Friday

Simple Appetizers - For Low-Carbers too!

Chicken & Cheese Quesadilla Roll-Ups

8 white tortillas or low-carb tortillas (between 4-6 net carbs, each)
1 5-ounce can cooked shredded chicken
2 cups Colby-Jack cheese, grated
Green salsa

Preheat oven to 425°. Spray bottom of 2 tortillas with non-stick cooking spray, place on baking sheet approximately 1-inch apart. Spread 1 tablespoon green salsa over each tortilla. Sprinkle ½ cup of cheese evenly over each tortilla. Spoon ¼ of the can of chicken evenly over each tortilla. Bake for 6 to 7 minutes. Slice each quesadilla into 1-inch wide by 3/4-inch long slices. Roll and place onto toothpick or skewer. Repeat until finished.

Makes 16 appetizers.


Summer Sausage & Cheese Bites

1 10-ounce beef summer sausage
1 2-inch cube of Colby-Jack Cheese

Cut summer sausage into slices, cut each slice into fourths. Slice the 2-inch cube of cheese, cut each slice into fourths. Using toothpicks or mini skewers, place one piece of sausage onto toothpick, then cheese and then another piece of sausage. Place on serving tray. Repeat until finished.

Makes 2 to 3 dozen appetizers.


Low-Carb Bacon Wraps

1 package uncooked bacon
1 package cocktail wieners
3/4 cup artificial brown sugar

Prehat oven to 400°. Cut bacon strips into thirds. Wrap each cocktail wiener with a piece of bacon, secure with toothpick. Place artificial brown sugar in bowl. Dip each bacon and wiener into bowl, covering evenly. Place onto baking sheet. Bake for 15 minutes or until bacon look done.

Makes 2 to 3 dozen appetizers.