Blue Cheese Stuffed Bacon Wrapped Dates

Classy New Year's Eve Party Playlist


If you haven't tried a blue cheese stuffed bacon wrapped date, now is the time.  They are bite sized and perfect for a classy New Year's Eve party, pairing the saltiness of the bacon with the sweetness of the date, and the creaminess of the blue cheese (which mellows out quite a bit during the baking process).

 

The Food

 

The Champagne

 

The New Year's Party Music

  • Ingredients:

  • 1 pound sliced bacon, cut in half
  • 1 pound pitted dates
  • 4 ounces blue cheese



 

 

 

 

Vintage by Dom Perignon from Champagne, France - regions. The first hints of fresh almond and harvest aromas immediately open up into preserved lemon and dried fruits, the whole rounded off by darker smoky and toasted qualities. The presence of the wine on the palate is immediately captivating. Paradoxically concentrated yet creamy, it is energetic and warm in the mouth, focusing on the fruit, then gradually taking on more profound bass notes. The whole holds its note perfectly, intensively, with just a subtle, elegant hint of underlying bitterness.

 

 

"Straight Up" Jazz and Cocktails

 

Versions of "Auld Lang Syne"

Harry Connick Jr.

Auld Lang Syne - What a Night! - A Christmas Album

 

James Taylor

Auld Lang Syne - James Taylor At Christmas

 

Susan Boyle

Auld Lang Syne - The Gift

 

Mannheim Steamroller

Auld Lang Syne - Christmas Celebration

 

The Beach Boys

Auld Lang Syne - Christmas With the Beach Boys

 

Barenaked Ladies

Auld Lang Syne - Barenaked for the Holidays

 

B.B. King

Auld Lang Syne - A Christmas Celebration of Hope

 

    Preparation


     Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.


    Slice dates in half, and open them up. Pinch off pieces of blue cheese, and place them into the center of the dates. Close the halves of the dates, and wrap a half-slice of bacon around the outside. Secure each one with a toothpick. Arrange in a baking dish or on a baking sheet with sides to catch any grease.

     
    Bake for 30 to 40 minutes in the preheated oven, or until the bacon is crisp. Turn dates over after the first 20 minutes for even cooking.



    Recipe adapted from Allrecipes.com