Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Drunken Smokies

When Tim and I began looking for a house in the neighborhood we moved into last October, one of the things I really liked about it was the real community it is. We have a very active homeowners association and lots of neighborhood activities. I was thrilled to find there is a monthly BUNCO group. I played BUNCO years ago with a great group of girlfriends in Kansas City, if you haven't played it's what we always called an excuse game. An excuse for a bunch of women to get together and talk!

I joined our BUNCO group the first month after we moved in. I was welcomed with open arms, everyone is so friendly. This just reconfirmed what I already knew, Tim and I made a great decision moving to Riverside Lakes. December BUNCO was a pot luck and a yankee gift exchange. I was lucky enough to draw number one! I got to choose from all of the gifts, or at least the ones that hadn't already been stolen twice. I chose a high heel cake server!

It so happens Gayla who brought the cake server for the gift exchange also made a delicious appetizer, Drunken Little Smokies! I made these for Tim and I for New Year's Eve. They're a fun change from the typical BBQ Smokies.

one pack Lil' Smokies
one can cola
one cup brown sugar
spiced rum
one pack of bacon

1. Cut bacon into 2-1/2 to 3 inch strips.

2. Wrap Lil smokies in bacon; Place toothpick through center.

3. Place cup of brown sugar, Cola and rum in a saucepan over medium-low heat (until sugar has dissolved). Reduce to low heat and continue to cook until sauce thickens.

4. Preheat oven to 400°F.

5. Place Lil' Smokies on a baking sheet, brush with Sugar-Cola mixture and bake in oven until bacon is crisp.

6. Remove from oven and dip in Sugar-Cola sauce. Place in slow cooker to keep warm. ENJOY.

I am linking this to Tasty Tuesday.


  1. I love this..Thanks for the recipe..This looks mouthwatering


  2. I've never had smokies, they sure do look good!

  3. These sound yummy!

    I love it when life gives us such wonderful neighbors and friends. It is the frosting on the cupcake!

  4. Isn't it wonderful to live in a great neighborhood?

  5. Looks like a great treat, glad you're enjoying your new neighborhood:@)

  6. Your new neighborhood sounds lovely, I think you really lucked out! I have never played Bunco but it sure sounds like a good time.

    These smokies sound like something my husband would go crazy over, I am bookmarking this to make for him. I never know what to do with them other than crockpot w/ brown sugar or BBQ but he loves them and he loves bacon so I'm sure these will be a hit!

  7. Your neighborhood sounds so fun and these look like a perfect appetizer! I'm thinking Super Bowl food for sure. The hubbs loves little smokies :)

  8. I've never played BUNCO but have heard good things. I think I need to start a group to get together and play it. And eat delicious finger foods like this!


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