Today we will travel to Lake in the Hills to celebrate grandson Collin's birthday. I talked to my son, John, and asked what I could bring. He said that I didn't have to bring anything. I asked to talk to Collin, but he wasn't home, so John gave me his cell # and I called him. Wished him a happy birthday and then asked what he would like me to bring. He thought for just a bit and then said a veggie pizza. This seems to be my family's favorite snack food. I have made so many of them...I could do it in my sleep. Once I sprinkled an assortment of veggies mixed up and spread all over the top...that wasn't a hit...they like the veggies separated. I asked Collin what his favorite toppings were and he said green onions, and black olives. Here's the way I make a veggie pizza.
I put two pkgs of crescent rolls on a jelly roll pan. Spread them out and press together the seams...fitting it into the pan like a pie crust. Then bake it at 375 till browned.
While this is baking I mix 2 softened pkgs of cream cheese with 1 cup of mayo and lots of dill weed. When the crust is cooled I spread the cream cheese mixture over it...almost to the edge. I chill that for a couple of hours or overnight....covered loosely with foil.
Then I cut it into squares. Then the fun begins...start cutting up carrots, peppers, olives green and black, cherry tomatoes, green onions, pickles, broccoli, anything that your family likes. Then I put something different on each square across the top and down the sides until it is filled. It looks kind of like a patchwork quilt in my imagination. I sometimes sprinkle with shredded cheese or more dill weed, or fresh chopped parsley. A very pretty thing to take to a party and everyone finds something on it that they like.
I made some rice krispy treats too....only a different way. I have heard of Nutella, but I've never tried it. So, I found a recipe using it and thought I would try it out on the family.
- 4 cups mini marshmallows
- 1/4 cup butter
- 1/2 cup Nutella
- 5-6 cups rice cereal
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1/2 cup milk chocolate chips
- 1 cup Nutella
- Heat marshmallows, butter and Nutella in glass bowl in microwave. Stir every thirty seconds until smooth.
- Pour marshmallow mixture over rice cereal. Stir to coat evenly.
- Press mixture into a greases 9" X 13" pan.
- For topping, combine ingredients in a glass bowl and microwave on high, stirring every 15-30 seconds until chocolate is melted and mixture is smooth. Spread over pan of rice krispee treats.
- Chill for an hour before cutting into squares.
We tasted these and they are pretty good. I make another using peanut butter chips and chocolate chips that are actually better I think. You use a whole jar of Nutella in these so they are a bit expensive to make.
So, we are headed for an afternoon of fun with the kids.The weather is so perfect today...we had a good rain day before yesterday and things are greening up again.
Have a great day everyone,