Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Snow Day and Superbowl Party Food

Yes, you read correctly!  The Mississippi Gulf Coast is preparing for sleet, another couple of days of icy roads, and SNOW!!  I do know a thing or two about snow.  I spend some of my childhood in Rockland, Maine.  However, the MS Gulf Coast does not see snow too often.  Schools are closed for two days due to the icy road conditions.  Our Emergency Management System is prepared for hurricanes (and they do a fabulous job protecting the citizens of the MS Gulf Coast), but icy roads along with our and many bridges spanning bayous and waterways cause dangerous driving conditions.  As I am writing this, I am looking out the window into our woods.  The rain is gently falling and by this afternoon, it may be snow.  Woo Hoo! What a terrific time to do a little blog writing!

WARNING:  I am going to confess to a blog crime.  Or at least by some bloggers, it is considered a crime.  I am going to cut and copy from a previous blog post I wrote on a favorite appetizer.    I am sure that a jury of my peers will be gathering to decide my punishment.  But wait, who came up with these rules?  Does it really matter if you re-share a favorite post?  I have never understood that blogging rule.  I have two favorite appetizer recipes.  Why would I make up other favorite appetizers just because I already posted about these recipes?  Okay, I feel better after confessing my blog crime. It's almost Superbowl time, so let's get cooking!

This recipe is not for cholesterol watchers of the world, but is a treat a few times a year.  This will be a sure hit at your Superbowl Party, especially with the guys.  These are my Bacon Cheddar Pinwheels.  Don't they look yummy?  I wish we had smell-a-blog!

Here is the Starting Line-Up...I know the ingredient list is unusual, but trust me!
20 slices of White Bread (crusts trimmed)
1 can Condensed Milk
1/4 cup of Prepared Mustard
1 teaspoon of Worcestershire Sauce
1.5 pounds of thin or regular Bacon (Do not use the thick variety)
8 ounces of Sharp Cheddar Cheese, grated (Regular or 2%)

I found that the giant loaf of Bunny bread is the best  for making this recipe.  You want a bread that is square and uniform in shape.  Trim the crusts from the bread and roll each piece flat with a rolling pin. An electric knife works well too.
 Nice and flat.
Combine condensed milk, mustard and Worcestershire in a small bowl.  Isn't it a shame that you can never get all of the creamy goodness out of a can of condensed milk?  I give you permission to take another spoon and savor the remains yourself!  I am nice like that! I have a friend that will eat an entire can of condensed milk whenever she feels like it.  No excuses either! She's brave.
 Cut the bacon in half.  Lay three halves touching on a flat surface.
 Place a slice of bread on top.  Spread one rounded tablespoon of condensed milk mixture on the bread. Sprinkle one tablespoon of grated cheese on top. Feel free not to measure the cheese.  I never do.
 Roll up...   

 Secure with three toothpicks, one thru each bacon slice.
At this point you may either refrigerate until you are ready to bake them or bake immediately.  Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.  With a very sharp knife, make pinwheels by cutting between the bacon slices.
Bake 30 minutes, preferably on a broiler pan with a rack.  If you use a broiler pan, I would suggest lining the pan for easier clean-up and spraying the cooking surface with Pam. Normally, I place parchment paper on cookie sheets and bake that way.  If your bacon is very fatty, I would suggest the broiler pan.
After 30 minutes, you will end up with a delicious pan of Bacon Cheddar Pinwheels.  Your children and spouse will be hovering around as they smell the delicious aromas wafting from your kitchen.  Immediately remove the Bacon Cheddar Pinwheels from the broiler tray, remove the toothpick, and place on a platter.
 Pick one up and take a bite...close your eyes and savor the goodness!
 Tips for Bacon Cheddar Pinwheels (Not in my previous post):
1.  Not all bacon is the same size.  I have made them with 2 strips of bacon per 1 piece of bread.
2.  It does make a large pinwheel.  After baking, I have also cut each one again.  If you do this, lay the flat
     end down of the serving platter, with the end pictured above sticking up.  It makes the perfect bite.
3.  These can be refrigerated and reheated either in the micorwave or oven.
4.  Yes, I have eaten them for breakfast...also for a midnight snack!

Stop by tomorrow for another great Superbowl recipe.  By the way, I did alter some of my wording, so I hope that my offense is a minor one!  Still waiting on snow, but ready for some hot cocoa!

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21 comments:

  1. These look so yummy, but the sweetened condensed milk throws me. I'd have to eat one of these first. Besides, I'm not going to make a whole batch just for myself, that would not do at all.

    Enjoy your snow if you get it. This far south, we've only had snow once, and it was early morning and my husband and I missed it as it was gone when we woke up.

    Thank you for visiting my blog and your kind comments.

    I love the name of your blog, and look forward to reading more.

    Have a GREAT week ~ FlowerLady

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    1. When I share this recipe, everyone is thrown off my the condensed milk. Just trust me...they are fabulous! We are having a "slizzrd" now. Heavy sleet. It does look beautiful, but I am hoping for the soft, floaty stuff! Thanks for the visit and following along. Stop by tomorrow for another great appetizer!
      Blessings from Still Woods

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  2. When I share this recipe, everyone is thrown off my the condensed milk. Just trust me...they are fabulous! We are having a "slizzrd" now. Heavy sleet. It does look beautiful, but I am hoping for the soft, floaty stuff! Thanks for the visit and following along. Stop by tomorrow for another great appetizer!
    Blessings from Still Woods

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  3. Hey there! I just saw your comment over at McCall Manor and thought I'd drop by to see what you're cooking up over here! I might just try these out for our church super bowl party! Thanks for sharing!!!
    Holly
    mccallmanor.com

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    1. Hi Holly! I was first introduced to these at our church Valentine's Day party. Our pastor's wife had made them and they were a big hit. Let me know what your friends think! Thanks for stopping by. I am sharing another recipe tomorrow.
      Blessings from Still Woods Farmhouse

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  4. This looks like a delicious appetizer! At first I was thrown off by the condensed milk, but then realized that together with the mustard and Worcestershire sauce, it became a "glaze". to go with the bacon. It would be excellent to make for a gathering, otherwise my husband and I would eat them all--yikes!

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    1. Most people are surprised by the condensed milk combination, but it is what makes this recipe. I only make these when there is a crowd...for obvious reasons. My husband and I could eat them all too! Thank you so much for visiting. Come back soon!
      Blessings from Still Woods Farmhouse

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  5. That looks like a great treat for Super Bowl viewing!

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    1. I hope you try them. The ingredient list is a bit unusual, but they are fantastic! Thanks for dropping by and come back soon!

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  6. These look incredible!! I have to try them and yes, we get Bunny bread here. If you like to cook, stop by!

    XO,
    Jane

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    1. Hi Jane,
      I like the Bunny bread best for this recipe due to the size of the slices. They are incredible, so hope you try them!
      Blessings from Still Woods Farmhouse

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  7. Yum! I love anything with bacon:)

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    1. Bacon is a food group, isn't it?!! Let me know if you give these a try. I am asked to bring them to almost any get together. Thanks for visiting and come back soon!
      Blessings from Still Woods Farmhouse

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  8. Oh my-
    these look delicious.
    Just in time too- I am working on my super bowl watching grocery list.

    Enjoyed visiting , and I am a new follower.

    Laura
    White Spray Paint

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    1. Hi Laura,
      Thanks for your visit and following along! If you decide to try these, let me know how they are received. Most people will ask what is that slightly sweet taste in the pinwheel and will be surprised when you tell them. As I told another visitor, I am asked to bring them to almost any get together. I will be making them this Sunday!
      Blessings from Still Woods Farmhouse

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  9. I hope you are planning some bacon cheddar pinwheels for this Sunday! You know how our entire family loves them They are always a huge success and I am already getting hungry for them. I am happy that all the children on the MS Gulf Coast had a chance to experience the wintry mix of snow and sleet the past few days. I actually sometimes miss our Maine winters with all the beautiful snowfall. Mom

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    1. Thank you Mom! Yes, I will be making a batch of the pinwheels. Of course the boys will be upset that they were not here to enjoy them! The snow has been an unexpected pleasure and apart from the travel conditions, has added so much beauty to this otherwise dull part of the year.
      Love, Your girl

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    2. I have a new blog address....please come visit so i know it's working.

      http://simplybalisha.blogspot.com/

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  10. Please use old address...
    http://balisha-neverenoughtime.blogspot.com/

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  11. Hi! I love the name of your blog! I noticed it in the comments on Susie's blog and had to come and visit. I'm going to follow you as I see we have a lot of the same interests. Please feel free to visit me when you have time. Blessings! :o)

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