Party The Wright Way! End Of The Week Cocktail Party With Wright Bacon Hors D’oeuvres, #MealsTogether

Happy Friday!! I know it’s not Friday today, but you know you will all be saying it in four days! What does everyone love to do on Friday night? Celebrate the weekend!! I know that I will be saying it while having a cocktail with my best friend, this week!
Last week, I threw a little “end of the week” party for my mom and a few friends. Can you guess what the theme of this party was? I’ll give you a minute…

I went shopping at Sam’s Club for the party and picked up a few things, including this fabulous bacon. I haven’t tasted this brand before, now I don’t think that my husband will let me bring home any other type of bacon. When I got home, my husband did his best Tim Taylor impression “Oh, uh, uh that’s good bacon, good bacon. You can tell, its so thick too..oh, oh, oh”. (He does it better than me though.) I thought that some finger foods with this newly discovered bacon would be great for the cocktail party.
I called my mom to see if she wanted me to throw a party for her at the end of the week. Funny, I didn’t get much of a fight from her. All I got was “sure, who are we inviting?” We called some friends that she hasn’t seen in a while and the party was on!
My cooking drink!
I do have to warn you, there is something wrong with this bacon. I could have sworn that I cooked the entire pack. While I was letting the bacon cool down a little, half of it disappeared. One minute full plate…few minutes later, almost gone! There were a few guilty faces around though.
For this cocktail party, I made some nice hors d’oeuvres and cocktails:
Bacon Covered Pepper Cheese Ball
2 8-oz packages of cream cheese
1 1/2 cups of Pepper Jack shredded cheese
1 small red bell pepper
1/4 cup chopped chives
2 crushed garlic cloves
2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
1/4 tsp paprika
1 to 1 1/2 cups of crispy Brown Sugar Wright bacon crumbs
-Combine all the ingredients (except for bacon) in a mixing bowl. Mix very well, until all ingredients are thoroughly combined. Form a ball out of the cheese mixture.
- Spread the bacon crumbs on the cutting board and roll the cheese ball in the bacon crumbs until all covered.
Stuffed Cucumbers
2 large cucumbers
8 oz cream cheese
1 cup Italian mix shredded cheese
3 crushed garlic cloves
2 tbs chopped chives
About 1/2 cup crispy  Brown Sugar Wright bacon crumbs
- Wash the cucumbers very well and peel them in a zebra pattern. Cut the cucumbers into about 1 inch thick rounds. Using a small spoon, scoop out some of the cucumber meat to form little cups.
-Combine cream cheese, shredded cheese, garlic, chives and salt in a mixing bowl. Mix very well until all ingredients are thoroughly combined.
-Spoon the cheese mixture into the cucumber cups.
- Top off with some bacon crumbs.
Bacon Cheese Mini Quiche

30 mini Phyllo dough shells
3 large eggs
1 tbs sour cream
1 tbs milk
1 tbs chopped chives
1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1/4 cup crispy Brown Sugar Wright bacon crumbs

-Preheat the oven to 350 and lay out the shells on the lightly greased baking sheet.
- Whisk eggs, sour cream, milk, chives and salt in a bowl, until all smooth.
- Separate the egg mixture between the shells. (don’t fill all the way up)
- Sprinkle the mini quiches with cheese and bacon, evenly.
- Bake for 10 minutes.

Amaretto Peach Martini


I shall keep this a secret until the next post! Muahaha!!

We had a great night relaxing, talking, eating and having some cocktails! My sister even stayed home from ballet to hang out with her little nephew. Those two were so cute chasing each other for crackers.
I didn’t just stop at these bacon recipes. This weekend I made my Baked Potato Salad for my hubby, it’s his favorite! I am also planning on some bacon and cheese nachos! I’ll make sure to share those once I make them.
If you want to know more about Wright bacon or find some recipe idea, go check out their Website, Facebook and Twitter!

I am a member of the Collective Bias™ Social Fabric® Community. This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias™ and Wright Brand Bacon. All the opinions and photographs are my own! #CBias #SocialFabric #MealsTogether

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  1. Rachel@ BubblyNatureCreations says:

    I want some!!! Everything looks terrific!

  2. Why didn’t you invite me? LOL!

  3. WillCookForSmiles says:

    Oh no! I knew I forgot someone :)

  4. Oh those look delicious! Our family always has a cheeseball for Christmas and New Years, I think I’m going to be making this one this year! Oh my it looks delicious!!

  5. Tease! that is the first word that popped into my head! lol If I was magic I would have jumped in and ate everything before your family and friends got to it. :) WOW! YUM! Will you buy me a new keyboard I ruined mine from drooling…Amaretto Peach Martini and no recipe, pure meanness! :( Your friends and family look VERY happy. I would say your little sister was smart to stay home for this bacon feast! Can you tell I am a little jealous? I will be going to my friends house Saturday night for movie night. Your cheeseball is going to be my gift to her but I will eat it for her. lol

  6. WillCookForSmiles says:

    Haha, you are too funny! I hope you enjoy the cheese ball! Remember, its a bit spicy because of the Pepper Jack cheese. And don’t worry, the martini will be up today!

  7. Your photos are absolutely gorgeous! All your food and recipes look so yummy!!! I can’t wait to try some out! =) Looks like everyone had a BLAST!!! Great job!!!

  8. That cheese ball looks SOO good. I must try it sometime.

  9. Tonia@thegunnysack says:

    Yum! I love bacon…I mean who doesn’t right? But your party looks fantastic!

  10. Oh my yum! Your party sounds amazing and I’m loving throwing a party to celebrate the weekend. Pinning so I can throw my own Friday night bacon party!

  11. thecreativeprincess says:

    LOVE it! I am SO going to have to make those Quiches look AMAZING!

  12. Now this is a party I need to be invited to! Sharing on Facebook today :) Thanks so much for sharing at Mom On Timeout!

  13. Happier Than A Pig In Mud says:

    Now that is my kind of party! Love the pic of your cheese ball-enjoy:@)

  14. Love the stuffed cucumber-will make those for book club. Thanks for the idea!

  15. Those all look delicious. My kids would love those cucumbers. Found you on the Sundae Scoop.

  16. Oh my gosh! A bacon party is the best idea EVER!! Loving your bacon happy bites and that martini sounds delish. Hooray for bacon!

  17. Gosh this all looks so perfect!
    I would love to have you share this or any other of your recipes at Wednesday Extravaganza – my Foodie Link Party! Here is the link:

    Can’t wait to see you there!


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