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So Easy, but Such a Crowd-Pleaser

1 can whole water chestnuts 1/2 strip of bacon for each chestnut (you can use pre-cooked) Sauce: We like barbeque sauce, French dressing, or Russian dressing, but teriyaki, soy, Zesty Italian, etc. are also possible choices. Cook the bacon in a skillet or microwave but don't let it get crispy. When it cools, wrap it around a water chestnut and skewer with a toothpick. Set them on a foil-covered broiler pan, brush with the sauce of your choice, and broil until the bacon sizzles and turns crisp. Make lots, because no one can eat just one of these!

Cheesy Bacon Appetizers: Good Now or Good for New Year's

These appetizers are easy and yummy--and easy! 1 pound sliced bacon 2 1/2 c. shredded Cheddar cheese 2 tbsp. prepared mustard 1 c. mayonnaise 1 pound sliced pumpernickel party bread Cook bacon in a skillet until evenly brown. Drain, crumble and set aside. Preheat oven to broil. In a medium bowl combine the bacon, cheese, mustard and mayonnaise. Stir well. Arrange party bread on a cookie sheet. Spoon mixture onto each slice of bread. Broil for 5 minutes or until bubbly.

And for Christmas Dinner...

How about replacing rolls with something new and interesting? Yorkshire Pudding Put 2 tbsp. of oil into a round cake pan and set it in a 425 degree over to heat to almost smoking. (While looking for pictures, I saw that some people make these in muffin cups. I've never tried it, but you can if you like.) In the meantime, mix 1 c. flour 1/2 tsp. salt Dash pepper 2 eggs 1 c. milk This will make a thin batter, which you'll pour into the hot oil and bake 25-30 minutes (don't open the oven door until time is up). Slice like a pie and serve with butter/gravy.