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Weekend Wisdom: Bacon

Every Thursday night there is a Five Minute Friday chat on Twitter (#fmfparty). During the chat Kate Motaung reveals the word prompt everyone is to write on for five minutes and then publish. I usually check what the word is on Friday and see if I can come up with a post. This year my brain has struggled to come up with posts so my participation in the group has not been what I want.

Last week’s word for the final Five Minute Friday of Write31Days was BACON (click to read all the Bacon posts from different bloggers).

It was my intention to work that prompt into my 31 Days of Tricks to Scare Away the Grief Monster, however my brain was so fried from all the writing I was unable to see, through all the grease, how to work it into my series.

So I skipped the word prompt again.

Then this past week I was given a new Christmas decoration and I now have someone to pet.

Here is a picture, which is worth a thousand words er laughs.

So without further adieu, I give you Santa Bacon.

Santa Bacon

Here is Eartha Kitt’s original version of Santa Baby.


Oh, and my goal for next Halloween is to be able to fit into this dress.

40 Days of Joy

Dates, Bacon & Almonds = Yum!

Todays recipe is from Guideposts “The Joys of Christmas 2011″ and submitted by Jenny Landes. (Link will take you to home page.  You can find “The Joys of Christmas 2011” on the upper right side  – under $10) 

The book is full of wonderful Christmas stories, recipes, and a few poems.  I highly recommend it.

This recipe is on page 79, along with Jenny’s story.

Stuffed Dates

(Jenny Landes)


1 8 oz bag whole pitted dates

40 whole almonds

10 bacon slices, cut in fourths


Stuff an almond into each date.

Wrap dates with bacon and secure with toothpick.

Broil in over until bacon is crispy, about 12 minutes.

Makes about 40

Michele’s Notes:

I only made 8 since it is just me.

They took 10 minutes in my oven.

The almonds, dates and bacon all complement each other.

These are an excellent appetizer for any occasion – even the ones that got a little singed were delicious  😉

P.S. I will make these again and update this post with a picture.  The ones I took were from a bad angle and the dates just did not look right.