Sunday, December 4, 2016

Cheesy Bacon Twizzlers

I hope you had a great Thanksgiving! This was our 5th year to host Jeffrey's parents for Thanksgiving. It has become a really fun tradition and was even better this year with our little Diane. I think Mommasita and I have finally mastered the thanksgiving dinner. It was our best dinner yet. Jeffrey's Granny came this year too, so she helped perfect the dressing and pecan pie. Here are some photos from our fun few days.

Our yummy Turkey!

 The chefs!
 They are such proud grandparents!
 We went to the Grove to see Santa! 

 We are in for it with this one, how can you deny her anything with this adorable face!
She loves all the Christmas decorations.

Now that Christmas is near, my mom and I are startign to plan our meals for Christmas week. These will be on the menu for one of our mornings in Santa Fe. I got this recipe from Trisha Yearwood's show. I just love her!

Cheesy Bacon Twizzlers

1/4 cup maple syrup
1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1/2 orange, juiced ( I used apple juice that day, either works)
1 pound Bacon
1/2 cup finely shredded cheddar

Preheat oven to 375.
Heat in a small saucepan the syrup, juice, red pepper and 1/4 cup of water. Once it boils, remove from heat.

Line bacon on a wire rack
Brush bacon with syrup mixture.
Sprinkle with cheese.
Now for the tricky part..Using a Skewer, Pierce one end of the bacon, then twist and pierce the opposite end with another skewer. You can fit 3-4 pieces of bacon on each skewer. 

I placed a fork at the end of the skewers to keep the anchored in the oven. Once they start cooking they tend to want to unravel.
Bake for about 30 mins or until browned up. Remove from oven and allow to cool for a few mins before you serve.