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Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Naughty or Nice? Christmas Bacon Yummies


A Christmas Recipe from Susanne Dietze

Ok, they're not really called Yummies. But they should be. They are true bacon delight for the people in my house who like bacon. A lot.

We eat an odd meal Christmas Eve, a spread of appetizers that are ready and waiting for us when when friends stop in and before/after church services. Things like shrimp cocktail, vegetables, cheese and crackers, tea sandwiches, turkey meatballs. And, generally, the Yummies.

They are sooooo good.

They are also loaded with fat, salt, and whatever it is they put into those tube cans of crescent rolls. But it's Christmas! If you feel like splurging on a naughty/nice savory appetizer, consider giving this one a try.

Bacon Crescent Appetizers aka Yummies

1 8 oz package cream cheese, softened
8 slices bacon, cooked crisp and crumbled
1/3 c. parmesan cheese, grated
1/3 c. chopped onion
1 T milk
2 8-oz cans crescent rolls

  • Preheat oven to 375 F.
  • In a mixing bowl, beat cream cheese, bacon, parmesan cheese, onion, and milk at medium speed with an electric mixer until blended.
  • Open up those crescent roll cans. On a cookie sheet, separate crescent dough into eight rectangles. Spread each rectangle with 2 rounded T cream cheese mixture.
  • Cut each rectangle in half diagonally; then repeat with opposite corners. Cut in half crosswise to make six triangles from each rectangle. (If geometry isn't your strong suit, don't sweat it. These turn out great no matter what.)
  • Starting with point of each little triangle, roll the crescent into a mini crescent roll. This doesn't take much in the way of rolling, because they're small. Bacony cheesy goodness will be showing--it's ok!
  • If you want, you can sprinkle poppy seeds or parsley on them.
  • Bake 12-15 minutes until golden brown.
  • Serve hot.

Merry Christmas from our house to yours!

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Historical Romance writer Susanne Dietze enjoys a bit of bacon now and then, and even candies it on Christmas morning. She still vividly remembers her affection for Grandma's white tree and the wrapping paper in the above photo, where Pink Santa Clauses frolicked over the green. You can find out more about Susie and her historical romances on her website.

14 comments:

  1. Aha! another treat that is so.. um...good it can only be eaten on special occasions. Cream Cheese and Bacon?
    wow.

    I think I can smell them right now! thanks Susie. I love your photo! I really need to get a new scanner.
    love that your knee socks stayed up, too. :)

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    1. Cream cheese and bacon is an unbeatable combo. We'll leave it at that.

      It is rather amazing that those socks stayed up. I remember being frustrated with my socks all the time as a kid. Those must have been brand new socks. :)

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  2. I can already tell this will be a winner at my house. Boys + bacon = joy.

    As to the socks, I have to confess that I haven't worn knee socks in years (even with boots) because I feel like they are strangling my legs at the knees. This, I'm sure, is a PTSD thing from all those years of wearing them as a kid.

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    1. My men love bacon, too. My girl, not so much. I tried soy bacon for a while and it just isn't the same. Well, duh, of course it isn't, but you know what I mean.

      Your poor PTSD legs! I love socks, but once they lose their elastic I have no patience for them. I have a pair of those super fuzzy socks that had shea in them or something. Very soft. But no elastic. So I never wear them.

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    2. I like turkey bacon, but, like soy, it's not quite right. And no matter what I hide it in, they always know it's not the real thing.

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    3. Real bacon is crisper. And there's something about the fat...I know it's gross to think about. But it tastes good.

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    4. I have a couple pair of knee socks now because I went on a mission to find them. I grew up in the age of knee socks. wore them with short shorts I suppose. seriously, didn't you ever put rubber bands in your knee socks to keep them up? oh my the things we did.

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    5. I did do that, Deb! I didn't know other people did that, too!

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  3. Can't wait to enjoy them - they're even better than they sound!

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  4. Oh. My. Goodness. Those sound delicious.

    And isn't your picture PRECIOUS! So cute!

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  5. Thanks, DeAnna. That was back when my hair was blond for real!

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  6. Oh, I am so going to make Yummies for my boys. Guppy (4 yrs) loves bacon. I'm thinking both of my men will eat the Yummies up quite quickly. The recipe looks simple enough that Guppy might get to "help" put them together.
    thanks for sharing. both the recipe and the picture - very cute.

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    1. Let me know how your guys like them, Deb! I hope you enjoy them. Little nibbles of Christmas love.

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