Monday, October 27, 2014

Friday Friend Recipe #30 -- Mexican Roll-ups

Making my way thru my Friday Friend Cookbook, one recipe at a time.

Friday Friend cookbook:   I have about 50 of my closest friends and family on an e-mail forum which I called the Friday Friends (from all over the county).  At first, most of them didn't know each other, (they knew me) but over the past 15 years, we've answered and shared silly--and serious---questions,  exchanged Secret Santa Christmas gifts,  had a dieting contest in which we paid a $1 a week and that money went to a scholarship fund for a Friday Friends son's memorial scholarship, and we went on a great vacation for my 52 birthday.

AND,  we contributed recipes for a cookbook.
Which brings me to this... recipe #30

Mexican Rollups

This is a good little appetizer.  One can hardly go wrong with anything wrapped in a tortilla.

By the way, there is nothing even slightly "Mexican" about these rollups.  Except maybe the diced green chilies.  Other than that....nope.  Nothing.

I feel as if I should change the name.

Mexican Rollups
by me/Debbie Stone

16oz cream cheese
2 4oz cans deviled ham
3 sm. cans chopped olives
1 sm jar pimentos
2 sm cans diced green chilies
2 sm cans diced jalapenos
2 pkg Ranch dressing mix
1 8oz pkg shredded cheddar
2 bunches chopped gr. onions
12 large flour tortillas

Combine the first 9 ingredients and mix well.  Divide mixture between 12 tortillas, spread, roll up and wrap in plastic wrap. Chill several hours or overnight. 
Slice and serve.

(and take a better photo.  ditch the onion right there on top)

And now---my picture and story of MYSELF---because, after all, I am the author/compiler of the Friday Friend Cookbook.  I can't leave myself out.
NOT to take anything away from my good friend Barbara Brown, who typed the whole cookbook up and printed it out.  If not for her, it never would have gotten done!

As you know, I love pictures of myself.  I take numerous selfies and post them every day.  I photo bomb almost every photo opportunity I see.  I post ME constantly.
And..... you all know sarcasm when you see it, right?

(it was actually hard to find a picture of myself.  A decent one anyway.  I'm always the one behind the camera.  I like it that way.)

A couple of years ago, I decided to get on the holiday photo card bandwagon and I decided I would put a photo of the Handyman and myself on our Christmas card.
I had our then 10-year old grandson take the photo.
We stood outside by our inflatable snowman.
I said, "Camron, be sure and get our heads."

He did.

Guess which one I sent in our Christmas cards?

The top one of course!

It had a better story!


bermudaonion said...

I make something very similar to that but call it Touchdown Pinwheels - can you tell we have football on our minds in this part of the country?

I'm glad you used the top photo - it's the best!

Susan Lindquist said...

Hot damn! What a great slurry of flavours! Great party food!

Trish said...

Ha! Yes, kids with camera make for interesting pictures. ;)

These pinwheels sound delicious! I make something similar but probably without all the spice. Really, though, you had me at cream cheese.

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