12.19.2008

Christmas Brunch goodies....

I often times "cheat" on Christmas day, preparing only two meals for the day. We start off with a morning brunch, skipping lunch, with our large meal in the evening. This allows the cook to enjoy family time a bit more. Today I am sharing a couple of favorite sides that will compliment your egg dish for a Christmas morning brunch.
BACON WRAPPED SMOKIES
" The bacon fat and brown sugar form a wonderfully sweet & salty glaze on these."

You will need:
1 package Little Smokies
1 pound bacon
3/4 cup brown sugar
2 tablespoons vinegar


Directions:
Cut bacon slices in thirds.
Wrap one cut piece of bacon around each smokie and place them seam side down in glass baking dish.
Top with brown sugar and drizzle with vinegar.
Refrigerate for several hours or overnight.
Remove from the refrigerator and bake in a 350° oven for one hour.
Remove from baking dish and transfer to a small slow cooker to keep them warm while serving.
Serve with toothpicks.

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SO SIMPLE GOOEY CARAMEL ROLLS
"A quick & easy version....ooey & gooey! These are the cutest mini cinnamon rolls & are delcious!"
Topping Ingredients:
(1/4 cup) butter, melted
3 tablespoons sugar
3 tablespoons firmly packed brown sugar
3 tablespoons light corn syrup
1/4 chopped pecans

Filling Ingredients:
1 tablespoon sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 tablespoons butter, softened

Rolls Ingredients:
1 (11 oz.) can refrigerated Pillbury bread stick dough

Heat oven to 375°. Combine all topping ingredients except pecans in 9-inch round cake pan; stir until well mixed. Sprinkle with pecans. Set aside.Combine 1 tablespoon sugar and cinnamon in small bowl. Set aside.Unroll dough; separate into 12 strips. Spread each strip butter ; sprinkle evenly with sugar-cinnamon mixture. Roll up loosely. Pinch seam to seal. Place rolls evenly in pan.Bake for 18 to 23 minutes or until golden brown. Cool 5 minutes. Invert onto serving platter. Let stand 1 minute before removing pan. Serve warm.

Until tomorrow,
brenda

4 comments:

Rosie said...

Ohh that sounds delicious! Am definitely going to try the sausages. My boys are going to love those.
Rosie

Cyndi said...

I have a roll of Pilsbury French Bread roll I'm going to use with this - I'll just cut the slices after it's all rolled up. Thanks for the recipe!

Carrie P. said...

More good recipes from you. Yummy!

My*Prim*Cottage said...

They all look really good! ~Beth~