Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Bite Size Goodies

Lately Jon's been getting on my case. Apparently we don't have enough snack food in the house. We don't have snack food for a couple reasons. 1) I don't really snack. 2) What I consider snack food (nuts, dried fruit, cottage cheese) is very different than what Jon considers snack food (chips, crackers, candy bars). His big request lately if for "something salty." Sometimes, when we have extra time on the weekends, or I'm feeling especially magnanimous I make him an afternoon snack.

Pepperoni snacks are the perfect snack. Except for the fact they possess no redeeming healthy quality. There is arguably protein to be found, but you'll have to look hard under the massive amounts of fat in each delicious bite. Of course, once you take one bite, you probably won't be looking for anything other than another pepperoni snack.

Pepperoni Snacks
1/2 pkg of sliced pepperoni, chopped
1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
1/2 tomato, chopped
1/4 cup italian dressing
1 Tbsp pesto
1 pkg Grandes refrigerated biscuits

1) Preheat oven to 350. In bowl, combine pepperoni, cheese, tomato, dressing, and pesto.
2) Cut each biscuit in half. Place biscuit halves into greased miniature muffin cups, pressing gently to fill cups.
3) Spoon 1 Tbsp of filling into each cup.
4) Bake 20 minutes.