Who’s attending holiday parties this year? Are you doing gift exchanges? I missed my local RWA’s Christmas Party on Saturday. It’s the first one I’ve missed in years and I’m sorry I couldn’t make it to Northwest Houston’s annual shindig. We have a great time stealing gifts from each other. I was able to make my Girl Scout leader’s meeting/gift
stealing exchange last night. The gift I brought was stolen once….that’s always nice, knowing you brought a gift worthy of being stolen. My gift consisted of a holiday mug, homemade hot chocolate mix (recipe below) and fresh made (still warm) pumpkin bread (recipe posted HERE).
The gift I brought home was FIFTY SHADES OF BACON. I admit, when I looked at the cover, I was a bit disappointed, as I was not sure what exactly this book was about. Then I opened the cover and thumbed through it. Wow….it’s a recipe book. It has sections such as: Foreplay, Afternoon Delight, Multiple Orgasms, The Morning Wood and Bondage.
I haven’t had a chance to make any of the recipes, but most of them look really good (some of them look really odd). Here’s a couple that look interesting. The Hot Chocolate Mix is last.
BACON CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES
2 1/4 cup flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup + 2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons bacon grease
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup sugar
1 (3.4 oz) package instant vanilla pudding
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup chocolate chips
5 slices of cooked bacon, chopped
Preheat oven to 350 F. Stir together flour and baking soda and set aside.
In a large bowl blend butter, bacon grease and sugars together.
Add in pudding package and beat until well blended.
Add eggs and vanilla.
Add dry mixture slowly to the wet mixture until well incorporated.
Stir in chocolate chips and cooked bacon.
Roll into 1-inch balls and place on greased baking sheet.
Bake at 350 F for 8-12 minutes.
1 (12 oz) bag of semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 can sweetened condensed milk
6 strips of bacon
Cook bacon until crispy, chop. Set aside on a paper towel to drain. Set aside a little for garnish.
Melt chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl for 2 minutes.
Mix sweetened condensed milk and chocolate until well combined and add crumbled bacon. Pour the melted chocolate and bacon mixture into an 8 x 8 pan and top with with reserved bacon. Let cook in the fridge until the fudge is set.
Hot Chocolate Mix
10 cups dry milk powder
4 ¾ cups sifted confectioners’ sugar
1 ¾ cups unsweetened cocoa powder
1 ¾ cups powdered non-dairy creamer
- In a large mixing bowl, combine milk powder, confectioner’s sugar, cocoa powder, and creamer. Stir till thoroughly combined. Store cocoa mixture in an airtight container. Makes about 15 cups mix, or enough for about 45 servings.
- For 1 serving, place 1/3 cup cocoa mixture in a coffee cup or mug, and add 3/4 cup boiling water. Stir to dissolve. Top with dollop of whipped cream or a few marshmallows, if desired.