Recipe Swap Sun- er, Saturday: Easy Pinwheels

Happy Independence Day!! I’m not sure what we’re doing tomorrow, so I thought I’d post today. Besides, after all our talk about biblical rest and practicing Sabbath, I feel a little guilty writing a real post on Sunday. (Yes, I realize the Sabbath was traditionally practiced on Saturdays, but we live in a “blue law” county, which means just about everything is closed on Sundays. Saturday is our only day to get most stuff done: the lawn, shopping, errands, work around the house, etc.) Anywho, now that I’ve concluded that tremendous tangent …

On holidays like today our family typically skips the big meals and snacks all day. We might grill burgers or something like that, but the rest is a free-for-all with various appetizers, salads and treats. This recipe is one of my favorites because (1) it’s delicious and (2) it’s quick and easy to make.

PinwheelsYou should be able to find flatbread in the bakery of your local grocery store. Sometimes it’s called “cracker bread.” Have you ever eaten a gordita from Taco Bell? That’s the type of bread you’re looking for. If you can’t find it, you can substitute tortillas of any flavor. I particularly like the sun-dried tomato or whole wheat tortillas with this recipe.

Easy Pinwheels

  • 1 pkg flat bread or tortillas
  • 8 oz whipped cream cheese
  • 1 T Creamy Italian salad dressing
  • 1 t dried parsley
  • ½ t garlic powder
  • 8 oz thinly sliced ham or turkey
  • 6 oz thinly sliced Swiss cheese
  • 1 large tomato, thinly sliced
  • A handful of baby spinach leaves

In a small bowl, combine cream cheese, dressing and spices. Mix well. Spread cream cheese mixture in an even layer over flat bread. Layer lunchmeat, cheese, tomato and spinach on one end. Starting there, roll toward the opposite side. Cut into ½” to 1” slices. Enjoy!

Serves 6 as an appetizer.

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