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Bakin’s Bacon Tomato Bites

Screen Shot 2015-08-22 at 10.00.33 AMWhile these are not the height of sophistication nor do they require much culinary prowess, they do include 3 of my favorite things: bacon, mayo and tomatoes. Oh, and Emily’s favorite thing: Wheat Thins. (I didn’t understand how deep that love goes until I caught her eating Mama Dunny’s veggie beef soup with them. Cold, straight out of the container. Classy.)

I’d suggest making these 30 minutes before you plan to serve them at the most because the crackers can get soggy, but for 4 ingredients and a 5-minute prep time, you can’t beat ’em. The picture is of the same type of concoction on a crostini – apparently the Internets don’t know about the Wheat Thin shortcut, so we’re very cutting edge here at Triple N. (Though not cutting edge enough to have an original pic… Coming soon.)

1/4 cup mayo
4 strips of bacon, cooked and chopped
1 box Wheat Thins OR bread cut into 2-inch rounds, toasted
1 container grape tomatoes, halved
Cavender’s & chopped basil (optional)

  1. Mix mayo and bacon together. (Feel free to use Bacon Bits if you want to do a no-cook version. Grommet-style still tastes good.) Add Cavender’s and basil if you so desire.
  2. Top Wheat Thins or bread rounds with a teaspoon of the bacon mixture and one half of a grape tomato. Viola. Bites are served.
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Filet Bites

This is another simple but yummy recipe from Morganthony’s Christmas Party 2K9. Morg really went above and beyond last year, probably because Tony’s obsession with Christmas requires we start celebrating early in November. That girl’s gonna make someone an excellent wife some day. April 16 to be exact.

Several filets (or another good cut of meat), cut into 1.5-inch cubes
1/4-1/2 stick of butter
salt and pepper to taste

  1. Brown the butter in a skillet. (If you’ve never made browned butter before, you basically melt it over medium-low heat and whisk until it turns a hazlenut color. If you burn it start over. Burned butter is the only kind of butter that sucks.)
  2. Cook salt-and-peppered steak in butter for a few minutes on each side stirring frequently (until medium-rare).
  3. Serve with toothpicks on the jolliest Christmas tray you can find. I serve these with a mayo-horseradish dipping sauce (2:1 ratio of mayo to horseradish), but these are great naked or with A-1. Sorry, but my inner redneck loves that stuff.

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