I’m realizing how many memories are attached the food I make. Yes, there are five senses, but taste is most definitely the one that colors my world. Every time I eat boiled shrimp and fresh cocktail sauce, I can close my eyes and imagine countless beach vacations with my family and pounds and pounds of shrimp piled up on the biggest platter we can find, some inevitably spilling over the side. Or when I savor the tart flavor of lemon ice box pie, I am immediately a kid again sitting with my Mamaw watching I Love Lucy and curling her hair with little pink sponge rollers and a tummy full of the cold, creamy pie with the perfect graham cracker crust. My favorite foods have a lifetime of memories attached.
I love to learn new recipes from family and friends. Two of the dishes I made for the girls’ night out last week came from friends. The mini onion and chive cream cheese crescents come from one of my oldest friends Emily. Em and I became best friends the summer before 5th grade when we moved to Mississippi. I remember summer camp and purple hair, singing MmmBop at the top of our lungs in the car and too many slumber parties to count. I also remember when she stood beside me as I married my best friend and then six months later when I got to do the same for her. One night, Em and Ethan came over for dinner and she made the easiest but yummiest little crescents.
Em’s Mini Onion and Chive Cream Cheese Crescents
Crescent Roll Dough
Onion and Chive Cream Cheese (or whatever kind you want)
Bacon pieces (already cooked)
First, cook your bacon pieces (or you can buy Bacon Bits that are ready to go). Next, cut the crescent dough triangle in half lengthwise. Then, you smear a little cream cheese on one side and sprinkle some bacon pieces on it. Roll it up and line them on a baking sheet and bake at 375 degrees until the tops are golden brown. Seriously, could that be any easier? But your guests (or yourself if you’re me 😉 will L.O.V.E. them! Feel free to change out the cream cheese for a sweet variety and add dried fruit or something for a sweet take on this. But I like the savory. Be careful though… before you know it you will have eaten a dozen (oh wait, that’s just me?! 😉