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this is the 2nd edition of what was originally titled “finger food rules!”
2nd edition because…when trying to edit a photo I inadvertently deleted the entire post. [[GAHHH!!]]
holy frustration, batman. 
the cat was definitely judging me as I threw my technology-tantrum. 

If this was a live cooking show we’d definitely have a couple #$&@’s to bleep out 
+ would have to go to an immediate commercial break. 

but as they say in the biz… 
[breathe]

…Annnd we’re back!

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some snap-shots from a cozy + chilly weekend [it snowed!!]



 stayed warm by the fire ;)
mom + I enjoyed a little local hibachi and cocktails




The Mr. got home from his NC soccer tourney just in time for FOOTBALL on Sunday. 
[a moment of silence for Raven’s fans…] 
we started a mini tradition this football season.
it’s a little ditty we like to call FOOTBALL DINNERRRR!! [said in an echoing manly voice]
it’s pretty simple. 
only one rule applies.
FINGER FOOD ONLY! 
finger food + football = couch potato laziness at its best!


here’s what I came up with this weekend…




The Perfect Guac
[seriously, I’ve tried a lot of guacamole in my day]


Ingredients:

  • 4 avocados
  • 2 tbsp chili garlic sauce
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • s + p
  • 1 tbsp celery salt
Directions:
  1. Cut and spoon out avocados into a medium sized bowl. 
  2. Mash with a fork until smooth[ish].
  3. Add remaining ingredients and stir until well-blended. 
  4. Grab your favorite chip and go in for a dip! boom! 

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Ranch-Cheeseburger Crescent Roll-Ups
:crescent rolls make for a fabulous foundation when coming up with creative finger foods:


Ingredients:

  • 1 can Pillsbury Crescent Rolls
  • 1/2 lb [lean] ground turkey
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup baby spinach
  • 2 tbsp [light] ranch dressing  
  • 1 egg [for wash]
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp worchestershire
  • s + p
Directions:
  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Brown meat in pan over medium heat.
  3. Add garlic powder, worchestershire, and s+p to season.
  4. Remove from heat and empty meat into a medium-sized bowl. 
  5. Stir in ranch dressing and set to the side.
  6. Line a cookie sheet with foil and grease with non-stick cooking spray. 
  7. Pop open crescent rolls and lay them out on the cookie sheet.
  8. Begin layering each flat roll with 1-2 spinach leaves, 1 tbsp of meat mixture, and a sprinkling of cheese. Repeat on each crescent roll. 
  9. Carefully roll up each one. Trial and error worked best for me. [they do not have to look perfect!]
  10. Brush egg wash onto each roll-up. 
  11. Place in oven and bake for 9-11 minutes.
  12. Watch carefully! Remove when golden brown. [thank you, egg wash!]
  13. Let cool for 2-3 minutes before devouring :)  


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check out my latest pinterest experiment.
they say you can re-use and re-grow your old {mushy} green onions.
snip off the old bits and submerge the roots in water.
place by a sunny window + watch grow. {apparently}
we shall see-stay tuned! 
xoxo
m4s0n501
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