Holiday season is right around the corner, so I'm rolling up my sleeves to try out some appetizer recipes. The annual Friendsgiving celebration is always a great place for a recipe test run. Last year I made sweet potato cupcakes and this year I opted for a more savory bite: pastry + bacon wrapped asparagus!

Let's start off with the list of ingredients:
- pastry sheets
- bacon*
- asparagus
- olive oil
- spices (sea salt, garlic powder, pepper)

* If you're feeling fancy, cue Iggy Azalea, swap out the bacon for prosciutto OR use a tasty cheese for vegetarian guests.

I like to boil the asparagus to make sure it'll be tender. Since the bottom of the stem is always harder, I also cut off the bottoms after boiling.

While boiling the asparagus, I prep the pastry dough by cutting it into thin strips with kitchen shears. (I found that the bacon was too thick so I cut it in half length wise.)

Once it is all set, let's get to wrapping! 

My wrap procedure
  1. Secure the pastry strip at the end of the asparagus
  2. Layer the bacon underneath the pastry strip
  3. Wrap them together around the asparagus 
  4. Secure the other end of the pastry dough

Brush or spray some olive oil on a cooking sheet before placing the wrapped asparagus. Once placed on the sheet, brush them with olive oil and sprinkle with spices.

I left them in the oven at 375 ° until the dough started to become a golden color (approximately 15 minutes).

From all of us Chicago ladies, we wish you a Happy Thanksgiving!

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