This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of NatureRaised Farms for Bacon Salad Cups. The opinions and text are all mine.
Crispy, bacon cups cradling a creamy Greek salad is the perfect low carb party recipe. Bacon Salad Cups are an easy appetizer recipe your guests will love.
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Three weeks and counting to our Christmas Party, and I am shaking in my boots. We have about 60 people coming and boy can they eat! The food is all finger food, and people come hungry. Forget the tips that say you need 5 to 7 appetizers per person. They have obviously never met our friends. We count 20 appetizers per person at a minimum. Oh this math is making my head spin. That is a lot of food for my tiny fingers to be making.
I actually start in October by making appetizers that can be frozen. Thank goodness for an extra freezer in the garage. I like to have an array of hot and cold appetizers, so the cold appetizers need to have limited hands on time. They cannot be made ahead of time. Plus they need to look snazzy. I want a pretty and festive table of food. Actually it is 3 tables of food, but who is counting.
Also I need a large volume of each. That is why I like to shop at Sam’s Club. I am making about 175 pieces of each appetizer. Hence I need to buy in bulk and the cost savings at Sam’s Club is another big advantage. On my last trip I picked up a new item, NatureRaised Farms® Bacon. It comes in a big double pack so I can make a lot of these cute little BLT cups. Even during the holidays, I have a lot of friends that want to eat low carb.
So this recipe fits the bill, plus bacon cups are sort of a novelty. You don’t see them everyday. They feel indulgent, although the calories are not. Bacon Salad Cups feel really special, just perfect for my Christmas party. I feel good about serving NatureRaised Farms® Ham and Bacon because it has no antibiotics, no nitrates, and no added growth hormones. I found mine in the refrigerated section in Sam’s Club. In addition I picked up a Greek salad kit for the filling. Another time-saving tip.
The bacon cups themselves can be made 3 days in advance. What a time saver that is for me. The last 24 hours before the party is a blur with too much activity. I love having as much ticked off my to do list as possible. The extra hour or two the day of the event makes a huge difference to me. I have learned I really need about an hour of downtime before a party. If I can just chill out for a little while, I enjoy the party so much more. During the party, I am busy greeting everyone, making sure everyone has a drink, refilling food, introducing people, picking up garbage. It is non-stop and pretty much falls on my shoulders.
Every year my husband promises to talk less and help more. Ha Ha! He cannot help himself. Once people start coming, he joins right in on the party and forgets that he is a host not a guest. Do you see why I might need that extra hour? Even though I sound like I am complaining, I love it! I love the house being full of friends and family. First I love seeing people talking and laughing with each other and making new friends. Then I adore seeing the look of pleasure on their faces after taking a bite of food. It is exhausting but utterly worth it.
I know my friends and family are going to love this new recipe for Bacon Salad cups. In fact I am sure they are going to be a huge hit. Try NatureRaised Farms® Bacon and Ham at Sam’s Club and come up with a time relieving recipe. Let me see what you do with it and enter my contest for a chance to win a $50 Sam’s Club Gift Card. A total of two gift cards will be given away. You must purchase NatureRaised Farms® Bacon and Ham at Sam’s Club between November 1, 2016 and December 31, 2016.
To enter for a chance to win leave me a comment below with what you would make with NatureRaised Farms® Bacon or Ham by end of day December 31, 2016. The winner will need to provide proof of purchase to claim prize by emailing me a picture of their Sam’s Club receipt. So keep those receipts. A winner will be chosen January 10, 2017. Contest is for USA residents only. You can find a Sam’s Club near you here.
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Low Carb Bacon Salad Cups
- 8 slices NatureRaised Farms® Bacon
- 3/4 cup shredded iceberg lettuce
- 9 grape tomatoes quartered
- 1 tbsp . light Greek salad dressing
- 3 oz . Greek yogurt cream cheese softened
Preheat oven to 350•. Place a mini muffin tin upside down onto a baking sheet.
Spray mini muffin tin with non-stick cooking spray.
Cut each slice of bacon into 3 equal pieces.
Criss cross two slices over the top of one muffin cup. Repeat with remaining bacon.
Bake for about 1 hour, or until crispy.
In a small food processor, pulse together lettuce, tomatoes, salad dressing and cream cheese.
Place a rounded teaspoon of filling into each bacon cup.
1 Weight Watcher Smart Point
*Bacon cups can be made up to 3 days ahead of time. Do not fill until ready to serve.
Happy Healthy Eating,
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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Tyson Foods NatureRaised Farm. The opinions and text are all mine.