Friday, 15 December 2006

Potluck offerings

The Becka and I both prepared for potluck meals last night. Here are our simple recipes.


Large 10" wheat tortillas. Spinach or other flavoured varieties add colour. The high fiber, high protein wraps are very flexible and durable, and are tasty too.

These fillings are my favourites as they survive without getting soggy.
1. Egg salad- chopped egg held together with your favourite dressing (Miracle Whip for me)
2. Refried beans from a tin and cheese. I use a variety that has jalapeno peppers for extra zip
3. Canned Sockeye salmon ,deboned, with skin removed, and mixed with light cream cheese
4. Cream cheese, shredded cheddar cheese, shredded lettuce or other shredded vegetable

Spread filling within 1/2" of the tortilla edge.
For the refried bean filling, spread a thin layer of light cream cheese over the wrap, then a layer of beans and a couple of tablespoons of shredded cheese
Roll the tortilla up and chill in the fridge until serving time. Slice in 1" rings.

Black Forest Trifle

Swiss chocolate jelly roll, or plain chocolate cake (see this recipe)
One package prepared chocolate pudding, instant or cooked (4 serving size),
One tin cherry pie filling
Whipped cream
Chocolate curls (optional)


Use a nice glass bowl if you have one.
Cover the bottom of the bowl with a 1/2" layer of chocolate cake or jelly roll
Layer 1/2 of the pudding on top of the cake
Layer 1/2 of the cherry pie filling on top of the pudding.

Repeat layers

Top with whipped cream (1 cup of whipping cream, whipped and sweetened)
Decorate with chocolate curls of desired.
This needs to sit for several hours or overnight before serving.

Sugar cookies

This is a very easy recipe from Kraft Kitchens

Cream together

8 oz cream cheese
3/4 cup butter
1 cup sugar


2-3/4 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda

Mix dough and form into 3-4 balls. Chill in the fridge for 1/2 hour or more.
Roll out to 1/8 inch thickness, cut into shapes
Bake at 350F for 8-10 minutes, or until lightly browned
Ice cookies before serving.


3 tablespoons butter
2 cups icing sugar
2-3 tablespoons milk or cream

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