Winter time

My second favorite season would have to be winter. Why, you may ask?   Well, I love how the snow sparkles and clings to the trees making it look like a Winter Wonderland outside my window each morning. Winter for me is about fresh starts and making memories with the ones you love. Building snowmen, skiing, and sledding,! But most of all time spent with friends and family. Getting cozy up by fire with some oh so good hot cocoa and putting up the Christmas decorations while music plays in the background. Baking delicious treats all month long. Winter! It brings families together far and wide while Time stands still. One of my favorite things is to put on cozy sweaters and dance in the snow all season long. I wish you all a wonderful Christmas, Happy Holidays, and a great New Year! ~ Gean

BACON WRAPPED GREEN BEANS

It’s about that time of year when we plant our green beans and savor the fruit of our labor!  This dish is one of my favorites for all year round.

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb green beans, trimmed
  • 10-12 pieces of bacon (approximate)
  • 1 Tbsp oil
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp onion powder

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375 F.
  2. Place the green beans in a large bowl and add all of the remaining ingredients.
  3. Toss to coat.
  4. Grab 8-10 green beans and wrap one piece of bacon around each bundle.
  5. Repeat with the remaining green beans.
  6. Bake for 20 minutes, carefully flip the bundle over, and bake for another 5-10 minutes or until and green beans are tender and bacon is crisp.

Notes:

Net Carb Count*: Bacon Wrapped Green Beans: 4.79 net carbs (per serving—serves 4).

*Carb Counts are estimated based on the products I used.  Check nutrition labels for accurate carb counts and gluten information.

 

YUM!