This is not the first time I have had this problem..I go to look for a recipe, I look here there and everywhere. Where is it? I know I have it written down somewhere! I can often tell you exactly what kind of paper it is written on, whether it is printed or handwritten--my writing or someone elses? Photocopied? Printed?--I have a ridiculous memory for that--why can't I remember where I put it??!!
Question to self: "Have I blogged this recipe yet?"...depending on the answer, I will need to check my office--these days, that is almost always the place where the missing recipe is!
I find myself more and more often referring to my own blog now, instead of trying to find the recipe in my jumbled binder of deliciousness--there must me a few hundred recipes stuffed in there now and more being added in all the time! For that, I am thankful that I decided to share these recipes--it has made it so much easier for me to find them! Maybe, I should think about putting them in a cookbook?...
This recipe is going to sound CRAZY, but trust me when I tell you ...THESE ARE DIVINE! Another "company dish" , my Mom only made these for guests until she figured out my niece Autumn LOVES them! They make such a nice appetizer!
Baked Water Chestnuts
1 can whole water chestnuts, drained
enough bacon to wrap the water chestnuts (about 1/2 package)--cut slices into thirds, and secure with a toothpick.
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup Miracle Whip (not mayonnaise...)
1/4 cup BBQ sauce.
Mix together well.
Place bacon wrapped chestnuts on a baking dish and cook at 350 degrees until nice and brown (and bacon is crispy, but not overcooked). Pour off grease if necessary and turn the chestnuts about halfway through cooking.
Remove from cookie sheet and place in a casserole or pie plate. Cover with sauce and bake at 350 for about 15-20 minutes. A little piece of heaven, right in your mouth!