These are really pretty :)
16 fresh asparagus spears
16 slices sandwich bread, crusts removed
8 oz. cream cheese, softened
8 bacon strips, cooked & crumbled
2 Tbsp minced chives
1/4 c. butter, melted
3 Tbsp grated fresh parmesan cheese
Place asparagus in skillet w/small amount of water; cook till crisp-tender, about 6-8 min. Drain & set aside.
Flatten bread w/rolling pin. Combine cream cheese, bacon & chives; spread 1 Tbsp on each slice of bread. Top with asparagus spear. Roll up tightly; place seam side down on a greased baking sheet. Brush w/butter & sprinkle w/parmesan.
Cut roll-ups in half. Bake @ 400 degrees for 10-12 min till lightly browned.
Yield: 32 appetizers