Saturday, 24 December 2011

Christmas Eve Appitizers

Isn't it crazy how we all run around in the days leading up to Christmas and then bam! its here?  This week was really busy with Christmas parties and visits but everything was fun and I caught up with friends and was able to wish everyone a Merry Christmas.  This morning I had a festive run.  I didn't get a picture of myself to post but let's just say it involved red and green polka dot socks and a head band with candy canes.

We've had Christmas dinner in the early afternoon at my mother and father-in-laws house.  With 8 kids its was Christmas mayhem which is expected and fun for the kids.  We're now back at home.  The girls are staying up later than usual watching the Sound of Music and playing with their new toys.  I made an appetizers to have just to tide us over until tomorrow... because we haven't eaten enough today.

Puff Pastry Goat Cheese Pizzas

1 sheet of puff pastry thawed
1/2 cup spreadable goat cheese with herbs
1 onion
4 mushrooms (I used baby bellas)
1/2 red pepper
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon butter
freshly ground pepper

Saute onion and mushrooms in the butter and olive oil.  When then onions are soft and golden add the red pepper and cook until heated through.  Unroll the pastry.  Cut into 9 squares and pinch a rim around the outside of each square (it doesn't have to be pretty).  Spread the goat cheese on each of the squares.  Top with onion mixture.  Grind pepper on top of each piece.  Bake for 20 minutes or until crust is golden at 375.

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