Saturday, February 23, 2008

Hors d'oeuvres For Your Oscar Party

Last weekend I had to take an appetizer to our homeowners association board dinner (I'm Vice President). I recalled an appetizer a friend had made for a Mom's night out and decided to give it a try. As I made it I realized it was something my kids could actually eat (whether they would or not is debatable). In fact it seems to be free of the top eight.

So in honor of the Oscars here is an hors d'oeuvre to serve to all your FA friends:

Bacon Wrapped Water Chestnuts

1 C ketchup
1 C brown sugar
1 T. apple cider vinegar
2 cans whole water chestnuts
1-2 packages bacon

Cut bacon into thirds. Wrap each third around a water chestnut and secure with a toothpick. Cook bacon wrapped water chestnuts at 375 degrees for 30 minutes. Drain grease.

Mix ketchup, brown sugar and apple cider vinegar. Pour marinade over hot chestnuts. Let sit for however long you have (I refrigerated for 2 hours but you don't have to let them sit at all). Before serving cook at 325 degrees for 30 minutes. Serve hot.

Just to be sure, I looked up water chestnut. It is not classified as a nut.


Linda said...

:-) I think this was my recipe. It's yum, huh?

shelbyreynolds said...

um, hi. i am some random mom you don't know but i wanted to thank you for your blog. i have a lovely two year old boy who attends a montessori school. just this week he was diagnosed with an egg allergy. i came across this blogging thing while i was frantically searching the internet for answers.(reassurance that my son will not be the freak at school with the prune juice cookies) thanks.

purplemommy said...

Hey Shelby! My son attends montessori too. I don't know where you are in Virginia but there a couple support groups. Northern Virginia Food Allergy Support or Loudoun Allergy Network

All Adither said...

Thanks for the tip! I'll use that one.

a mom of special needs kids said...

There is a form of accupuncture/accupressure that can eliminate allergic reactions. After 25 years of not being able to eat wheat, milk, apples, bananas, citrus, etc., I can now eat anything. There is a special protocol for peanut allergies. Find a doctor at