Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Recipe Swap- Appetizers

So I started a recipe swap with some family and friends. Everyone brings a sample for everyone to try and then the recipe for everyone to take home. This was the first month and it turned out nice. There were 6 people there. I was hoping for more, but hopefully it was because other plans and not because people aren't interested.

For those that couldn't come here are the recipes. Everything was delicious!

Pigs in a Blanket
Brought be Karen

1 pound uncooked small sausage links
2 (8oz) cans crescent rolls
1/2 C mustard
1/2 C mayo
2 T honey

Prep: Cook sausage inj skillet on Med-high heat for 10 minuets. Drain on paper towel. Divide rolls into triangles. Place link in center and roll up. Place on baking sheet.

Bake 350 Degrees for 10-15 minutes

Stir together mustard, mayo and honey, serve with rolls.

Gibson Chicken Taquitos
Brought by Courtney

2 Chicken breasts, shredded or you can use the canned stuff
1t chili powder
2 scoops sour cream
2 can diced green chilies
1/2t garlic powder
a dash of salt
cheese (I just winged it)
Flour tortillas (20 fajita size)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Mix all ingredients in a bowl (reserve some cheese to sprinkle on top)
Put about 1/4 C or mixture on tortilla (amount varies depending on how big you want them)
Roll tortillas up. To secure place a toothpick in them or put seam side down.
Bake for 15 minutes, sprinkle cheese on top and bake an additional 3-5 minutes
Serve with your favorite toppings.

BLT Rollers
Brought by Amy

4oz. cream cheese, softened
1/4 C mayo
8 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
1/2 C chopped tomatoes
4 flour tortillas (8 inch)
1/2C shredded romaine lettuce

Mix cream cheese & mayo. Add bacon & tomatoes. Spread onto tortillas. Top with lettuce. Roll tightly and cut diagonal.

Almond-Bacon Cheese Crostini
Brought by Barbara

1 French bread baguette (1lb) cut into 36 slices
2 C shredded monterey jack cheese
2/3C Mayo
1/2C sliced almonds, toasted
6 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
1 green onion
dash salt
additional almonds (optional)

Place bread slices on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake at 400 degrees for 8-9 minuets or until lightly browned.
Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine cheese, mayo, almonds, bacon, onion and salt. Spread over bread. Bake 7-8 minutes until cheese is melted. Sprinkle with additional almonds. Serve warm.

Yields: 3 dozen

Spinach Dip
Brought by Tiffany

4 Cups Dip/ Prep Time:10 minutes/ Chill Time: 2 hours

1Pkg (10 oz.) frozen chopped spinach, cooked, cooled, and squeezed dry
16oz sour cream
1C Mayo
1 Pkg Knorr vegetable recipe mix
8oz can water chestnuts, drained and chopped (optional)
3 green onions, chopped (optional)

Combine all ingredients and chill about 2 hours. Serve with your favorite dippers.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Updates and Leslie Family Reunion...

Ugh... I hate having to do this. Why can't I just stay on top of this so I don't have to do a HUGE post to catch everyone up, and by everyone I mean the one person who actually reads this...

So back to November. It was the Leslie Family Reunion (I think I promised to do a post on that.) It was a lot of fun. It was different with Ryder I couldn't just go off and play I had to make sure he wasn't getting into trouble. Luckily Ryder has a Pampa that always wants to play with him.
Pampa took Ryder on the swings and Ryder loved it!

There are a few traditions we have at these reunions.
#1. Volleyball!

#2 The Train...

Ryder enjoyed watching the kids go...

Until it was his turn...

Luckily we were able to bribe him with a ball. No hard feelings Papa!
The train is always a huge hit with the kids

Ryder was fine when cousin Brittney took him. Maybe he just wanted to sit in the front.

Tradition #3 Papa's birthday.
We always have the reunion the Saturday after Thanksgiving and My Grandpa (and Chase's) Birthday is the 26th. Every year someone mentions my Grandpa's birthday, he hates it! This year the reunion actually landed on his 85th birthday. Happy Birthday Papa!

This year they had some balls and stuff for the kids to play with, Ryder had a fun time at his First Leslie Reunion!

Happy Birthday to you too Daddy:)