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Asparagus Roll-ups

16 fresh asparagus spears
16 slices sandwich bread, crusts removed
1 package (8 oz.)cream cheese, softened
8 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
2 tbsp. fresh or dried chives, minced
1/4 cup butter or margarine, melted
3 tbsp. grated Parmesan cheese 


Place asparagus in a skillet with a small amount of water;
cook until crisp-tender, about 6-8 minutes.
Drain and set aside. Flatten bread with a rolling pin.
Combine cream cheese, bacon and chives; spread 1 tablespoonful on each 
slice of bread. Top with an asparagus spear. Roll up tightly; place seam side down
on a greased baking sheet. Brush with butter and sprinkle with 
Parmesan cheese. Cut roll-ups in half. Bake at 400° for 10-12 minutes or until lightly browned. 

Yield: 32 appetizers