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Wednesday, February 8, 2012
Green Bean Bundles
When I first started reading blogs I saw that many of the gals served this at their parties - Green Bean Bundles. I was fascinated with it but none of the blogs I saw had a recipe so I Googled to find one. I have made this several times and also brought it to a family Christmas gathering this year. It seemed to go over well. Unfortunately, I forgot to take a photo of it after it was finished in the oven or when it was on the food table - you know how hectic things are getting ready!!!
Green Bean Bundles
2 cans whole green beans, drained
1 stick butter
1/2 lb. bacon
1/4 C. brown sugar
1 tsp. garlic powder
dash of pepper
Cut bacon slices in half. Take 3-4 whole green beans and wrap with bacon. Insert toothpick to hold bacon around green beans. Put them in a baking dish.
Make a glaze of brown sugar, garlic powder, butter, and pepper. Pour glaze over green bean bundles in baking dish. Bake at 350 degrees for approx. 45 minutes. I kept them covered for the first half - then without the last half.
Here the green beans are prepared to be wrapped --
Wrapped up --
In the baking dish --
Here is the glaze -- but I just realized why they were a bit different than I remembered -- this glaze that is pictured was made melting the butter but you really shouldn't do that. It is much better to have a thicker glaze than a runny one --
I just wrote on the recipe -- do not melt -- next to the butter!!!!! That was a hectic day - the day after Christmas getting everything together!!!
There has never been an empty box in our home that Lucy has not tried out --
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I have been loving reading other blogs for a while. I thought that maybe if I was accountable by posting on a blog that I might accomplish more. We will see! Here are some of my current "loves" (besides blogs): decorating for all holidays, crafting, cooking and baking, traveling, shopping, some reality shows, Dancing with the Stars, Real Housewives, getting together with my "YaYa" girlfriends,and most of all My Family!!