Welcome to the first ever Foodie Friday link up! I’ve linked up with a few other bloggers to bring you some yummy recipes that you might be inspired to make for Valentine’s Day. It’s a week from now, so you will have plenty of time to go shopping. Make sure you click around and visit everyone’s link and pin the recipes that look tasty to you so you don’t lose them!
This Valentine’s Day, we are probably going to see a movie and spend a quiet night in afterwards. I am looking forward to eating finger foods and vegging so I’m looking for a few quick, easy, and cheap recipes that I can throw together. I’m not really concerned about a healthy meal that day because to me, Valentine’s Day is all about indulgence and spending time with the people you love. Of course, the first recipe that came to mind was something my mother-in-law makes and I LOVE…Bacon Wrapped Water Chestnuts.
You’ll then start wrapping your half slices of bacon around the water chestnuts, and secure in place with a toothpick. Arrange them on a baking sheet. You don’t need to grease the baking sheet or spray it with anything. Because we are cooking with bacon, that gives off enough grease of its own!
Pop them in the oven for 45 minutes, and when they are all done, drain off the grease. Leave the oven on because you’ll be using it again!
Combine 12 oz. of ketchup and 1/2 cup of brown sugar together, to pour over the bacon wrapped water chestnuts. Just a word of warning- if you ever plan on doubling the recipe, you don’t need to double the sauce. I have doubled the entire recipe before and you will end up with far too much of the ketchup sauce if you double it. If you triple or quadruple the recipe, just add a bit more of the sauce.