Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Last minute dinner

Today was a scorcher here in AZ. So I decided to do something that wouldn't require a whole lot of kitchen time. Enter the salad and roll for dinner. It was yummy. The red onions in it were a bit strong so maybe next time i'll use about half of what is called for, otherwise it was really good!!

1 bag of your favorite salad greens (I just used lettuce since that's what I had on hand)
6 medium plum tomatoes (I used a can of fire roasted diced tomatoes)
1 can (11 oz) corn with peppers, drained
2 C cubed ham, cooked
1/4 C red onion
2 C shredded cheese

1 C mayo or salad dressing
1/4 C taco sauce or 1/2 taco seasoning packet
2 tbsp honey

In a large bowl spread salad greens. Top with remaining ingredients except the cheese.
Mix up dressing and drizzle over salad. Top with cheese.
Refrigerate for 3-5 hours.

Knotty Garlic Rolls (these are a no-brainer-so ridiculously easy and quick too!)

1 can refrigerated bread sticks with garlic spread

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Cut strips in half and roll out until several inches in length. Twist up dough until it resembles a knot. Place on a greased cookie sheet and spread the garlic butter liberally on each piece.
Bake for 13-15 minutes.

My VERY picky eater ate this like it was going out of style. If that means anything. I hope you enjoy it!

Bite Size Monte Cristo

I love, love, love, Monte Cristo sandwiches!! So when I found this recipe I just had to try it. I changed a few things to cater to my family, and the end result was a HUGE success. We had this as a main dish with some veggies on the side. It can also be used as an appetizer.
I hope you enjoy it!

1 egg
2 tbsp milk
1 can refrigerated crescent roll dough
16 thin slices of your favorite deli meat
16 cubes cheddar cheese
powdered sugar
maple syrup, if desired

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Grease a cookie sheet with non stick spray.
  • Beat egg and milk until well mixed.
  • Unroll the dough, seperate into 2 sections (rectangles), seal all perforations. Cut each rectangle into 8 strips.
  • Fold each slice of meat in half and add cube of cheese to each dough slice. Wrap dough around both and seal edges making sure that they are completely sealed.
  • Brush top and sides with egg mixture. Place on greased cookie sheet.
  • Bake for 10-14 minutes or until golden brown. Sprinkle with powdered sugar. Cool for 2 minutes, remove from cookie sheet. Dip in syrup if you'd like.
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