Friday, November 5, 2010

Friday Foodday

You know what day it is! Friday Foodday!  Thanks to everyone who sent in recipes.  If you ever want to be a part of FF just comment, tweet, or email me your recipe.  

Have a great weekend!

Spinach Rolls
c/o Sara!
-Tortillas (bonus homemade tortilla recipe below for the adventurous)
-Lots of spinach
-Cheese, sliced into thin-ish cubes. Cheese can be whichever you like.... Jack, gouda, etc would be my choice.
-Spicy mustard

Wash your spinach and shred it into smaller pieces, take the stems out. Spread some spicy mustard on a tortilla, then put the desired amount of cheese inside. Be sure to only put it on one side so that rolling the tortilla will be easier. Put a healthy dose of spinach on top. Roll up the tortilla. Slice each tortilla into smaller pieces and spear with a toothpick. Very quick to make and makes a great snack for parties!

Bonus tortilla recipe:
These can be made within half an hour and taste great! 
4 cups flour
2 tsp baking powder
2 tsp salt
4 tsp olive/vegetable oil
1 1/2 -2 cups warm water

Sift together flour, salt and baking powder. With a fork or pastry cutter, mix the oil into the dry ingredients until it is the consistency of couscous. Add warm water a bit a time and mix/knead until you have a soft, dry ball of dough. Cover and let sit for at least 10 minutes. Sitting is very important! Tear off pieces of dough about the size of a McDonalds hamburger patty and roll on a floured surface until very thin. Heat a skillet on medium-high and place the rolled the tortilla on the heated skillet. Large air bubbles should appear in the dough. When bubbles appear, flip and cook until both sides are done. Place on a plate inside a plastic bag to retain moisture while cooking the rest.

c/o Stephanie Cooks
3/4 cup flour
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
3/4 cup whole milk
1 egg, lightly beaten
1/2 tsp. Italian seasoning
1/4 tsp. garlic/onion powder blend 
4 ounces mozzarella cheese, shredded (about 1 cup)
1/2 cup pizza sauce

Directions:Preheat oven to 375o. Grease a 24-cup mini muffin pan.

In a large bowl, whisk together the flour and baking powder; stir in the milk and egg.

Stir in the cheese and seasonings and let stand for 10 minutes.

Stir the batter and divide among the mini-muffin cups. Bake until puffed and golden, about 25 minutes.
Microwave the pizza sauce until warmed through.  Serve the puffs with the pizza sauce for dipping.

Beer Cheese Soup
c/o THE BF
1/3 Cup Butter
1/3 Cup Flour
1 ½ Cups Carrots, finely diced
1 ½ Cups Onion, finely diced
1 ½ Cups Celery, finely diced
2 Cloves Garlic, minced
Kosher Salt
Fresh Cracked Pepper
2 Cups Beer
3 Cups Chicken Broth
4 Cups Whole Milk
6 Cups Sharp Wisconsin Cheddar Cheese, grated
1 Tablespoon Dijon Mustard
1 Teaspoon Worcestershire Sauce
Chives (garnish)
Crumbled Bacon (garnish)

Melt butter in a Dutch oven over medium heat. Add flour and whisk constantly for 4 – 5 minutes to create a light roux, about the color of a dull penny. Next, add carrots, onion, and celery; sauté until tender, about 7 – 9 minutes. Add garlic, a few dashes of Tabasco, and season with kosher salt and fresh cracked pepper. Slowly add the beer and chicken broth, stir and bring mixture to a slow boil. Add milk, and return to a slow simmer, stirring often. Reduce heat to low; fold in the cheese, mustard, and Worcestershire. Stir until all of the cheese is completely melted – soup should be rich and creamy. Serve.

Spaghetti a la Philly
c/o M&SJ&C

  • 3/4 lb spaghetti, cooked as directed on the package
  • 1 lb. lean ground beef
  • 1 jar spaghetti sauce (I used Hunt’s Traditional. I love Hunt’s products.)
  • 4 oz. Philadelphia Cream Cheese, cubed
  • 2 Tbsp. grated Parmesan cheese
Brown meat in a large skillet, then drain and return meat to skillet.
Stir in spaghetti sauce and cream cheese; stir frequently, and cook on low for 3-5 minutes, or until sauce is well blended and heated through.
Add cooked spaghetti to sauce; mix lightly. Top with Parmesan cheese.


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