Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Through the Enrichment portion of my ward's Relief Society program we have a monthly Recipe Exchange. The hostess gets to choose the theme for the evening. I love cooking, and entertaining so I couldn't ask for a more fun evening with a bunch of my girl friends and GREAT food. Tonight's theme was CHEESE. Check out the recipes I provided!
Steamed Asparagus with
Warm Goat Cheese
1 lb fresh asparagus steamed and blanched
5 oz fresh goat cheese
Panko-Japanese bread crumbs
Cut the goat cheese into discs, dredge in flour, then into Panko, Freeze for 15min. In a skillet heat 2 Tbsp olive oil over medium-high heat. Add cheese disks until browned, about 1 min per side. Serve with asparagus and lemon wedges.
Cheesy Chicken & Broccoli Bake
1 pkg (16 oz) Stuffing for chicken
1 ½ lb boneless chicken breasts, cut in 1” cubes
1 pkg (16 oz) frozen broccoli, thawed
1 can (10oz) cream of chicken soup
½ lb (8oz) Velveeta cheese cut in cubes
Heat oven to 400 degrees. Prepare stuffing as directed; set aside. Combine remaining ingredients; spoon into a 9x13” pan. Top with the stuffing. Bake 40 min or until chicken is done! You can substitute the broccoli for other frozen vegetables.
Goat Cheese Bruschetta
1 package cream cheese
1 large tube goat cheese from Costco
(sometimes I double this recipe, or change the proportions if I like)
Cream together with mixer and spread on platter.
6 chopped Roma Tomatoes (Use Roma)
2-3 cloves garlic chopped (not minced, it will be way to strong if you do mince)
One good handful of fresh basil chopped (leave out stems)
2 Tablespoons olive oil
1-2 Tablespoons balsamic vinegar (to your taste)
Let marinate for 10 minutes and then drain.
Lightly salt with coarse grained salt
Spread mixture over cheese platter. Then serve on bread.
2 French Baguette. (Buy the French kind)
Slice bread(1/2 inch or less thick) at a diagonal and brush both sides well with olive oil. Place on cookie sheet and raise rack in oven and broil on high until toasty. Quickly remove! Warning: You must keep an eye on the bread at this point because you can burn it badly very quickly. Don't leave the oven-site to do other things! Believe me I know!! Depending on your oven to toast the bread properly it will take 30 seconds to 90 seconds. You don't have to put your oven rack up to the highest rack.
Easy Fruit Dip
1 (8oz) brick of cream cheese
1 container of marshmallow fluff
Combine together and serve. Best with strawberries!!!
I can't take credit for coming up with these recipes, but I will take credit for how awesome they tasted!!!