Monday, December 19, 2016

Veggie Bites (cool veggie pizza)

2 cans crescent rolls, patted out onto a cookie sheet, seal the cut pieces, and bake until done

Mix together:
2 blocks cream cheese, softened
3/4 cup mayonnaise
1 package dry ranch dressing

Spread over cooled crust.

In food processor or chopper, finely chop...
About 1/3 head broccoli florets
About 1/3 large bell pepper
Small handful matchstick or shredded carrots
You can add green onion or whatever other veggies but you want dry ones that aren't going to be too juicy.  The goal is to have about 1 cup chopped veggies.

Sprinkle this mixture over cream cheese mixture.

Finely grate 3/4 cup cheddar cheese and sprinkle over the veggies.

Cut and serve!

* Cut into thin triangles to resemble Christmas trees.

Martha Washington Balls

2 pounds powdered sugar
2 sticks salted butter, melted (no substitutes)
1 cup well packed coconut
2 cups finely chopped pecans
1 can sweetened condensed milk
2 teaspoons vanilla or maple flavoring
1/8 teaspoon salt

Mix together well.  Roll into balls, freeze until firm.

2 bags chocolate chips
2/3 block paraffin, grated finely

Melt in a glass or metal bowl over simmering water, dip candies, dry on wax paper.

 I do one bag chocolate chips and 1/3 block paraffin first and add more as necessary.