Well, one player this week~I would have played too but we are really down to the wire here with baby coming and I'm still racing around like a madwoman. Here is a really awesome sounding submission though!
From Ian the Steadfast at The Gallumphing Gourmand:
Bacon Bundles with Noodles
4 blocks dry ramen noodles
1 can of whole water chestnuts, drained and cut in half
250g (1/2 lb) imitation crab pieces, cut into 1-inch lengths
125g (1/4 lb) bacon strips
bunch of green onions, sliced lengthwise
4 garlic cloves, minced
2 tbsp ginger, minced
1/2 C sesame paste
5 tbsp soy sauce
1/4 C chicken or fish broth
1 tbsp brown sugar
1 tbsp Louisiana hot sauce
3 tbsp sesame oil
3 tbsp balsamic vinegar
3 tbsp white wine or vermouth
6 green onions, sliced
Preheat oven to 350F.
Place one piece of chestnut and one piece of crab together and wrap with
just enough bacon to overlap slightly. Tie bundle with length of green
Place bundles on a baking sheet and bake for 40 minutes at 350F.
Cook ramen noodles in boiling water until soft, about 3 minutes. Remove
from heat, drain and keep warm in covered bowl.
For the sauce, combine all remaining ingredients in a medium-sized bowl.
Add bacon bundles and toss gently to coat.
Serve over noodles.