146.2...Pimento Cheese Pinwheels
First of all, Happy Birthday to me!!! I can’t wait to celebrate tonight! But first, let’s rewind. Last Sunday I went to Dina’s annual Christmas party. Everyone brings a hearty appetizer and there’s always so many yummy things to try. This year I brought Pimento Cheese Pinwheels which were a hit!
Pimento Cheese Pinwheels
Recipe from The Today Show
2 cups white cheddar cheese (shred it yourself - it makes a huge difference!)
1 cup mayonnaise
1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
6 oz. roasted red peppers, diced
1/4 cup chopped pecans
1/4 cup thinly sliced scallions or green onions
1/4 tsp. Tabasco sauce
1/4 tsp. Cajun seasoning
1/4 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
1 package frozen puff pastry, defrosted
All-purpose flour, for cutting board
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. In a large bowl, combine all ingredients.
3. Unfold one sheet of puffed pastry onto lightly floured cutting board. Roll out the pastry with a rolling pin.
4. Spread the pimento cheese about 1/2-inch thick. Roll up jelly roll style. (The log can be frozen at this point if doing ahead.)
5. Slice to make pinwheels. Place pinwheels on a greased cookie sheet. Bake until golden brown, about 25-30 minutes.
Last Friday night we went with Joe, Alicia and their kids to Ototo Sushi for dinner.
Last Saturday’s breakfast:
Mid-morning snack of yogurt and almonds:
We went to lunch at Smashburger. My husband and I shared the Baja Cobb Salad:
As well as a burger lettuce wrapped:
We learned that their burger is too messy to lettuce wrap. Lol.
The kids got haircuts then we came home to get ready for a holiday party for my husband’s YPO group. It was held at a hanger at Palomar Airport and was a 40’s USO theme. The decor was awesome but there really wasn’t a ton of food. We had to ditch the party a bit early because we were starving. We went to Bentley’s Steak & Chop House. I had a shrimp cocktail to start:
Then I had the Chilled Ahi Stack (won ton chips with ancho chili mayo, ginger wasabi aioli, diced cucumber, avocado, and cubed ahi, garnished with marinated seaweed):
This was just ok. I expected something different. Boo.
Mid-morning snack: toasted English muffin with salami and cheese:
Lunch was leftovers of cheese ravioli, turkey meatballs and zucchini:
Later on I had some cheese and crackers:
Then it was off to Dina’s Christmas party!
A sample of some of the appetizers:
Check out all the desserts!
It’s always one of my favorite parties of the year! Thank you Dina!!
I dropped the kids off a school, then went to workout with my trainer at the gym.
I came home to grab a snack before running off to a meeting.
Lunch was Urban Plates:
Later on I had this bar for a snack:
I brought the kids home from school. Dinner was tacos:
I took the kids to school, then went to the gym for run on the treadmill. For a snack when I got home, I had half a salami sandwich:
I wrapped most of my holiday gifts. Lunch was taco leftovers:
On the way to my son’s basketball game, I had a RXbar:
That evening was Bunco at Alicia’s. It was potluck so everyone signed up to bring something. Alicia provided the ham and turkey.
I brought Gulliver’s Creamed Corn:
I didn’t eat any dessert but check them all out!
It was our annual gift exchange bunco which is always a blast!
Breakfast on Wednesday:
After I took the kids to school, I went to Orange Theory, then got my nails done. Lunch was Luna Grill:
I had a bar for a snack later on on my way to a PTO meeting:
That evening we went to the Marriott Marquis for the Holiday Bowl Director’s Dinner. Our meal started with a salad:
The entree was steak and a crab cake but I guess I didn’t take a picture of it. It was pretty good actually!
Desert was cool:
Look who I got to sit next to at dinner:
Matt Leinart! I tried to be cool about it. ;)
I dropped the kids off at school and came home to get dressed. I had a snack later of an English muffin, cheese and salami:
I went to Fashion Valley mall to meet my husband and a friend. We had lunch at Blue Smoke Sushi. Miso soup:
Salmon, yellowtail and tuna nigiri:
I picked up the kids later from school. That evening I went to Davanti with some friends to celebrate my birthday. We shared a ton a delicious dishes.
Polenta & Ragu:
Prosciutto & Veal Meatballs:
Focaccia di Recco (Ligurian flatbread, soft cow’s cheese, honeycomb):
Cacio E Pepe (spaghetti, pecorino, black pepper):
Every dish was fabulous!!
What a fun night!
I had yogurt and almonds Friday morning before taking the kids to school:
I changed up the breakfast because I met my friends at Veladora at Rancho Valencia for more birthday celebrations!
Two eggs over-easy with bacon, potatoes and toast:
After breakfast I did some grocery shopping so I picked up some sushi for lunch.
Last night I celebrated my birthday with my family and Alicia and her family at Benihana!
Hibachi steak and fried rice:
This morning my daughter made me breakfast!
Pancakes and scrambled eggs! So cute!!!
Tonight is my husband’s company’s holiday party and I can’t wait to celebrate with everyone! Happy Birthday to me! ;)
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