What’s For Dinner?
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What Can I Bring?
Perfect for: Dinner parties, cocktail parties, brunches.
Make and take: Bake ahead of time and warm in a toaster oven at your destination, or assemble them and freeze, then carry them on a baking sheet and bake at your destination.
Made famous by: Janet Slosberg Fried of Alpharetta, who got the recipe from a neighbor after trying them at a bunco party. She has since made them for a holiday party and a cocktail party.
Hands on time: 30 minutes Total time: 1 hour and 20 minutes Serves: 24
24 thick spears fresh asparagus
1 cup (2 sticks) softened butter, divided
1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
4 ounces crumbled blue cheese
24 slices white bread, crusts trimmed
Melt 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter and pour it into a small baking dish. In a mixing bowl, combine the remaining butter with the cream cheese and blue cheese. Spread the mixture evenly on one side of each bread slice (about 2 to 3 teaspoons per slice). Top each slice with an asparagus spear and roll the bread around the asparagus spear. Trim any overhanging asparagus and dip the rolls in the melted butter. Cut each roll into 4 pieces. Freeze the roll-ups until ready to use, or at least 30 minutes.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Arrange the frozen roll-ups on a baking sheet and bake until golden brown, about 15 minutes. Serve warm.
These little butter bombs are just the thing for parties --- pretty and easy to handle with your fingers. They taste good, too.