The very talented mother/daughter duo of Equal Opportunity Kitchen are planning a wedding. Yes Psychgrad and R are getting married!! Congratulations are definitely in order. Do we remember the days? What a better way to celebrate Valentine's Day than rejoicing in the love of a young couple.
As we all know there is a lot of planning involved in the big day!!! To get some ideas from all of you talented bloggers Psychgrad is holding another rendition of their very popular Tried, Tested and True event Tried, Tested and True - Wedding Edition.
What would you serve to impress a group of approximately 20-30 people? Since I am an overachiever this is my second dish I am sending their way to help out virtually. Before it was Turkey Pinwheels. If only we could all be there to help with the cooking and preparation, perhaps with a glass of wine in hand, to allow the guest of honour to enjoy herself to the max!!!! I think that a morning being treated at the spa is in order...nails, hair, facials, massage........especially the latter!!!!
This is such a simple recipe....and yet again it can be made well in advance. You can change the ingredients however you like. It is really more like a very delicious baked sandwich that is eaten at room temperature.
Be sure to check out the 7 (or more) things I LOVE below in honour of love and weddings and Valentines Day!!
Happy Valentines Day....7 Things That I Love
in no particular order
Blogging events and all the fantastic bloggers who make me smile every day and challenge me to want to achieve culinary greatness!!
Cooking schools worldwide where you connect and become part of an instant family of guests, amazing cooks and chefs and share a common passion. Hiking, making friends with local artisans, dancing, lazing away hours over excellent local wines and good conversation...I could say so much more....cooking vacations are the way to go!!!!!
Hiking and pole-walking to breathtaking vistas like this one here in the valley. A chance to dream....
Travelling to far off and interesting places.
Good food and conversation with good friends....
My Family, and all my extended family..................
Pansies, daffodils, hydrangea, muscari.............
I could go on for ever.....
On to the recipe.......
1 package puff pastry thawed
1 T (15 mL) melted butter
2 oz (60 g) fresh spinach
4 oz (120 g) sliced Swiss cheese
4 oz(120 g) sliced ham
8 oz (225 g) sliced chicken breast
Preheat oven to 400 F(200 C).
Roll out puff pastry into a 10 x 10 inch sheet. If you live where you can buy sheets...lucky you!!!!) Layer with spinach leaving 1/2-inch (1 cm) border on all sides of pastry sheet except for the side closest to you. Layer chicken then ham,then Swiss cheese in the same manner always leaving 1/-inch (1 cm) border except on the side closest to you.
Roll the ingredients inside the pastry like a jelly roll until you reach the end. Bring the puff pastry around to meet in the middle like a package. Pinch these two pen ends shut; turn over so that seem is on the bottom. Cut diagonal slices along top of pastry every 2-inches (5 cm).
Place the roll on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Bake at 400F (200 C) for 15 - 30 minutes (depending on how thick you have made your roll) or until pastry turns golden brown. Slice diagonally and serve.