Tomorrow is St. Patrick’s day and at work they are having a GREEN potluck. It was quite interesting trying to figure out what to take! I ended up using this recipe at allrecipes.com Dill Pickle appetizers I’ll tell you, if you ever need a good cry just make this recipe. It calls for 1 tbs of onion juice. I didn’t see anything labeled “onion juice” at the store so I figured if I can make lemon juice I can make onion juice. I used my garlic mincer and cried like someone killed my dog. It sure is good though, definitely worth the trauma.
Just to be different and a little more GREEN, I added green food coloring to the cream cheese mixture. I also added some white pepper and some Lawry’s Garlic salt – coarse ground with parsley. I also ditched the white bread for some GREEN tortillas and used some baby dills and some spicey pickles. Oh, and just for a little unexpected crunch I sprinkled some crispy fried onions over the covered tortillas before rolling. YUMMY! ***shhhh, no one will know they aren’t green***
I also got a green bell pepper and cut off the top with my fancy V cutter. Then I filled it with store bought spinach dip. I used dill Rye bread cut into cute little shamrock shapes with cookie cutters to make garlic bread. Just before baking I dabbed a little wasabe horseradish on some of the pieces. I didn’t cover any of them because it is very strong. They will be fantastic dipped in the spinach dip.
For a little something sweet I got a selection of different green flavored jelly bellys. Hopefully we wont be green ourselves when the day is over. Well, it’s after midnight so I better go to bed.