Saturday, December 22, 2007

Christmas Snacks!

Man are the holidays upon us! This week has been a tough one, Heath was sick and then Jacob and now I'm on the living edge of the same! Before the sick set in, I hit the kitchen to throw together a few snacks for tomorrow at my mom's house. All the Roarks and all the Johnsons (my mom's family) will get together to eat until we're ill and then play dirty santa.

I'm making:

My sister in law Kim made these last night and of course, one to steal a's my version

about 30 BABY BELLA MUSHROOMS. cook and drain 1 lb GROUND SAUSAGE and add 3 blocks of cream cheese. Season mixture with UBON'S SEASON'TUP AND UBON'S MEAT MARINADE. Stuff cheese mixture into mushrooms and throw a few teaspoons of butter in the bottom of the pan and bake.

I made this up after some serious thoughts. I thought it would end up more like a cheesestraw, but it didn't. It ended up tasting like a buttered biscuit with jelly. not too bad.

2 sticks of BUTTER, 1/3 cup of SUGAR go into the mixer and beaten until fluffy. Add 2 EGG YOLKS and incorporate. add 1 teaspoon of SALT, 1 teaspoon of UBON'S SEASON T'UP, 2 cups of AP FLOUR, 1/4 teaspoon of BAKING POWDER and mix. Make sure you push down the sides of the mixture to ensure even mixing. add 2 CUPS OF SHREDDED CHEESE. mix well. Roll into 1 inch balls and push a thumbprint into the ball of dough. Into the little dimple, add a dab of HOMEMADE JELLY. I'm using some strawberry peach that one of Heath's patients made. Bake at 350 for about 15 minutes.

I had some of the mushroom filling left over so i added some chopped basil and some olive tempanade and turned it into a cheeseball. not too shabby for leftovers

One more

2 cans of ARTICHOKE HEARTS chopped. 2 blocks of CREAM CHEESE, 1 package of shredded MOZZERELLA. add some of your favorite seasonings and bake for about 20 minutes at 350. Serve with crackers, toasts, or pita chips.

If I don't post before Tuesday, hope your Christmas is beautiful!

1 comment:

wanda1234 said...

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