Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Fun Food For Festive Feasting - Recipe 1

I don't know what it is about this time of year that makes me want to eat strange little foods on cute colorful plates with matching napkins, but I DO! I love cutesy little appetizers during the holidays because they're usually so different from every day food. They can make any occasion more fun, whether shared with a large group of family and friends or during a cozy evening with your honey. Perhaps these lovely little morsels evoke a scene of some luxurious cocktail party from a favorite movie or maybe they just put us more in a celebratory mood. Whatever it is, I find their decadence delightful!

We often have an hors d' ouvres night during the holidays, usually for our at home New Years Eve dinner, since we generally don't go out. While scouring the Internet looking for this year's menu, I decided, "why not share?" So, for the next several days, I'll be posting an appetizer recipe for your eating enjoyment (I may even sneak in a sweet or two and perhaps a drinkie-poo!)



ARTICHOKE AND SPINACH SWIRLS (PepperidgeFarms.com)
Ingredients
·        1 pkg. (17.3 ounces) Pepperidge Farm® Puff Pastry Sheets, thawed
·        1/2 cup mayonnaise
·        1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
·        1 tsp. onion powder
·        1 tsp. garlic powder
·        1/2 tsp. ground black pepper
·        1 pkg. (10 ounces) frozen chopped spinach, thawed and well drained
·        1 can (14 ounces) artichoke hearts, drained and chopped

Directions
1.      Heat the oven to 400°F.  Stir the mayonnaise, cheese, onion powder, garlic powder, black pepper, spinach and artichoke hearts in a medium bowl.

2.      Unfold 1 pastry sheet on a lightly floured surface. Spread half the spinach mixture on the pastry to within 1 inch of the edge. Roll up like a jelly roll.  Press the seam to seal.  Repeat with the remaining pastry sheet.

3.      Cut each roll into 20 (1/2-inch) slices, making 40 in all.  Place the slices, cut-side down, onto 3 baking sheets.

4.      Bake for 15 minutes or until the pastries are golden brown. Remove the pastries from the baking sheet and let cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes.

Thanks for dropping by! Be sure to stop in tomorrow for another tasty tid-bit!
Hugs, Leena

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2 comments:

  1. We do the same thing, Leena- have an hor'duerves sort of night-usually New Year's Eve, also. I am saving your recipe. It sounds fantastic, xo Diana

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  2. Sounds great, Diana! Isn't it fun? It's like having your own party and I've always got my own party going on inside my head LOL! Thanks for reading and Merry Christmas! Hugs, Leena

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