by Sydney Bedell
When the holidays come around, everybody is too busy visiting with family and don’t have the time to cook a big fancy meal. I have come up with some solutions for you, don’t worry!
#1 Club Cracker Bacon Wraps
Everyone loves crispy bacon, check out this one!
1 sleeve of club-style club crackers
3/4 cup grated Parmesan
1 pound thinly sliced bacon
Prep: Preheat oven at 250 degrees. Lay crackers on a baking sheet, or broiler pan. Scoop about 1 teaspoon of grated Parmesan onto each cracker. Cut the strips of bacon in half. Next, carefully wrap the crackers in bacon. Place the crackers in the oven and cook for 2 hours. Serve while warm!
#2 Swiss and Bacon Dip
8 slices center cut bacon, chopped
8 ounces softened cream cheese
1/2 cup mayonnaise
2 rounded teaspoons prepared Dijon style mustard
1 1/2 cups shredded swiss cheese
3 scallions, chopped
1.2 smoked almonds, coarsely chopped
Prep: Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Brown bacon in a skillet over medium high heat, once cooked, drain bacon pieces on a paper towel. In a mixing bowl, combine cream cheese, mayonnaise, Dijon, Swiss and scallions, add cooked bacon. Transfer ingredients to a small casserole or baking dish and bake until golden and bubbly at edges, 15 to 18 minutes.
#3 Bacon Wrapped Brussels Sprouts
1 package thawed brussels sprouts
1 package of bacon
salt and pepper
Prep: Preheat oven to 375 degrees, Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil. Roll each brussels sprout in a half slice of bacon, stick a toothpick in each bacon rolled brussels sprout. Place in the oven and bake for 30-35 mins or until bacon reaches desired crispiness.
#4 Bacon Wrapped Smokies
1 pound sliced bacon, cut into thirds
1 (14 ounce) package beef cocktail wiener
3/4 cup brown sugar, or to taste
Prep: Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Use the cold bacon strips around the cocktail wieners. Once bacon is wrapped around the wiener stick a toothpick through. Place the cocktail wieners into a large baking sheet. Sprinkle brown sugar generously over all. When the bacon is cooked to your crispiness they are done!
#5 Bacon and Chive Deviled Eggs
6 hard-cooked eggs
1/3 cup KRAFT Real Mayo Mayonnaise
3 Tbsp. chopped fresh chives, divided
1 tsp. GREY POUPON Dijon Mustard
1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper
3 slices OSCAR MAYER bacon, cooked, crumbled
Prep: Cut eggs lengthwise in half. Remove all yolks, place in a small bowl and mash with a fork. Add mayo, chives (half), mustard, and pepper.
Spoon yolk mixture into egg whites, sprinkle with bacon and remaining chives.