Monday, May 17, 2010

I love cookouts!

A shout-out to Seaman's Catch for throwing the first cookout of the season (well for me at least)!

Here's the spread:

The burgers were soo tasty, way better than the cheeseburger I had for brunch that morning. They had all the fixin's, even sauteed mushrooms and onions!

I love cookouts, especially on sunny Sunday afternoons. The warm weather has the ability to stretch out the hours in a Sunday afternoon, stripping the misery of the fast approaching Monday morning away and replacing it with the peaceful happiness that is being exactly where you want to be, living in that moment and not waiting for the next. Nothing is more relaxing than good company, a few cold beers, and a good old cookout.

I made a really easy appetizer that is almost fool-proof and really yummy, I'll call them spinach & feta bundles.

You'll need:

2 packages of crescent roll dough
1 package of frozen spinach
1 block of feta (14 oz is enough)
1 dollop of sour cream
1 egg
1 medium onion
salt & pepper

Cook the spinach according to the directions on the box, then squeeze dry with paper towels. You'll use a lot - you don't have to get it bone-dry, just dry enough so it's not soaking wet. Finely chop the onion, then saute it until it's translucent. In a big bowl, mix the spinach, feta, egg, sour cream, onion, and salt & pepper. Mix it up well, you might find it easiest to just get in there with your hands... but a spatula will do the trick too.

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.

The crescent roll dough is already perforated into little triangles. To make each bundle, cut the triangle in half. Put a small scoop of the spinach filling on the center of the mini triangle - a little less than a tablespoon will do - and then fold up the edges. Just work with them to make them stick to eachother so that it looks like a little purse, with no spinach showing (it might poke out after you cook them - that's ok!). You'll have to get the hang of it - just keep pinching away and your last bundle will look much better than your first, I promise.

Then, pop them in the oven for 12 minutes or so, until they're golden brown. Easy easy - and a hit!


  1. I'm so happy you guys came! Thanks for the link love :)

  2. You can bring these next time we have a cookout...:)