this has nothing to do with food…but MY GOD I WANT THIS CAT.
“Twigs” in a Blanket
Inspired by the classic “Pigs in a Blanket” recipe and my mothers Asparagus Cigars: These little nuggets consist of grilled thin asparagus, salted, wrapped in Pillsbury dough, coated with an egg wash, topped with black sesame seeds, and baked in the oven for 12 minutes. A dipping sauce on the side: a bit of mayonnaise, soy sauce, honey, and garlic powder (most compliments came from the sauce alone!). I’m proud to have provided these as a lovely appetizer for a vegetarian Christmas.
Eggs, flour, oil, and chopped spinach mixed into a batter with diced peppers, tomatoes, spices, and cheddar cheese. Plopped onto the skillet and fried into little green pancakes. Topped with black bean and corn salsa from a jar. Seriously delicious and pretty healthy too! Great way to get spinach into your diet. Popeye would be proud.
Halloween Hangover Cure
Quinoa (again) prepared in chicken broth, with sauteed asparagus, onions, and turkey bacon, mixed and topped with parmesan cheese.
Salty and delicious.
Bacon Wrapped stuffed Chicken Breast
This lovely delicacy was inspired by the Food network show Chopped. Sydney doesn’t go grocery shopping a whole lot so I had to work with what she had! And this is what I came up with:
Turkey bacon wrapped over boneless, skinless chicken breasts which were butterflied open and stuffed with gorganzola cheese and walnuts, all fried over light olive oil on the stove top. Paired with quinoa, boiled in chicken broth, and sauteed green peppers and onions.
Pretty proud of this one.