Post # 92 Snackin’ Stuff

February 15, 2013 at 4:46 PM | Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Post # 92 Snackin’ Stuff

Okay, so now it’s time to share some quick and easy snackin’ recipes.  These are things you can keep on hand, make in just a few minutes, and are great!

1.  Greek Wrap Disks

Take a half cup of softened cream cheese of any style (regular, lo fat, no fat, etc.  Do NOT use flavored cream cheese.)  Add a couple of pinches of dried oregano, 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese of any kind, 1 2oz can of chopped black olives drained, and some chopped sun dried tomatoes.  Mix together thoroughly.  Heat two flour tortillas until soft and spread the mix evenly between the two tortillas.  Lay some very thin sliced turkey over the cheese mixture, and then add several leaves of baby spinach.  Roll the tortillas very tightly and wrap in plastic.  Chill for about fifteen minutes, then slice into six pieces.  Eat.  Yum.

2. Apple and Cheese

Chill three sweet apples.  Soften a half cup of cream cheese.  Add a quarter cup of shaved parmesan cheese and a quarter cup of white wine.  Blend thoroughly.  Core the apple down the center, creating a tube about a half inch across.  Fill the tube with cheese and chill for an hour.  Just before serving, slice the apples into wedges that contain apple and cheese.  Good stuff.

3. Taco Pockets

Warm a pita bread and cut in two, separating the pockets.  Place chopped lettuce in the bottom of the pocket, then add grated cheddar cheese, chopped cooked chicken, and top with salsa.  Eat.  Make more.  Eat more.

4. Baked Asparagus Spears

Heat oven to 425.  Clean one pound of asparagus and toss with a tablespoon of olive oil, a pinch of kosher salt, and fresh ground black pepper.  Spread into a single layer on a baking sheet and bake for ten to fifteen minutes.  Sprinkle with grated parmesan while hot and serve.

5. Kale Chips

(I got this recipe from a good friend, Rochelle D. then found it all over the web-verse.  It’s that good.)  Take one pound of kale leaves and clean them thoroughly.  Dry them well.  Toss in a bowl with olive oil and salt and pepper till well coated.  Spread the leaves on a baking sheet and place in a 425 degree oven.  Check after ten minute, and shake around.  Check every five minutes until the leaves are crispy.  Serve warm.

6. Banzo Bean Crunch

Drain one can of garbanzo beans and toss with olive oil.  Cook in a skillet over medium heat stirring frequently until beans are browned.  Stir in one tablespoon of soy sauce, and a small shake of tabasco sauce, coating the beans evenly.  Sprinkle with garlic powder and onion powder.  Transfer to a baking sheet and cook in the oven at 325 for about 20-25 minutes, stirring every ten minutes.  Cool and eat, lots of them.

7. Quesadillas

Place flour tortilla in heated skillet and spread grated cheese over the entire surface.  Add some chopped cooked chicken or steak or both, and a little bit of salsa spread throughout.  When the cheese begins to melt, fold the tortilla over onto itself and cook for another thirty seconds.  Flip the tortilla and cook for thirty seconds.  Remove and cut into wedges.  Eat immediately.

8. Mock Chocolate Mousse

Empty one large container of Cool Whip into a large bowl.  Add one box of instant chocolate pudding mix and 1/4 cup whole milk.  Blend, and continue adding whole milk until the mixture is light and frothy.  Spoon into bowls or dessert dishes.  Chill until set, about a half hour.  Get out of the way as everyone runs for the dessert.

9. Grilled Tomato and Cheese Sandwiches

Butter two slices of bread while a skillet is heating on medium heat.  Spread soft cream cheese of any type or flavor on the unbuttered side of one slice of bread.  Place tomato slices on the cream cheese, then add as many slices of other cheeses as you like.  I usually add American, Swiss, Cheddar, and Mozzarella.  Place the second slice of bread on top of the cheese with the butter side away from the cheese.  Place the sandwich in the skillet and brown the bread.  Flip the sandwich and brown the bread.  If the cheese is not completely melted, place on a baking sheet and continue cooking in the oven until the cheese is melted and bubbly.

10. Berry Mimosa

Okay, so this one is not for kids.  Get a bag of your favorite frozen berry.  I use cherries and blueberries alone or combined.  Let them thaw halfway, then remove a handful to a bowl and roughly crush them.  Put a spoonful in the bottom of a champagne glass along with some juice.  Top the glass with either champagne or sparkling water.  Serve cold.

Enjoy your snacks!

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