Spinach Crescents

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2 packages crescent rolls
6 slices of Alpine Lace Swiss cheese
1 package frozen cream spinach
1 egg

1. Oven 350 degrees
2. Cook cream spinach and set aside to cool.
3. Line a large cookie sheet with parchment paper.
4. Unfold crescent rolls on a flat surface. Spread the spinach with a
teaspoon onto the inside of the crescent roll. On top of the
spinach, place cut slices of the alpine lace swiss cheese.
Roll up the crescent wide end to a point. Place on parchment
paper. Repeat until all crescent rolls are done.
5. Brush top of crescents with beaten egg. Optional – sprinkle
sesame seeds on top.
6. Bake 16 to 20 minutes or until golden brown.
7. ENJOY – Spinachy, Cheesy Appetizers you can’t get enough of!

Is there anyone out there that doesn’t appreciate a quick and easy recipe? I believe that I’m a creative cook who will tackle just about anything…but who has that kinda time these days! Even if you think you can’t cook you can make these crescent appetizers. I love to entertain, but I don’t always have the time or energy to prepare different appetizers, desserts and main courses on a Friday or Saturday evening after working all week.

I admit to serving pizza sometimes as a main course, but I will always make my own dessert and toss in a few homemade appetizers. Now here is where my little recipe comes in handy…. there are food products in the supermarket to make our lives easier, and I wouldn’t shy away from using these little time savers on occasion. Take a stroll over to the dairy section and you’ll find an area just for biscuits and crescent rolls in cans. Surprisingly, those little biscuits can be used to make a coffee cake or to wrap around a mini hotdog to make the very popular pigs in a blanket appetizer.

Now that I’m a Gramma, planning my Sunday dinner menu gets tricky. I want to spoil my grandchildren with their favorite foods, yet still satisfy the adults’ tastebuds. Purposely, I made some of these spinach swiss crescent appetizers without the cream spinach for my little princes and princess. Surprisingly, only one grandson wouldn’t eat the spinach crescent. My other grandson had to be stopped from eating more than the four crescents he had devoured in under 4 minutes! My granddaughter, bless her, loved them also. You never know what kids will or will not eat, so give them more options.

Crescent rolls have proven to be the most versatile. I have used them to top a pie in a pinch. The possibilities are endless, as I well know! I have filled them with cooked broccoli and cheddar cheese, cooked bacon and cheese, and even with chocolate and nuts. Try loading them with some pepperoni and mozzarella or feta cheese and olives, or anything leftover in the refrigerator. Cheese and dough is one of those unbeatable combos. Top off your dough creation with some beaten egg yolk brushed on top and a sprinkle of sesame or poppy seeds to finish it off. Or, go Italian with a good dose of Parmesan cheese or a little garlic powder.

You can be the artist and let the crescent roll be your canvas. Create your next masterpiece for your next party, and then sit back and accept the accolades!

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