|The Cloud Peak Wilderness Area, Big Horn Mountains,|
It's the middle of winter here in the Black Hills of South Dakota, but a winter with a sense of humor. We've had lovely days in the 40's during the week, and I start thinking of a trip up into the Hills on Saturday...but then a cold front with snow blows in, and by Saturday no one is driving anywhere that they don't have to.
And then the next week it happens all over again!
So I'm getting a little bit of cabin fever, and longing for sights like this one.
But there are a few bright spots to make the winter go by. For one thing, in a few weeks we'll be knee-deep in cowboys!
Big ones and little ones all come to the Black Hills Stock Show and Rodeo. Always a fun time!
And then, of course, there's football. There were some great playoff games over the weekend, and next weekend promises to be just as exciting!
I can say that because my team won this weekend (Go Broncos!). :)
So it's time for game-day snacks.
This recipe is a blend of ideas I found on line - -
Chipotle Cheese Roll Ups
The filling is the key part of this recipe!
8 oz cream cheese, softened
2-4 Tablespoons chipotle-ranch salad dressing
2 teaspoons dried minced onions
1 can Chicken Breast, shredded
1 cup shredded cheese - taco blend, cheddar, colby-jack, or whatever sounds good to you
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon oregano
Mix all of the ingredients together until you get a fairly smooth cheesy/chickeny concoction.
The ingredients I used makes a fairly mild spicy filling. If you want a little more heat, add some chili powder, or a can of green chilies, or whatever sounds good to you! I have one son who would dice up a jalapeno pepper and add it in.
Spread the filling on a flour tortilla, about 3/8" thick.
Notice that I laid the tortilla on top of a piece of plastic wrap before spreading the filling on. You'll thank me for this tip in a minute.
Roll up the tortilla, and then roll the tortilla in the plastic wrap.
(See? You're thanking me now!)
Refrigerate the rolls for at least an hour, then unwrap the rolls, slice and enjoy!
Another variation I'd like to try is to use puff pastry sheets or Pillsbury Crescent Rounds instead of tortillas, and then slice and bake them. According to a recipe I saw on Pinterest, you would bake them for 12-15 minutes at 375°.
Another great use for this filling is as a spread for crackers or celery. Delicious!
So, let's chat. Are you ready for Superbowl 50? Or do you ignore the whole football thing?