Cucumber Feta Rolls [Holiday Recipe Exchange] Appetizers and Snacks , Holiday Recipes , Recipe Exchange | 32 comments I don’t know about the rest of you, but I really feel like the Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday season snuck up on me this year. It seems busier than ever and I’m not sure why. Maybe because my kids are getting older, which means more to do, and there was a bit of traveling during November to keep us on our toes. I can hardly believe Christmas is less than 2 weeks away.
TWO POSTS IN TWO DAYS??? Yeah, don’t get used to it. Again, being Mrs. Responsible and putting up some Super Bowl related yummies for you to make. I made these for My Brother-In-Laws little birthday shin-dig. I was afraid they were a bit fancy and wouldn’t get eaten, but to my surprise, everyone loved them.
I know that foods differ by region , ethnicity and family. This is one of those dishes that seem to be a regional favorite and family specific. This little delight is something I was introduced to the first time I went to a family reunion for The Good Husband. If you can't tell what it is, it is cream cheese, Budding Beef and pickles. My family served something similar but our version was cream cheese, salami and green onion.
To make these ‘chips’ sliced zucchini is dredged in milk and coated with a seasoned Parmesan and bread crumb mixture then oven-fried to a lovely shade of golden brown. Crunchy on the outside and creamy in the middle, they are an excellent stand-in for french fries or onion rings. The cool basil dipping sauce is the perfect complement to the hot chips! It’s rich and creamy with a sweet pop of basil that is also good on burgers. Last summer was the first time I fully embraced eating zucchini. My entire life I had run away from it under the guise I didn’t like it.
Today, class, it being late July and all, we’re going to examine our zucchini facts: •Zucchini is always at the end of any A-to-Z food list; •Zucchini and fruitcake are the undeserving targets of many a joke; •The zucchini plant literally grows like a weed, making it absolutely ubiquitous in vegetable gardens across America; •And for that reason, enterprising cooks have discovered ways to turn it into muffins, and cake, and pancakes, and… Baked Zucchini Sticks. You know that onion appetizer that came into bloom back in the late ’80s? Outback Steakhouse claims it invented the “Bloomin’ Onion” back in 1988, and it wasn’t long before quasi-fast food restaurants adopted it as the hottest appetizer since artichoke dip baked in a bread bowl.
I love frozen fruit, and I adore yogurt. Put the two together, and you get this yummy snack! Don't these look so good (idea found here )? You can make them by dipping strawberries (halved or whole) in vanilla yogurt (Greek might be best, because it's thicker), then putting on a sheet pan lined with parchment or wax paper and freezing. Voila: Yogurt-covered strawberries! P.S.