Heart Attack on a Stick & Giving Thanks

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Happy Thanksgiving.  What are you thankful for?  That question always looms on this day of thanks.  If you were to ask random people, you would almost always get the same answers: my health, my family, my friends, my home, that I have a job, my pets, etc.  We often take those things for granted and it is always great to take time to appreciate all the good things we have.  Food bloggers are thankful for some other uniques things, I have some that I’d like to share if you will indulge me.

1. I am grateful for the readers of my blog (the both of you…).

2. I am grateful for comments that are given, it’s the comments that keep me going, elated even.  I can’t wait to read every single one of them.

3. I am grateful for my sometimes editors and photographers McGyver and the Baby boy.

4. I am grateful for my guinea pigs who try out whatever wacky dish I make (family, friends and co-workers).

5. I am grateful for everyone who grew a garden and raised animals this year and gave me freebies galore (just finished off the last of my free onions).

6. I am grateful for my Nikon D5000, it changed the world of photography for me.

7. I am grateful that I live someplace that gives me access to the best beef in world and fresh chicken, eggs, turkeys and vegetables from the local Hutterite colonies.

8. I am grateful for the Foodbuzz community, I have learned much, been inspired and met so many other bloggers.

9. I am grateful for all the other food bloggers.  We are of like mind, I have learned so much from all of you.

10. I am especially grateful for Leah at Leftovers4Lunch she has been my inspiration and coach (her mom needed a lot of coaching i.e. “how do I twitter?”).

 Enough sentiments…or I’ll make myself cry.

Need a quick appetizer?  This is perfect for last minute guests and perfect for football watching days.  I made this for the last Superbowl and took the poor pictures (yes, almost a year ago).  I only had a point and shoot camera and I didn’t know the beauty of natural light or about angles, rule of thirds, focal points, apetures, shutter speed, don’t use flash on food, etc.  Sometimes it’s good to look back and see how far you’ve come.  Regardless of the quality of the pictures these little meat bites are a crowd pleaser for sure.  We call them Heart Attacks on a Stick because they are lil’ smokies wrapped in bacon.  Nothing like meat wrapped meat secured with a stick to make them easier to eat, to help clog the arteries. 

Here’s to the heart attack!  I warn you, they are very addictive!

Heart Attack on a Stick

Recipe

Ingredients

Heart Attack on a Stick (2)

  • 1 package Lil’ Smokies
  • 1 package of center cut bacon
  • Brown sugar
  • Toothpicks

Directions

Start my cutting the bacon in half.

Heart Attack on a Stick (3)

Lay one lil’ smokie in the middle of the bacon and wrap.

Heart Attack on a Stick (4)

Secure with a toothpick.It looks so cute, all bundled up. 

 Heart Attack on a Stick (5)

Place on a broiler pan or a cookie sheet with a cooling rack.  Sprinkle with brown sugar.

(Notice I also didn’t pay attention to what was in the background of my pictures…would someone please come clear off my dining room table?)

Heart Attack on a Stick (6)

Bake in a 400° oven until bacon is crisp.  Serve immediately.

So simple, so deadly!  I warn you again, they go fast, you may need to make a double batch!

Heart Attack on a Stick
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Ingredients
  1. 1 package Lil’ Smokies
  2. 1 package of center cut bacon
  3. Brown sugar
  4. Toothpicks
Instructions
  1. Start my cutting the bacon in half.
  2. Lay one lil’ smokie in the middle of the bacon and wrap.
  3. Secure with a toothpick.
  4. Place on a broiler pan or a cookie sheet with a cooling rack. Sprinkle with brown sugar.
  5. Bake in a 400° oven until bacon is crisp. Serve immediately.
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9 Responses to Heart Attack on a Stick & Giving Thanks

  1. Astrid November 25, 2010 at 2:53 pm #

    Rhonda,
    I am certain you have more than 2 readers! You are so wonderful and super talented. I have already gotten so much inpiration from your recipes. Thank you for that. I am a huge fan of bacon (as your probably know) and I love those little sausages. Sometimes the most delicious bites are heart attacks on sticks, but isn’t that the beauty of food and our bodies? We should savor ever moment, the good the bad, and the greasy! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving! I am thankful for you, too!

  2. Leah @ L4L November 25, 2010 at 5:01 pm #

    Aw, I’m thankful for you too, mom!

    PS – today, I’m making gorgonzola stuffed bacon wrapped dates for an appetizer and they are AMAZING.

  3. Mary November 25, 2010 at 7:31 pm #

    Got pork :-). I must admit these look and sound delicious. I hope you have a wonderful holiday. Hugs and blessings…Mary

  4. Kimba's Kitchen November 26, 2010 at 12:34 am #

    I don’t care how deadly it is, I WANT THEM!!! Looks soooo tempting, I wouldn’t say no to that 🙂

  5. bonkrood November 26, 2010 at 4:38 am #

    I’m a big fan of your blog from down in Butte and I know how big a fan I am by how many of your entries I have hit “mark as unread” on in my google reader (currently 3). I will definitely make these next Thanksgiving…. if not sooner.

  6. Quay Po Cooks November 28, 2010 at 2:33 am #

    Eat first think later hehe…I can never resist sausage and bacon together. Yours looks so tempting!

  7. Kitchen Butterfly November 28, 2010 at 3:18 pm #

    Hi dear, there’s so much to be thankful for – grateful for your reminders……I love the little treats, I wish you could box up some and send over :-). Have a blessed Thanksgiving weekend.

  8. Lorrie Berg October 20, 2011 at 12:33 pm #

    Your blog totally makes me regret going on a diet! 🙂

    • Giggles October 20, 2011 at 12:37 pm #

      Lorrie, A minute on the lips equals a lifetime on the hips, dieting is worth it no matter how tempting food on a stick is!