“A critic is someone who goes onto the battlefield after the war and shots the wounded.”

Well isn’t that a cheery quote!  It was either that or “Chopping off someone’s head doesn’t make you taller.”  It’s been quite a day.

I had this amazing idea for a new appetizer and all the ingredients at the ready.  Yes, the word “flop” used to name this recipe means exactly that.  It didn’t quite work out as gloriously as I envisioned.  Or, as a wise friend once said, “Don’t use a big word when a diminutive one will suffice.”

(Where in the world is she going with this?!  Did she remember to take her meds?)



yellow cheese slices cut into strips


So here was my plan.  Those of you who follow my blog (both of you) know that I make bacon in the oven and when it’s done it looks like this:


That’s an entire package of bacon done in less than 20 minutes without turning the bacon or getting a pan dirty!  See blog entry for December 18.

Well, my brilliant thought was to take the bacon as it came out of the oven, still a little pliable, and place a strip of cheese on the bacon and then roll it up for a lovely treat.  Strip one and two worked like a charm.  By strip three the bacon had already cooled a bit and was brittle.  It almost rolled but the pieces after that did not cooperate.  They looked like this:

The word pathetic comes to mind.

Imagine setting a plate of these in front of your guests.  It wouldn’t be wise to say that the grandkids helped unless they have as many blisters on their fingers as you do.  Then there’s all that hassle with Children’s Protective Association so the lie about the grandkid’s help is not a great idea.

My friends who know me well (both of you) probably realize that I’m going to continue on my quest for the perfect Bacon Cheese Non-Flop.  Those in the picture were chopped into little pieces and strewn artfully on a salad.  No one was the wiser.  I got to eat the salad.

Loveya – The Grandma


appetizer Grandma Pat Cooks lo-carb

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Artist, African hand drum student, yoga neophyte, and Grandmother of 22 or so grandchildren. I enjoy cooking and writing. I value good friends and quiet times for reading.

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