Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Bacon Parmesan Tassies

When you're poor, 23, in a new city and unemployed, peanut butter is your best friend. Peanut butter on oatmeal for breakfast. Peanut butter and jelly for lunch. A scoop of peanut butter for a snack. You get the deal.
But when you're on your parents dime, as I was just a week ago, you can afford things like bacon and parmesan and cream cheese. You are be free to add a little more here, an extra dash there. You can read recipes out of Southern Living Magazine, such as this one. You can live like a Queen!

Thank goodness for memories, and peanut butter.

Bacon Parmesan Tassies
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 (8-oz.) package cream cheese, softened
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup half-and-half
1 large egg
1/8 teaspoon salt
4 bacon slices, cooked and crumbled
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/4 cup chopped fresh chives

1. Beat butter and cream cheese at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy. Gradually add flour to butter mixture, beating at low speed until blended. Shape mixture into 24 balls, and place on a baking sheet; cover and chill 1 hour.
2. Place dough balls into cups of a lightly greased 24-cup miniature muffin pan; press dough, forming a shell.
3. Preheat oven to 375°. Whisk together half-and-half and next 2 ingredients. Sprinkle bacon into pastry shells; top each with 1 tsp. cheese. Drizzle half-and-half mixture over cheese. Sprinkle chives over half-and-half mixture.
4. Bake at 375° for 25 to 30 minutes or until puffed and golden brown. Remove from pan to a wire rack and cool 5 minutes. Serve warm.


Tina @flourtrader said...

I saw bacon parmesan and could not pass this one up-I have bookmarked this recipe. Nice appetizer to serve at parties-Yum!

Steph said...

A woman after my own heart! These look fantastic!!

Kim - Liv Life said...

Everything about these little guys is appealing! You gotta love mom and dad.
Peanut butter however, well, I've been on that diet. I love it! but it does indeed get old... pbj every day for weeks on end, but sometimes I still crave it!

S.V. said...

These look very yummy. I love peanut butter but I can't have it everyday. Your peanut butter is like what top ramen was for me in my 20's now I never touch the stuff.

Allison said...

Haha I ate peanut butter everyday, all day!

But I'm also on my parent's dime this summer and have been taking full advantage of some yummy home-cooked meals! These look absolutely delectable!

chiTownBrown said...

bacon egg n cheese in a cupcake... now thats wasssup!

RachelE said...

I can personally attest that these were AMAZING. Miss you buddy!!!

Kate@Diethood said...

PB and ramen noodles were my buddies when I was post-college and poor. :)

But these little treats sound amazing... bacon makes everything taste better. :)

Anonymous said...

This recipe sounds delish. I'm thinking it's the bacon.... :)

Monet said...

Oh yes, I remember those days! My grocery list always expands when I go home :-) Thank you for sharing with me today. This looks and sounds delicious. I hope you have a wonderful weekend. Your blog is always a good way for me to start my Friday.

Lomo said...

Bacon is amazing....I could eat it everyday....except for the price and the fat....sigh....I have done the peanut butter diet as well. I used to go to my parents' for Sunday dinners and leave loaded with food for the week!!! these little treats look fabulous!

Cait's Plate said...

YUM! Those look amazing!