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                          Cheese-Bacon Flowerpots
 
 Recipe By     : The Big Beautiful Book of Hors d'Oeuvres by Julia Weinberg
 Serving Size  : 30   Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Appetizers                       Hors d'Oeuvres
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
   15      strips        bacon
   16      ounces        hard sharp cheese (cheddar or Swiss)
   30      large         pitted green olives
   30                    plain rounded toothpicks
 
 Fry the bacon until it is brown but not crisp.  With two forks roll each
 strip tightly.  Continue frying the bacon rolls until they are crisp.  Drain
 rolls thoroughly on paper towels.  Then cut each bacon roll in half to
 create 2 smaller rolls.
 
 Cut the cheese into 1-inch cubes.
 
 Slice each green olive in half lengthwise (for the leaves).
 
 To assemble the flowerpot, insert a toothpick halfway into a cheese cube.
 Skewer the two olive halves onto the toothpick, pointing each half in
 opposite directions to simulate leaves.  Top with the bacon-roll flower and
 serve.
 
 Do-Ahead Note:  Cube the cheese and fry the bacon into flowers the day
 before.  Refrigerate the bacon separately in foil for convenient party time
 reheating.
 
 From The Big Beautiful Book of Hors d'Oeuvres by Julia Weinberg.  (New
 Century Publishers, Inc. 1980.  ISBN 0-8329-0196-2)
 
 Posted to recipelu 8/19/98 by cranew@foothill.net
 
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 NOTES : What has green leaves, a golden brown blossom, comes in a flowerpot
 and tastes delicious?  Your soon-to-be favorite hors d'oeuvre.  These
 delightful tidbits flower with the flavors of bacon and cheese.