really nice.

  5. It was like magic! Who had any idea you could pull something so yummy out of three ingredients!

    Thanks :)

  6. mmmmm bacon... bacon. I'll dream about these :)

  7. Lol! Thanks Franklin :)

  8. My favorite flavors. I used to sprinkle thick bacon with brown sugar and bake until caramelized. Heaven! Messy, tho, as you say. I will try this.

  9. So yummy....and fast Bonus!

  10. Thanks Diana and Lauren! Diana, that sounds heavenly and oh so sinful :)

  11. My favorite flavors all together. I used to sprinkle bacon with brown sugar and bake it until it caramelized

  12. We do similar bacon roll-ups in my family, but we use Little Smokies instead of the bread & cream cheese combination. So unhealthy, but sooo yummy! I'll have to give these a try one of these days!

  13. Thanks Kelly! They were super easy too. Very similar to the bacon wrapped wieners smothered in brown sugar. Oh, it's close to the holidays! I'm thinking appetizers, yum!

  14. Ummmm you had me at BACON...sigh...these look amazing!

  15. I think I'm in love with you. Just saying. You should definitely come visit sometime, and...uh... bring the bacon. :p


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