On Monday I had the urge, to finally make some Christmas Spritz cookies. I’ve never made them before, so I thought I’d do a test run. They turned out pretty good!! They’re buttery and melt in your mouth…very omnomnom-worthy 🙂 I will have to bake them a few minutes less next time though, as 7 minutes seems too long for these particular cookies. I’ll also have to double up the flavouring, as I didn’t taste it at all. Otherwise, this recipe is a keeper!!
Another test run I did on Tuesday, was for this recipe, for Pumpkin Cream Cheese Bars. I was really excited to try these, as the combination sounds super nummy!! Unfortunately, for me, it just didn’t cut it. It wasn’t as flavourful as I thought it would be. I may try these again, in an 8×8 pan, instead of the 9×13 I used. For now though it’s in the maybe pile, and I’m still on the hunt, for a dessert bar recipe to make for Christmas!!
Remember, how in my last dinner post, I told you we had bought mutant chicken breasts from T&T? Well, I took the last 2 pieces we had, and made this recipe. At first, I wasn’t sure about making it, as it’s pretty high in sodium, but I went for it anyway. When I read that I would need ‘Neufchatel cheese’, I was like what IS that?! But, I quickly found out it’s very similar to cream cheese. Otherwise I wouldn’t have bothered making this recipe, if I had to go out of my way to find this cheese LOL I personally have never seen this cheese, in the grocery stores I shop at, but I wasn’t looking for it either? The added cream cheese (which looking back now I should’ve only added 3/4 of the brick), makes it turn the not so pretty colour above, but don’t let that fool you. Next time I’ll add more colourful veggies, to bump up the pretty factor 🙂
So, after making it on Friday, we finally had it tonight over some basmati rice. First off, I tasted it while it was cold, and it tasted like chicken salad with a kick. I could definitely eat this cold!! But, tonight we did heat it up, and it was NUMMY. Now the salsa makes it slightly (in our taste) spicy, so if you’re sensitive to it, just use a mild or green salsa instead. If you’re in the mood for a quick to prepare crockpot meal, I’d definitely say to give this one a try!!