Gardening, Cooking and Decorating on the Prairie of Kansas

Welcome to Linderhof, our 1920's home on the prairie, where there's usually something in the oven, flowers in the garden for tabletops and herbs in the garden for cooking. Where, when company comes, the teapot is always on and there are cookies and cakes to share in the larder.

Friday, June 7, 2013

Food To Go

Not from a "to go" place
But rather food made at home
And taken to an event.

The event --
A Chamber of Commerce After Hours
Sponsored by our Garden Club
as a way to promote our garden tour on the 15th

An After Hours calls for food and drink
And I signed up for food --

White bean and basil hummus
(with peta chips)
It was a garden tour "do" after all and there needed to be something gardeney!


An old favorite
bacon breadsticks
Easy to make and can be made ahead for they're served at room temperature

I did bring some hummus home
But alas, not one breadstick was left!

And just because . . . 

You don't always need flowers
Sometimes just a big bunch of herbs look good in a blue and white pitcher
on the breakfast room table!!!!


1 tube of Pillsbury breadsticks
12 slices of bacon
1/3 c. brown sugar
3 T. chili powder

Mix brown sugar and chili powder together and put in a shallow plate.  Roll bacon around each breadstick and twist.    Roll wrapped breadstick in brown sugar mixture.   Place on a sillpat or parchment lined baking sheet.    Bake at temperature recommend on package until breadsticks are done and bacon is brown (about 20 minutes).   Leave on baking sheet for about 10 minutes.    Serve at room temperature.

NOTE:   I cut my breadsticks in half and my bacon in thirds before wrapping and rolling!


1 can Cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
4 cloves garlic
2 T. fresh lemon juice
6 basil leaves
1/2 t. salt
1/2 t. pepper
3 T. olive oil plus more for drizzling

Combine beans, garlic, lemon juice, basil, salt and pepper in the bowl of a food processor.    Pulse a couple of times until the mixture looks somewhat chopped.     Add in the olive oil while the machine is still running.    Let process until the mixture is creamy.      Season with additional salt and pepper and drizzle the top with a tiny bit of olive oil.    (Can be made one day ahead)

It's Friday and I'm joining Michael at Rattlebridge Farm for Foodie Friday.


Bernideen said...

I am printing both of these out- look terrific as all your food always does!

Lottie said...

Thanks for the recipes! The bacon breadsticks won't last 10 minutes around this house!

CarlaHR said...

Hello, I've been reading your blog for quite some time now but have never commented.
I have a pot luck luncheon on Wednesday and the bacon breadsticks sound like a good recipe to make for it. Could you tell me how many sticks you get from a package. I am presuming that if you cut your 12 pieces of bacon into three then you would get 36 - but just wanted to check with you to be sure and to thank you for your lovely recipes.

lindaraxa said...

Those bacon sticks look to die for. It's tough to find hot hors d'oeuvres that are simple and easy to make. These fit the bill perfectly!

On Crooked Creek said...

"Mr. Ed" would love those breadsticks!!! Thanks for sharing!!!
EnJOY your Garden Tour on the 15th!!!