Sunday, May 1, 2011

From sides to entrees.....

Well, the Journey to becoming a Real Woman still continues. The first 2 finalists from the first appetizer round were announced this past Wed. Although I was pretty sure I would not see my name, I was not disappointed. I knew that my side dish and entree recipes were way more exciting than my appetizer video. So, I just took the announcement of the winners, as inspiration to come up with a phenomenal dessert. Which I think I may have accomplished, LOL. You'll have to come back and see for yourself in a few week.

For my entrees, I went with 2 types of dishes that my family loves. The first was a fun twist on lasagna, or pasta noodle bake. The addition of Garlic and Herb Philadelphia Cream Cheese, to the noodles, just brought this dish to a drool worthy level. A great way to hide veggies, I added some carrot and zucchini to my meat sauce, to bump up the nutritional value of this decadent Philly Noodle Bake.

For my 2nd recipe, I decided to take our regular Calzone to heights it's never seen before. The creamy Garden Vegetable Philadelphia Cream Cheese, just added such wonderful flavor to the goat cheese and paired perfectly with our Prosciutto, spinach and sweet caramelized onion. I think this recipe for Creamy Philly Caramelized Onion and Prosciutto Calzone, is my best recipe yet!

Next week is dessert week and I have a few tricks up my sleeve. Although I'm a little stressed about having so much yummy dessert in my house, all week!

1 comment:

MM said...

Good luck! I'm pulling for ya!