Thursday, May 26, 2016

Veggie Tarts

Do you remember that old school vegetable pizza appetizer made with the ranch cream cheese mixture?
Oh I bet you do, if you went to any sort of shower party in the 70's or 80's I'm sure you did!
I did feature that on my blog awhile back, check that out here Vegetable Pizza Appetizer.

This finger food appetizer, Veggie Tart is very similar, but different!
I love my little mini muffin tin, if you don't have one your gonna want to go and get one :)

What your going to need:
1 container of crescent roll dough (found in your dairy area of the grocery store)
4 oz , cream cheese - softened
1 Tablespoon mayo
1 Tablespoon greek yogurt
2 Tablespoons fresh dill, chopped
A pinch of salt, pepper and sugar
And a dash of garlic
Toppings- broccoli, onion, tomato, sliced black olives (this is what I used)
Shredded cheese
You're going to use small amount of these vegetables, because the tarts are pretty tiny

How to make them:
Preheat your oven to 375 degrees
Lay out your crescent dough and cut approximately 2x2 inch square
Take your non stick muffin tin and lay out your dough into them
Bake for 5-6 minutes
Chop up the vegetables that you decided to use
Mix the cream cheese, mayo, yogurt and seasonings
When you remove them from the oven to cool, take a spoon and press the dough down a bit, they raised a bit didn't they? :)
Ok once the little cups cooled off, add a little scoop of the cream cheese mixture.
Top with shredded cheese and vegetables of your liking.
They are ready to eat!  
Also these cute little cups will keep in the fridge for a few days.

I know you will just love them!  

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Nacho Mamas

Do you not love the name of the place?!  Nacho Mama's!
Downtown Stillwater, MN.  Seriously good food, monster proportions, and on the cheap people, you need to get there!
You also NEED to order the street corn, OMG good!  Everytime I go here that is a have to order item, just delicious.

Trying to be a good, we thought we would split a meal, well that didn't work.
The food looked so wonderful we could not agree on anything and had to get our own dishes.
I went with the tacos, you get 3 and that comes with rice and beans.  It was SO good! But way too much food for me.

Hubbie ordered the chimichanga.  He gobbled that right up & it look wonderful!

Last time we came here we sat inside, really fun place.  Very colorful.  The servers are really nice and on their game.
This visit we sat out back on their patio, there is a nice little fountain back there and you can watch the happenings on the street.
I really liked sitting on the patio, but unfortunately this visit it seemed to be bring your toddler and baby day, those little stinkers were splashing in that fountain and climbing it, I think all their parents were sauced on margaritis, I got splashed several times.
Oh well I lived :)

When your in Stillwater - totally put this on your list of places to stop by, hey by them I bet they will be done with the expansion!

Lions Tavern

Lions Tavern, hey right across the street from my last review, Nacho Mama's!  Located in downtown Stillwater.
We did dinner here for our anniversary, we wanted to kind of keep it on the casual side this year, I mean we have been going out lately like mad dogs!  No complaints on my end!
It was a Sunday night, not very late at all.  They seemed to be wrapping things up early here.  Sorta strange.
When we got there the band on the patio was leaving :(  Also when we were done with dinner they were closing up inside too.
But that patio is awesome! Outdoor bar, lots of seating, a little waterfall.
The server was a doll but she did get real busy so her Mom off all people helped out, yes she actually worked her but would that not be funny if she didn't !?
So what we ordered, I'm totally on a spin - dip kick right now.

It was sorta bland really, guess I just need to make my own! Not that I'm sort on those recipes, I have a ton!
I swear I feel like a broken record, but you guessed it we ordered the burgers.
I had the Tavern Burger with regular fries, again really bland.

Hubbie had the spicy Lion burger he wanted sweet potato fries but, they were out.  So he asked for the garlic parsley fries, and they served him regular fries, yughhh... 

The food was disappointing, but the atmosphere was really nice.  Even the interior of the restaurant.  
I think this place would be really fun in the summer having drinks and listening to music.