I was in the mood to party and since I’m currently a stay at home mom with a two year old, that usually entails food.🥳🍕🥟 I’ve been toying around with the idea of making sweet and savory empanadas. I’m not ambitious enough to make my own dough so enlisted a trusty can of crescent rolls. I had some leftover pineapple and a block of cheese so decided to do pineapple and cheddar as a riff on the famed southern casserole. This would be the appetizer. For savory, I used leftover taco ingredients from dinner last evening. I selected sliced peaches for the dessert version because I love peach pie.❤️🥧😋 Continue reading to see the results.🤞
First, I warmed up the meat and corn in the microwave. Then, I placed a spoonful of each at the larger end of the roll. I added a sprinkling of cheese, a dollop of salsa and simply rolled it all up.
Pineapple cheddar rolls: These probably aren’t for everyone but were right up my alley. If you like pineapple pizza you will like these. In fact, a little marinara would have made these really sing!💡🎶 I loved the sharp cheddar combined with the sweet, tangy pineapple. The best part was the melted cheddar disk that formed around it after a little bit of cheese oozed out during the baking process. These are repeats but I think that I may pizzafy them next time. 👍➕🍕
I finely cubed a few slices of cheddar and placed that with some pineapple tidbits at the wider end of the roll and sealed it up.
Peach rolls: These were the most attractive but perhaps a little bland. In hindsight, I could have finessed the peaches more by cooking them down with a little butter and cinnamon. I also should have brushed the tops with melted butter and sprinkled with cinnamon sugar. They were ok if you want a quick sweet but ultimately needed a little something more. Whipped cream would have been a good topper….🤔
First, I diced a few sliced peaches and mixed that with about a teaspoon each of sugar and brown sugar. I placed the peaches at the bigger end of the crescent roll and simply folded it over. I finished by sprinkling a little sugar on the top of each one.
I baked all of the rolls together in a 375 degree oven for 11 minutes.
In summary, a single can of crescent rolls went a very long way in providing this mom with some much needed food entertainment. The tacos shined, the pineapple cheddar pleased the senses while the peach could have used a little more work. Also, my experiment showed that appearances matter far less than what is on the inside.🤗
I can’t wait to experiment with more fillings. In fact, I may just have to keep a can on hand for all of the future crescent roll parties that I plan to host.🎊 Thanks so much for reading. Stay calm and cook on!✌️💜🍴
Mood Ring Kitchen
I’m a self teaching home cook and aspiring foodie entrepreneur. I enjoy coming up with creative ways to prepare flavorful food such as snacks, desserts and everything in between. Cooking is a way for me to challenge myself and satisfy curiosities about different ingredients.
The hope is to produce something thoughtful, memorable or every once in a while maybe even wonderful. I enjoy following my “gut” and exploring new recipes that can be comforting, exciting and nourishing. Above all else, I enjoy exploring the emotions surrounding food and writing about those experiences. 😝👩🍳👩💻