Thursday, August 14, 2014

141.8…Bacon and Olive Cream Cheese and Chive Finger Sandwiches

One of the appetizers that I served at Bunco Tuesday night were the Bacon and Olive Cream Cheese and Chive Finger Sandwiches. Be careful when you make these…you'll want to eat the entire plate.

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Bacon and Olive Cream Cheese and Chive Finger Sandwiches (Makes 32)

Recipe from Phillis Carey 

Ingredients:

1-8oz. package cream cheese, softened

8 slices bacon, finely diced and cooked until crisp

24 pimento-stuffed olives, chopped

4 Tbsp. fresh chives

1/4 tsp. freshly ground pepper

16 thin slices white bread (or half white and half wheat)

Directions:

In a medium bowl, combine the cream cheese, bacon, olives, chives and pepper. Spread one side of 8 slices of bread with the mixture; top with remaining bread slices. Trim off crusts and cut each sandwich into 4 small squares.

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Last night my husband was out and I was not in the mood too cook. I had leftovers of the Trader Joe's Turkey Bolognese and spaghetti so that was dinner. 

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Breakfast this morning was scrambled egg beaters with salsa, tomatoes, green onions and cheddar cheese.

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After I took the kids to camp, I went to Great News for a cooking class. The class was taught by Phillis Carey and was entitled: Corny Cooking. Everything had corn in it, if not obvious by the title. :)

The first recipe was Mexican-Style Grilled Corn on the Cob with Chili Spices and Cotija Cheese:

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Talk about taking corn to a whole new level! Fabulous!

Next was Cajun Rubbed Top Sirloin with "Maque Choux" Creamy Corn and Bacon:

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Also excellent! The creamy corn was divine on the steak.

The third recipe was Grilled Shrimp and Polenta Cakes with Grilled Corn and Green Chili Salsa:

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The salsa was outstanding. All the flavors were fabulous together!

Dessert was Lemon Cornmeal Cake with Lemon Glaze and Fresh Blueberry Sauce:

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So good. Perfect summer dessert!!! I love having all these new recipes to try at home!

What's your favorite way to enjoy corn?

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