Sunday, March 31, 2013

Origami Owl Snacks

Recently, a friend of mine and her daughter hosted an Origami Owl party.  If you haven't heard of Origami Owl, you should check out this website:
I'll be placing a catalog order in April if you'd like to order.

At the party, one of the foods that was served was Cream Cheese Cinnamon Roll Ups with Caramel Sauce.  The roll up recipe came from Pinterest and the Caramel Sauce was my friend's recipe.  Since it's her recipe, I won't post it unless she gives me the OK.  I knew once I tasted them, I would be making them myself.  Today is Easter and it's one of the dishes I'm taking to our family celebration.  They're even good without the caramel sauce.

Happy Easter!!

 Cream Cheese Cinnamon Roll Ups

20 slices homemade style white bread, crusts removed
8 oz package cream cheese, softened
1 large egg
1 cup sugar, divided
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/4 cup butter, melted

Heat oven to 350. Roll out bread slices with a rolling pin until flattened; arrange on work surface.Beat together cream cheese, egg and 1/4 cup sugar. Combine remaining 3/4 cup sugar and cinnamon in a shallow bowl or pie plate.  Divide cream cheese mixture onto bread, spreading about 1 level tablespoon on each. Roll up bread to enclose filling.  Brush rolls all over with butter and roll in cinnamon sugar mixture. Arrange on prepared baking sheets.  Bake until the rollups begin to puff, 15 to 18 minutes. Serve warm.

Monday, March 25, 2013

Breakfast for Dinner

I knew today was going to be a busy day because after work I had physical therapy.  This usually puts me home later than usual so I planned ahead.  Last night I pre-cooked the sausage and put it in my little chopper.  It was ready to be turned into gravy when I got home.  All I had to do was add eggs, toast, and grits and dinner was complete!  You can replace the toast with biscuits and it's even better.

Sausage Gravy

3 Tb. oil
2 Tb. flour
Salt & pepper to taste
1 cup milk
1 roll of cooked sausage

Cook and finely chop sausage before starting.  Mix oil, flour, salt and pepper in a pot and brown.  Add milk and sausage.  Stir and mix well until thickened.  If the gravy becomes too thick, add a little water and stir.