Archive for March 27th, 2008

Since yesterday I posted about something that annoys me, I wanted to post today about something I love. Girls Night!

I always love having a girls night, and last night Brooke of everydaybailey, a couple of our coworker/friends and I had the first girl’s night we’ve had in a while. We did the requisite griping about the politics and general BS about where we work, but we also enjoyed our own version of tapas (aka…some appetizers for dinner-baked brie, corn dip, pinwheels, caprese, and pizza wheels) sangria and mojitos. I should have taken pictures, but didn’t. All I have is a picture of a leftover Pizza Wheel and the recipe to one of my delicious contributions to the girls night.

pizza wheels

Pizza Wheels

1/2 small red pepper finely chopped (not entirely necessary if you can’t find a small one)
1/2 cup fresh parsley finely chopped
2 tablespoons fresh oregano finely chopped
3 1/2 oz. prosciutto (the exact weight isn’t important, you can find this thinly sliced and prepackaged at the grocery store, HEB locally)
1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese (more if you like cheese, or feel free to experiment with other types of cheese)
1/2 cup tomato paste
puff pastry

Thaw puff pastry according to directions on the package. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Mix parsley, oregano and cheese together. Unfold one sheet of puff pastry, and spread half the tomato paste all over. Lay slices of prosciutto across the puff pastry to cover the whole sheet. Spread half the cheese/herb mixture all over the prosciutto (you can do a straight line for rolling up purposes, or you can spread all over…i like the cheese to be concentrated in a straight line but it’s up to you). Roll up tightly. Place in freezer for a few minutes while you repeat these steps with the second sheet of puff pastry.

Take pastry rolls out of the freezer and cut into 1/2 inch rounds. (If you have time, leave them in the freezer about 20-30 minutes, it’ll make them prettier once you cut and bake them.) Place rounds on a cookie sheet and bake for 20 minutes. Enjoy!


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Seriously, anyone who knows me just a little bit knows I’m not one who is easily offended.  I’m all for people being able to do what they want.  But I’m still not a fan of clothes with slogans/sayings on them.  Take exhibit A:


I saw a young lady wearing a shirt similar to this today while I was walking to a meeting across campus (same words, a little different style).  Working at the university, you can see just about anything.  As a PSA (public service announcement) to anyone who might possibly own something similar and is pondering wearing it in public, you almost NEVER come across as classy when wearing something like that.  You might think it is cute when your (small) child wears a shirt that says something along the lines of “don’t you wish your girlfriend was hot like me” but it’s not.  And it’s also not flattering for most people to don velour sweat suits with words like “juicy” written on the butt. 

I’m just saying.

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