Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Guest food

Hello there - it's time we talk about food again.  Over the weekend, we had guest, Dave, stay at our home and help us with harvest.  Wait - that's how we treat our guests.....we make them work?!?  Actually, Dave is a guest, but more than that, he is our cousin and we LOVE when he comes to help us.  He's been helping on the farm since he was just a kid.  He grew up in the city, but his heart is in the country.  Now what does all this Dave talk have to do with food.

It's great to have guests, cousins, farm help come and stay because I get to cook.  Okay, I cook all the time, but when guests come, I get to cook for more than two people.  It's not easy cooking for two people because I'm used to cooking for harvest crews - you guessed it - we eat a lot of leftovers.  It's so awesome when I can cook for guests because number one - they tell you they appreciate it (not that my dear hubby doesn't - it's just...yeah) and not that I need the appreciation, but darn it feels good!  Number two - more than two people, no leftovers.

Stepping out of my comfort food zone, I'm out to try new recipes.  This one is absolutely fabulous and I had to share.  It is not my creation, but that of quilting/stitchery friend, Karen Perry.  Guest/cousin/farm help Dave even wanted the recipe.  Whoa - that's way cool, so he's guest/cousin/ farm help/chef!

I'm sending you to Karen's blog post for the recipe and her great decorating style.  I believe she's my new idol!

My Yellow Farmhouse - stroll through her home to the end of the page and that's where you'll find the recipe for Savory Italian Rounds

Here's my version...


Savory Italian Rounds
  • 2/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup regular mayonnaise - do not substitute low fat or fat free
  • 1/4 dried basil
  • 1/8 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/8 tsp garlic salt
  • 1/8 tsp dried oregano
  • dash onion salt
  • 1 tube  of refrigerator buttermilk biscuits - I used the Pillsbury Grand biscuits
In a bowl mix together the mayo, cheese and spices.  Remove biscuits from the package and let sit on ungreased backing sheet for about 5 minutes to warm up a bit - flatten each one into about a 4" round.  Spread a tbsp of the cheese mixture on each biscuit within 1/2 inch of the edge.  Bake at 400 for 10 - 13 minutes.  Serve.  These would be great with soups, stews or salads.  Yummy and easy and something you can have ready to go quickly.   

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