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Saturday Delights #6 Valentines Day!!!

Feb 13, 2010

Happy "Almost" Valentines Day!!!
*sigh* 
I love Valentines Day!!! Its just so Romantic!

Today on Saturday Delights I have some tasty treats in store for you!!! Not only are we gonna have a yummy treat, I'm gonna give you a V-Day Menu for Two! So i hope you enjoy! And remember, if you decide to try any of the Saturday Delights , please come back and share your stories, and pics if you have them!






Breakfast


Chocolate-Cherry Cream Crepes
8 Servings ~ Prep: 30 min. + chilling Cook: 15 min

Ingredients
1-1/4 cups milk
3 eggs
2 tablespoons butter, melted
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 can (21 ounces) cherry pie filling
Chocolate fudge ice cream topping and whipped topping

Directions
~In a large bowl, combine the milk, eggs and butter. Combine the flour, sugar and salt; add to egg mixture and mix well. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour. For filling, in a small bowl, beat cream cheese until fluffy. Beat in confectioners' sugar and vanilla until smooth; set aside.

~Heat a lightly greased 8-in. nonstick skillet; pour 2 tablespoons batter into the center of skillet. Lift and tilt pan to evenly coat bottom. Cook until top appears dry; turn and cook 15-20 seconds longer.

~Remove to a wire rack. Repeat with remaining batter, greasing skillet as needed. Stack crepes with waxed paper between. Cover and freeze 10 crepes for another use. Crepes may be frozen for up to 3 months.

~Pipe filling onto the center of each remaining crepe. Top with 2 tablespoons pie filling. Fold side edges of crepe to the center. Drizzle with fudge topping and garnish with whipped topping. Serve immediately. Yield: 8 servings.

Nutrition Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 340 calories, 16 g fat (9 g saturated fat), 124 mg cholesterol, 243 mg sodium, 42 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 7 g protein.






Appetizer



Cinnamon Love Knots Recipe
36 Servings ~ Prep: 45 min. + rising Bake: 15 min

Ingredients
2 packages (1/4 ounce each) active dry yeast
1/2 cup warm water (110° to 115°)
1/2 cup warm milk (110° to 115°)
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup sugar
2 eggs, beaten
1 teaspoon salt
4-1/2 to 5 cups all-purpose flour

TOPPING:
2 cups sugar
2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
3/4 cup butter, melted


Directions
~In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in water. Let stand for 5 minutes. Add milk, butter, sugar, eggs and salt. Stir in enough flour to form a stiff dough.

~Turn onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 6-8 minutes. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1-1/2 hours.

~Punch dough down; divide into three portions. Cover two with plastic wrap. Shape one portion into 12 balls. Roll each ball into an 8-in. rope. Combine sugar and cinnamon. Dip rope into melted butter, then coat with cinnamon-sugar. Tie into a knot. Tuck and pinch ends under and place on ungreased baking sheets. Repeat with remaining dough. Cover and let rise until doubled, about 30 minutes.

~Bake at 375° for 12-14 minutes or until golden brown. Yield: 3 dozen.

Nutrition Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 174 calories, 7 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 29 mg cholesterol, 136 mg sodium, 26 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein.






Lunch


Turkey Dijon Melts Recipe
4 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 25 min

Ingredients
4 slices whole wheat bread
4 teaspoons mayonnaise
1/4 pound thinly sliced cooked turkey
4 slices Monterey Jack cheese
1/4 cup thinly sliced onion
Dash salt and pepper
1 tablespoon honey Dijon salad dressing
1 tablespoon butter, softened


Directions
~Spread two slices of bread with mayonnaise. Layer with turkey, cheese and onion; sprinkle with salt and pepper. Spread remaining slices of bread with salad dressing; place over onion. Butter outsides of sandwiches.

~In a small skillet over medium heat, toast sandwiches for 4-5 minutes on each side or until bread is lightly browned and cheese is melted. Yield: 2 servings.
 
 
 
Dinner for Two
 
 

Manicotti for Two Recipe
2 ServingsPrep: 20 min. Bake: 35 min

Ingredients
4 uncooked manicotti shells
1/2 pound bulk Italian sausage
1-1/2 cups meatless spaghetti sauce
1 cup ricotta cheese
1/2 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese, divided
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon pepper

Directions
~Cook manicotti according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook the sausage over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Stir in spaghetti sauce.

~Drain manicotti and rinse with cold water. In a small bowl, combine the ricotta cheese, 1/4 cup mozzarella cheese, Parmesan cheese, Italian seasoning, garlic powder and pepper. Carefully stuff manicotti. Place in a greased small baking dish. Top with sausage mixture.

~Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 30-35 minutes or until heated through. Sprinkle with remaining mozzarella. Bake 3-5 minutes longer or until cheese is melted. Yield: 2 servings.
Nutrition Facts: 1 serving (2 each) equals 690 calories, 37 g fat (19 g saturated fat), 125 mg cholesterol, 1,807 mg sodium, 50 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 43 g protein.


 
 
 
 
Dessert
 

Berry Rhubarb Fool
6 ServingsPrep: 30 min. + chilling

Ingredients
3 cups sliced fresh or frozen rhubarb (1-inch pieces)
1/3 cup sugar
1/4 cup orange juice
Dash salt
1 cup heavy whipping cream
1 pint fresh strawberries, halved

Directions
~In a large saucepan, combine the rhubarb, sugar, orange juice and salt. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 6-8 minutes or until rhubarb is tender. Cool slightly.

~In a blender, process rhubarb mixture until smooth. Transfer to a large bowl. Cover and refrigerate until chilled.

~Just before serving, whip cream until soft peaks form. Fold into rhubarb mixture. In parfait glasses, alternately layer cream mixture and strawberries. Yield: 6 servings.

Nutrition Facts: 1 serving (1 cup) equals 212 calories, 15 g fat (9 g saturated fat), 54 mg cholesterol, 42 mg sodium, 19 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 2 g protein.




Recipes from Taste of Home

2 Hottie Follwers Thoughts:

Amanda Leigh February 13, 2010 at 11:44 PM  

Man that dessert looks good! I have no reason to make any dinner for two, but maybe I'll make myself some dessert!

jacabur1 February 14, 2010 at 7:35 PM  

Too bad found this at the end of Valentines Day but hey saved it in an email to myself for next year.
Happy Valentines Day today Jodie and hope it was a nice one. Thanks for the most excellent post of scrumptious and gorgeous food recipes!!

jackie b central texas

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