March 9, 2008

Yummy Appetizer (recipe: Ranch Pinwheels)

Saturday night we were invited over to our neighbors for dinner. Since I don't like to show up empty handed, I made some of my Husband's favorite appetizers, Pinwheels. They are extremely simple, so they were a snap to throw together. I started making these years ago, and can't even remember where I found the original recipe. You can vary the ingredients to add pimientos or skip the green chiles all together. Depends on your taste. I think I have even seen a version of these served with salsa for dipping. They are always a hit, and I don't think I have ever seen more than 1 or 2 of them leftover afterward.


pinwheels


Updated to show the recipe in this post.



Ranch Pinwheels (aka: Mexican Pinwheels)

Ingredients
  • 8 ounces fat-free cream cheese
  • 1 package Ranch dressing mix
  • 1 bunch scallions, chopped
  • 8 ounce can black olives, sliced
  • 4 ounce can green chilies, chopped
  • 1 jar pimientos
  • 1 package 8-inch flour tortillas
Cooking Directions
  1. In a bowl, use a hand mixer to combine the cream cheese, Ranch dressing mix and scallions.
  2. On one tortilla, spread a thin layer of the cream cheese mixture, making sure to cover completely to the edges. Then sprinkle the black olives, green chiles and pimientos over it. Carefully roll up and seal the opening with the cream cheese mixture. Repeat until you don't have any cream cheese left.
  3. Refrigerate for at least 1-2 hours, overnight is better. After chilling, cut into 1/2-inch bite size pieces.



I missed a day of posting due to a lot of running around, but I did find time to visit a few of my favorite food blogs yesterday. I received quite a surprise when I was reading Megan's of Megan's Cookin entry. She tagged me for a couple of nice blog awards - E for Excellent and a You Make My Day award. I am quite flattered that she thought of me for both of these cool food blog awards. Now, it's my turn to share the fun, so I am tagging a couple of other bloggers who I enjoy reading a couple have visited me and have left some really nice comments on my posts, and another has been really helpful with ideas on getting my blog started. Please do stop by and see what they are up to, you'll find some great recipes and interesting reading!



Kevin at Closet Cooking








6 comments:

Kevin said...

Those pin wheels sound easy to make and look tasty. You could put pretty much anything in them. Thanks for the tag!

BrineS said...

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Megan said...

I must say, your blog looks good in awards! :)

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Thank you very much, Patsy!

Helene said...

I'm just reading this today. Thanks for the tag. So nice of you. Have a good day.

Lawson said...

Those appetizers are really yummy & easy to made too. Generally shop at Impromptu Gourmet for appetizers.

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