Please don’t bring me flowers…
What you need to make bacon roses:
24 strips of bacon (I prefer thick cut)
24 toothpicks (soaked in water)
24 long skewers
4 disposable muffin tins (6 compartments each)
Vase or tissue paper and ribbon
Hammer and nail
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Poke holes in muffin pan bottoms (for draining).
Place muffin pans on a baking sheet covered with foil to catch grease.
Roll individual bacon slices into “rose” shapes.
Secure with toothpicks and place one each into muffin tins.
Bake until nicely cooked (depends on your oven).
Transfer to paper towels to drain.
Gently remove toothpicks and replace (in same hole) with long skewers.
Present in a vase or bouquet to the pork lover(s) in your life.
If you have a dog, please consider sharing at least one bacon rose!
All my BACON photos on Flickr
Link to Sarah Tisdale’s Bacon Broquet (where I first saw the idea!)
Recently, my husband and I had dinner with friends at Firefly restaurant, which is just up the street from our house. We used to go at least once a week, but then just sort of forgot about it for awhile. The restaurant is absolutely beautiful and a wonderful, romantic spot if you’re looking for a Valentine’s evening out. Ask for one of the tables in the alcoves, so you get a little privacy.
I used to always order their KILLER off-the-menu burger that’s topped with bacon and gorgonzola cheese. It comes with a side of the crispiest, thin-cut fries (just the way I like them). We would sometimes just sit at the bar to grab a quick bite after work and people-watch. This time I decided to try something new and and I’m happy to say it was all delicious. We will for sure be spending a lot more time with our old friend Firefly!
Heirloom Apple Salad with five year old farmer’s gouda, baby celery, marcona almonds, cider vinaigrette
Hamachi Sashimi on Crispy Rice Cakes
Grass-Fed “Terrorized” Rib Eye with warm spinach salad, toasted cashew, shallots, bacon, 25 year balsamic
11720 Ventura Blvd
Studio City, CA 91604
818 762-1833 No Website but more info here
Dining Date: 1/18/09