Friday, December 25, 2009

Bacon Rollups ****

(luckymommyto2boys ~ Amy)

8 oz container cream cheese with chives (softened)
1 1/4 tbsp milk
20 slices multi-grain bread (crusts removed & cut in half)
20 slices bacon (cut in half)

Remove crusts from bread and cut each slice in half, from top to bottom. Cut bacon slices in half width-wise.
Combine cream cheese and milk, stirring until evenly mixed.
Spread 1 teaspoon of cheese mixture on each halved bread slice. Roll tightly from the smallest end. Wrap with bacon and secure with toothpick.
Place on broiler pan. Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 30 minutes. Turn if necessary.
(Note: These may be assembled ahead of time and frozen before cooking. To serve, remove frozen rollups from freezer and allow to thaw in the refrigerator over night. Then bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 30 to 40 minutes.)

Cranberry Brie Bites ***

(luckymommyto2boys ~ Amy ~ Recipezaar)

2 sheets puff pastry
1 1/2 cups cranberry sauce
1 (10 ounce) triangle brie cheese

Cut each sheet of puff pastry into 12 squares and place inside mini muffins cups. (You may want to lightly spray to ensure they won't stick). Try not to leave any part of the muffin cup uncovered by dough or the cheese and cranberry will stick.
Place a 1-inch square of cheese inside each cup.
Then add about 1 T cranberry sauce on top of the cheese.
Bake in a preheated 375°F oven till edges are a light brown, 10-15 minutes.
Cool a few minutes (but not completely) before removing from muffin tins.