Asparagus Bacon Wraps
Wow, 2010 surely has flown on by! Once I finally remember to write the correct year on my checks, it changes again. I wonder how far into 2011 we will be before I get it right this time?
Along with the new year comes the start of the Pantry Challenge. I’m perhaps a little more excited about it than I should be, but I’m going with it.
My goals for this challenge are:
- Spend less than $100 on groceries/household supplies each week for my family of 5
- Completely clear out my freezer
- Use up as many products as possible that are currently in my pantry
- Eat more ‘pantry’ recipes & teach myself plus my family that there is something to eat in the house when everyone says there isn’t!
Julie, an online friend of mine, posted a picture of an Asparagus Wrap recipe she had tried that was originally from a Paula Deen magazine – and it looked so good, and unique. Since I have embarked on this pantry challenge & had the majority of the necessary ingredients on hand to make it, I gave it a shot.
The recipe she gave me called for steamed asparagus & Swiss cheese – but I sauteed the asparagus in a teaspoon of bacon grease & subbed an Italian cheese blend for the Swiss. I’m sure the Swiss would have been grand, but I’m trying to stick with the challenge plan & use what I already have on hand. (Hey, grand – plan – hand… I kinda rhymed!)
The result was fabulous, & I will definitely make it again & again!
Asparagus Bacon Wraps
- 1 bunch asparagus
- 1 tube crescent rolls
- 8 tsp Dijon mustard
- 1/2 pound crumbled bacon I reserved the grease to saute the asparagus in, but you can steam it if you'd like
- 1/2 - 3/4 cup shredded white cheese such as Swiss, Italian Blend, or Mozzarella
- Olive Oil
- Poppy Seeds
- Quickly saute, or steam, the asparagus for just a couple minutes being careful to not overcook. It will cook longer in the oven!
- Lay out the crescent roll triangles, & spread 1 tsp Dijon mustard on each - then sprinkle on cheese, then the crumbled bacon. Divide the asparagus spears equally between all 8 crescents, & roll up. Brush on a little olive oil, & garnish with poppy seeds.
- Bake at 350 for about 15, or until the crescent rolls are nicely browned.
Yum, these look so good. I can’t wait to try them!
These look good. Good luck with your pantry challenge. I am hoping to go over to a 2 week menu plan for 2011 to try to cut back on grocery shopping trips- hoping that less trips=less $ spent:) Happy New Year!
Helloooo! These look fantastic! I can’t wait to try this recipe! How did you make that cool printable link??
Yum… no crescent rolls in the house though… maybe I can find a crescent roll dough recipe and give it a try…
Good luck with the challenge!
— Laura from Frugal Follies
I enjoyed reading your goals. I have some very similar ones. Happy New Year:)
I really love your pantry challenge. That is something that I constantly struggle with. I’m usually the one saying there’s nothing to eat. My mom had the philosophy to use the grocery store as your pantry. As I’ve grown up and have my own family to cook for, that’s just not reasonable for me.
Also, I love that you are using Temptations cookware! I have been wanting to start a collection for the longest time! For Christmas, I received two different sets and I couldn’t be more excited! I’ll be using the black set. Yay!