Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Yummy Wednesday - Strawberry Empanadas

You want a sweet and yummy breakfast treat? Want to impress people with a fancy-looking indulgence? Here ya go - Easy Strawberry Empanadas, from (you guessed it) The New Intercourses cookbook by Hopkins and Lockridge... FAB-U-lous!Easy Strawberry Empanadas

6oz cream cheese, room temperature
4 tbsp light brown sugar, divided
2/3 cups coarsely chopped strawberries (fresh or frozen)
1 (8 count) package refrigerated crescent rolls
2 tbsp unsalted butter, melted

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Blend the cream cheese and 2 tablespoons of the brown sugar in a bowl. Fold in the strawberries.

Unfold the crescent roll dough into 4 rectangles, smoothing the dough together along the diagonal dotted line. Divide the strawberry mixture among the 4 pieces, spooning onto the bottom half of the rectangle. Fold the dough over and crimp the edges with your fingers or the tines of a fork.

Bake the rolls for 10 to 12 minutes, or until golden brown. Brush the cooked empanadas with melted butter, and dust with the remaining brown sugar before serving.


Things I am thankful for today:

1. I'm caught up with the blog! Yeah!
2. Going in to work a little later today. So nice.
3. Some good meetings at work today - good ideas, fun people!
4. Getting home early and going out to dinner at San Pedro - our favorite!
5. Coconut scallop pasta - my new favorite at our restaurant. Mmm...
6. Going for a walk when I thought I was too tired. Good idea.
7. Our driveway got sealed today - looks nice!
8. Going out of town tomorrow. Visiting friends in Illinos - so fun!
9. My camera is getting fixed... so there won't be new pictures for a couple of weeks... but it will be MUCH better when it comes back!
10. The sound of crickets - a nice summer evening.


Beth said...

Thank you for updating your blog! lol! (don't look at mine!) I need to get busy on mine!

Can you give me more info on the Themarest Mats? They may bring the camping joy back to me...

AND...that recipe looks yummy!

Emily said...

I LOVE Strawberry Empanadas. They are divine. :) Good one, Megan!

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