On the eleventh day of Christmas my true love gave to me…Eleven Pinwheels for Snacking
Oh, the hustle and bustle of the Christmas season. From busy days of shopping to numerous holiday parties to attend, it seems like by the time we actually get to enjoy it, it’s over!
I wanted to do an interesting take on pinwheels. I love crafting, don’t get me wrong, but my joy is found in cooking. I love making food for others and sharing a meal with them. There is no better feeling than to be in the company of loved ones enjoying the meal you created, with especially them in mind.
That being said, this is extremely busy time of year for everyone, so I created a simple “pinwheel” that makes a delicious and SUPER easy appetizer you can make for that after-work party, Christmas potluck with your friends, or a contribution to the Christmas dinner. This will be sure to please all who try it! I made mine for a work party and everyone loved them. I think it gives a nice variation to the common platters on platters of sweets we all tend to gorge on over the season (maybe I’m just speaking for myself??). Anyways, Ladies, I give you an original creation: The veggie pinwheel
“Christmas Veggie Pinwheel”
First thing you need to is gather all your ingredients:
- 1 block of cream cheese
- ½ cup of sour cream
- vegetables of your choice (I used carrots, broccoli, and bell peppers)
- a pack of soft flour tortillas
Okay, so now that we have everything out and available, (minus the couple spices used in the cream cheese mixture) you’re going to make your cream cheese mixture first! First we need to soften the cream cheese. I usually just pop the whole block in the microwave for about 30 seconds or so, and it works just fine!
Next, you’re going to add ½ of a cup of sour cream to the softened cream cheese. Mix well to combine the two, then we add our spices and herbs.
You will need:
- 2 tablespoons (or more if you like) of dill weed
- ¼ of a teaspoon EACH of onion powder and garlic powder
Now, I’m sure it goes without saying, but it’s important to know that cooking powder and salt are two totally different things! I learned that lesson the hard way and want to make sure that no one makes the mistake I did!
Combine the spices with the sour cream and cream cheese, and set aside. The next couple of steps are super easy!
Chop all veggies to bite sized or smaller if possible. Open your flour tortillas up and lay flat on plate, spread a tablespoon, maybe more depending on size and then arrange vegetable in center of the tortilla, much like you would when making a taco!
Doesn’t it look delicious already? Now, to roll this up all you need to do, is go from “wide end to wide end” and roll it up like a burrito! It will stay attached because of the cream cheese. Also, if you are wanting to gauge how many to make, one tortilla roll makes about three to five pinwheels, I used five soft tortillas for a party of 11 people. Several people had more than one, and I still had maybe one or two left over, so this is great for a larger-sized party!
Now once you’ve rolled your tortillas, put them in a container and stick them in the fridge for 30 minutes, up to one hour (depending how soft your cream cheese is) to let the mixture harden back up. It helps them stay fresh as well as keep their shape.
After chilling, take them from the refrigerator (I would do this right before you about to serve them) and cut into 1 inch pieces, then arrange them on a serving tray and enjoy!
See? Super easy!
Ladies, try to remember through all the craziness the reason of the season, and who were celebrating. Presents are great, but don’t let the stress of finding a perfect gift overshadow the joy of giving. Giving is not only limited to a wrapped package! We have hearts to give love, words to give comfort, and so much more. I love giving the gift of a delicious meal or recipe, and I hope you ladies enjoy my veggie pinwheels and cherish this wonderful time of year.
Merry Christmas, Beloveds!