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Saturday, January 1, 2011

Midnight snacks

Each year after the 11 pm Candlelight service, we come home and have yummy snacks together.  The ONE menu item that I’ll never be allowed to skip is stuffed mushrooms.  I can’t make enough of them to last more than a few minutes!  Rachel was a big help in making them this year!




  • 12 large mushrooms
  • 1/4 pound butter
  • 1/2 c. homemade breadcrumbs
  • 1 T. finely chopped parsley
  • 1 T. finely chopped onion
  • 1/2 t. salt
  • 1/2 t. pepper
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 c. freshly grated parmesan cheese

Preheat oven to 350.  Generously butter a shallow baking dish.  Remove stems from mushrooms, discard.  Wipe the mushroom caps clean. Melt 4 T. butter...let cool a bit and then coat the mushroom caps in the butter.  Place caps in baking pan.  Mix bread crumbs, parsley, onion, salt, pepper and egg together.  Fill each mushroom cap with mixture.  Melet remaining 4 T. butter.  Sprinkle parmesan cheese over each cap.  Drizzle with butter.  Bake for 15-20 minutes.


Another popular item is the ever so easy Pigs in a Blanket.


For these, we just took a package of li’l smokeys and a couple of packages of crescent rolls.  I cut each triangle piece of dough and cut it into thirds, and then Rachel wrapped each piece around a li’l smokey.  Baked them at 375 for about 10 minutes and….mmmmmm….yummy!

And this year I made Cheesy Bacon Dip.  It’s almost as good before it’s cooked as it is when it’s heated up!



  • 1 8 oz block of cream cheese, softened
  • 1 bag of shredded cheddar cheese (2 or 3 cups)
  • 16 oz. sour cream
  • 3 –4 package of real bacon pieces
  • 1 cup of chopped green onions (tops and bottoms)
    1. Preheat oven to 350. Combine all ingredients and place in oven safe dish.
    2. Cover in foil and cook for 35-45 minutes.

Never much of this stuff for leftovers!!

Everyone was VERY happy with their snacks this Christmas Eve!









I love seeing everyone so happy!!


Anonymous said...

Well yeah! How could anyone complain about a Koch smorgasbord? You are my hero! Also my friend - to you and Ron, happy new year and many prayers for a better year than you even expect.
Love ya,
Karen in FL

shaninvb said...

Looks absolutely yummy! I might have to do that for this sunday at my house! Thanks Sandy, you rock!

Janiece said...

I made the stuffed mushrooms last night. They were awesome! =)