Saturday, December 29, 2012

Cranberry and Green Onion Cheese Pinwheels

Hey everyone! Hope you are all having a wonderful holiday! Mine was great, filled with food and wine - all the best holidays are.

Now I know I should have posted this BEFORE the holidays, but things got a little crazy and well... it didn't happen so I apologize! BUT that doesn't mean it is too late to make these - just call them something different. At the holiday party I went to, they were called "Red and Green Pinwheels".

Funny how the mind works eh?

P.S. Note that I cannot take full credit for these because when I googled it... it was everywhere. So I am just sharing my variation - which includes 2 versions - fancy and student. You choose!

Cranberry and Green Onion Cheese Pinwheels
Time: 5 mins (+30 min fridge time)  CPS: $ 0.60 (4 pinwheels/half wrap)   L of D: Undergraduate

- 4 Tortilla wraps (pick the spinach ones for more green!)
- 1 pkg. of Cream Cheese
- 1/4 cup of Feta cheese
- 4 Green Onions chopped
- 1/4 cup Pistachios chopped
- 1/2 cup of Dried Cranberries
- Splash of milk

Student Version: 
- Eliminate the feta cheese and pistachios -  still equally as fabulous and your pocket will thank you.  

First thing first, allow the cream cheese to come to room temp. OR of you are impatient like moi, throw it in the microwave for 30 secs. at a time. It allows for easier mixin.

Mix all ingredients together. Splash of milk is used here to make the mixture more spreadable... this is optional if you like.

Lay out a tortilla wrap, spread the mixture out evenly and in a pretty thin layer.
Start rolling up on end, try to keep it somewhat tight.

sorry for the crappy quality
Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate until you want to serve it. I recommend putting it in the fridge for at least 1/2 hour, it makes it easier to cut.
When ready to serve, cut into finger-width pieces (should get 6-8). Use a really sharp knife or a serrated knife for easier cutting!

Aww aren't they cute?

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