Recipe for New Year’s Eve

Inspiration for our patterns come to us from so many places – and so do our favorite recipes. We’re hoping that you’ll use some of these favorites to celebrate all that this past year has brought you as well as the potential you see for the coming year.

Veggie Pizza

The origins of this one are a little blurry. In fact the ingredients often get blurry to one of us – every year one sister makes the annual phone call to get the forgotten details from the other sister. It’s almost a holiday tradition.

1-2 containers of crescent rolls – depending on the size of your pizza stone or cookie sheet

Spread the crescent rolls out on the oiled pizza stone or cookie sheet. Bake at 350 for 5-10 min. Cool.

Beat together: Please, sister, fill in the blanks because I’ve forgotten this part and I can’t find my recipe…

The other sister says: Not too worry. I found mine. – Beat together 8 oz cream cheese + 1 C mayo + 1/2 tsp. onion powder + 1 tsp dill weed + 1/2 tsp garlic salt and spread over the cooled crust.

Top with finely chopped veggies: carrots, broccoli, radishes, cucumber, red peppers. Chill before cutting into squares or triangles.

Mini-meatballs

How did these come to be? We aren’t really sure, but we both agreed that our mom passed it along to us when we were newly married.

Combine: 1 egg          2 T from an envelope chili mix       1/2 c water       1/2 C cornmeal        1/2 tsp salt          1 1/2 lbs ground beef    Shape into balls. Arrange on a baking sheet. Bake at 450 for 10-15 min. Place in a chafing dish with 2 C tomato juice, the rest of the chili mix and 2 T lemon juice.  Heat to simmering.

 

Jalapeno chicken bacon wrap

Our friend, a chef, produced these for one daughter’s wedding reception. Our dad loved them so much he created his own version. Think of that – a Marine, a cowboy, a preacher and (at age 85) a chef!

 Flatten chicken breasts a little. Add seeded jalapenos. Roll up into rolls and wrap them in bacon. Bake at 425 for 10-15 min.

Sharon’s Cheesy Ham Dip

The Red Hen Quilting Bee girls are a fun group and every time I’m with them, I come home with great tips – some for the sewing studio and some for the kitchen.

3 slices of ham (can be smoked)

8 oz of cream cheese

1/4 C Parmesan cheese

1 C grated cheddar cheese

1/2 C red bell peppers

1/4 C chopped green onion

Blend until smooth. Bake @ 350 for 20 min. Serve with crackers or veggies.

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