I’m alive…

Hi all! I am alive. I am breathing. But boy, was it ever close. The Thanksgiving festivities coupled with multiple houseguests for 10 straight days took their toll. The last guests departed last Monday and it took me 3 good days to stop drooling and to speak again. Then there was clean up. Ten days of straight guests makes a serious mess! Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise!

And oh, did you know that it is Christmas time? Yeah, that came as a surprise to me too. Kinda snuck up on me this year. So, this past week was filled with panic-stricken shopping and some half-baked decorating. Here’s the question of the day: do you think anyone will notice if we don’t have a tree? Maybe we could share the neighbors? If we stand at the edge of our living room and crane our necks at just the right angle we can see it in their window…that’s good enough, right? It’s amazing what you can contemplate if pushed far enough!

But, enough about me. Let’s talk food! We are, like it or not, in the midst of the Holiday Season. That means dinner parties, visitors, houseguests, neighbors dropping by and all sorts of to-ing and fro-ing. In order to have fun and survive, I recommend having a few dishes in your back pocket that you can whip up at a moments notice: the easy, tried and true winners.

Bacon Bites, one of my favorite hors d’oeuvres, is just that- tried and true and so easy it is almost disturbing. It is also a heart attack waiting to happen- but so delish that anyone who eats it will die happy. So, its’ got that going for it! These can be assembled early in the day and may be baked up to 1- 1.5 hours in advance. They are fabulous a room temperature, and even better slightly warm (I use my toaster oven). There is nothing to this recipe….just make ‘em, bake ‘em, and enjoy ‘em. With a few more recipes as easy as this, I might have time to get a tree after all!

Bacon Bites

Keebler Club Crackers
1 lb of bacon

Preheat oven to 300. Cut the bacon slices in half. Take a Club Cracker and wrap ½ slice of bacon around it. Place on baking sheet and repeat until you have made the desired amount. Bake in oven for 1 hour. Allow to cool a bit before serving.

One Comment

  1. Joanne Leopold
    Posted December 9, 2010 at 9:16 am | Permalink | Reply

    hey — i noticed that you managed to install the most beautiful outdoor wreaths in bronville (or anywhere, as always) regardless of your post-thanksgiving exhaustion and drooling!!!

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