Hello there and thanks for joining us.
Have you lost some weight?
You look great!
Well I am here to kick off our virtual progressive dinner for Food Revolution Day. Okay, okay technically it is not until tomorrow, May 19th, but who doesn’t love a little pre-party…
First, let me tell you I have slaved over tonight’s appetizers. I searched through numerous cookbooks and online trying to find the perfect one. Do I pick something sweet? What about something savory? How much time will I have to prepare for everyone since everyone is just dropping by when they can? I finally came to the conclusion that nothing beats bacon wrapped/blue cheese dates. I was first introduced to them by a board member for Time at the Table, Nina, who came to a dinner party and grabbed something on the way to the event. In a flurry she whipped these delectables in a few minutes and in the oven they were. Needless to say my hours in the kitchen didn’t stand a chance to the “mmmmm” and “wow’s” that these little guys seemed to produce. I think you are going to be very pleased.
You will need:
a package of bacon (make sure it’s a good bacon and not the cheap stuff!)
a wedge of blue cheese
- Preheat the oven to 350
- Simple cut the bacon strips in half
- Slice open the dates (you can simply take out the pits if they have it) and place a piece of blue cheese inside the date
- Close the date and wrap a piece of bacon and set into the pan (end piece down so they don’t unravel)
- Bake for about 20 minutes or until the bacon is fully cooked
- Serve warm
Is that not simple or what?
Now, before you fill up on appetizers, stop by
And….leave a comment to let us know how you are celebrating Food Revolution Day or simply say hello and one lucky person will win this box of Family Dinner questions when I choose the name tomorrow (Saturday May 19th).