From our Food Goddess, TaMara:
I am still fighting this cold, I’m chasing after a 105 lb willful puppy, I’m buried by mortgage paperwork, and suddenly it’s time for the Super Bowl and the recipe exchange. So I had no choice but to pull out a classic recipe exchange, my favorite snacks, tortilla pinwheels. From 2012:
It’s that time again. Super Bowl Sunday, when you sit down to stuff your face with favorite snack foods, drink beer and watch the Super Bowl Commercials. I think there is some football in there somewhere.
You can’t go wrong with nachos – easy and easy to pile high with your favorites ingredients.
Here’s rather healthy (?) version: Black Bean and Corn Nachos, recipe here.
And I think Chili is always a crowd-pleaser, so a variety can be found here.
And for the animal lovers, Bixby puts down his tug ball long enough to update on his life to date.
I’ll never turn down nachos, or pizza for that matter, but when I was thinking about favorite party foods, tortilla pinwheels came up pretty quickly. So many things you can do with them. Four variations follow.
Now it’s your turn, what are you planning on making this Sunday and more importantly what beer are you serving? Who has the best recipe for hot wings, a football must have food?
Tonight’s featured recipes, a variety of flavors, but don’t let that limit you:
Basic Tortilla Pinwheels
1 (8 ounce) package whipped cream cheese
10 (10 inch) flour tortillas
1/2 cup green onions, chopped
1/4 cup black olives, chopped (optional)
3/4 cup chopped ham slices
You spread the ingredients on the tortillas, roll them up and slice them into 1 inch pinwheels. Couldn’t get much easier.
So how do we add some dazzle? Flavored tortillas and a variety of fillings.
Here are some ideas I had:
Jalapeño & Cilantro Tortillas and Black Bean Tortillas
Sliced green chilies
Shredded cheddar cheese
Roasted Red Pepper Tortillas and Sun-dried Tomato & Basil Tortillas
Cream cheese mixed with crushed roasted garlic
Plain Tortillas and Whole Wheat Tortillas
All-fruit style strawberry preserves
Crushed red pepper flakes
The list is endless, limited only by your creativity.
That’s it for this week. Next week I’ll try and put something together for Valentine’s Day. – TaMara