How was everyone’s Christmas? Mine was good, I am very blessed to have lots of family that knows how to cook. I enjoyed a huge brunch at my sister and brother- in- law’s house, and a pot luck dinner with my dad’s family for dinner. I guarantee I gained 10 pounds from Christmas day alone!
Now, it’s on to the New Years Eve menu! I love cooking up special appetizers on New Years Eve whether we are going somewhere or staying in. One appetizer that has been a classic recipe in my husbands family are “hors douvre’s”, which to him and his family means bacon wrapped water chesnuts. Which are the bomb diggity, and I have the recipe.
1 8oz can whole water chesnuts, drained
1 lb bacon, each slice cut in half
1 cup soy sauce
2 Tbsp brown sugar
1. In a bowl, mix the soy sauce and brown sugar together. Set aside.
2. Wrap a bacon strip around a water chesnut, and secure with a toothpick. Place in the soy sauce. Repeat with the rest of the water chesnuts.
3. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees. This will allow some time for the soy sauce mixture to marinate into the bacon and water chesnuts.
4. When the oven is done preheating, place the water chesnuts on a cookie sheet. Bake for 10 minutes. If you like your bacon crispier, bake longer. I usually do mine for 12 minutes because I like my bacon pretty crispy. Enjoy!