Friday, January 4, 2013

Goat Goodness

Before we get too far away from the holidays, I want to share an awesome app that Chris made for one of our lady group Christmas hang outs. These things look and sound much harder to make than they actually are. They were definitely a crowd pleaser in a room full of cheese lovers. Make these for any little gathering, but little is the key word. Goat cheese ain’t cheap.

Lazy Goat Cheese & Bacon Goodness Balls

One 4 oz package goat cheese (makes 7 balls)
A splash of olive oil
½ a package of lean, center-cut bacon

Preheat the oven to 350. Cook about ½ a package of bacon on a cookie sheet for about 20 minutes like usual.

While the bacon is bakin’, crumble the log of goat cheese and put it in the bowl with a tablespoon of olive oil.
Then roll it into small balls - smaller the better because the cheese is so rich. If they balls are not sticking together, add a splash more olive oil.

 Once bacon is done, let it cool then crumble it. The smaller the bits, the better they’ll stick to the cheese. Gather the crumbles on a plate.

Roll cheese balls into bacon bits until they’re mostly covered. Some pieces may not stick, so stick them by hand.

Once they are all covered, put them on a cookie sheet or pan then into the freezer for 30 minutes to let them set.

Then enjoy!

These can be made the night before and refrigerated overnight.

So easy, right?! We popped these little balls of goodness in our mouths all night until we moved to Bobby Kennedy Pie for dessert. Yum.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

2012: Nothing Short of Thankful.

Ok, ok, I know. It’s been a while, but before I start rattling off excuses for my extended absence, let me get a HAPPY NEW YEAR!
The Bonner-Schroeder drop of 2013
I’m starting 2013 with a week off of work and more than enough time to blog. I’m a happy lady.

So the end of 2012 came and went before we knew it. In true form, we packed in plenty of excitement; a year’s worth if you ask me. Here’s a little run-down.

Thanksgiving was spent with the fam, and it was lovingly gluten-free. As I mentioned before the holidays, I took on the gluten-free stuffing challenge. I’ll get to that later. We ate, we shopped, and then we invited all of our out-of-towner friends over and partied. The best part about the holidays is togetherness, and we were (are) so thankful.