My favorite recipe this year, came in the way of an appetizer. Heather found it on food network.com. Dates wrapped in bacon, stuffed with cream cheese and an almond....delish!
Stuffed Dates Appetizer
18 1 x 4 in pieces cream cheese
18 pitted dates
18 salted and roasted whole almonds
6 slices of bacon cut crosswise into thirds
18 wooden picks
Stuff one piece of cheese and one almond into each date, then wrap one piece of bacon around each date and secure with a toothpick. Arrange dates, bacon seam down and one inch apart in a shallow baking pan lined with parchment. Bake 5 mins then turn with tongs and bake until bacon is crisp, about 6 more mins. Drain on a paper towel and serve immediately.
I caught Steven in the act. I'm pretty sure he was looking for Nana's homemade yeast rolls.
We had football.....
and dancing, of course. She dances wherever she goes.
And finally, a quick Kountanis family portrait.