I have got cheesy, flaky things to share today!
Also, Christmas is in just one week!! Oh my gosh.
Question, who is actually ready? Like shopping done, meals planned, house cleaned, gingerbread houses made, hair brushed and showered?
If you are, GO YOU! I am so not ready, but still excited. I did manage to get my Christmas shopping done, so this is good, especially since I do it online. Now I just need to hope there aren’t any big storms to hold up Mr. UPS and Mr. Fed Ex (although I do love big storms – especially at Christmas!).
Did I ever tell you that we actually don’t receive mail up here. Pretty stupid because all the major carriers can get here. We have to go to the post office to get our mail from our PO Box… if it comes, the mail is so horrible up here!
Oh, and I got an email today that said, “seeing as the holiday season is almost over”, it made me so sad. Like who sends an email stating these facts. I’d be happy if the holiday season lasted a couple of months. I know I say this consistently, but it’s my very favorite time of the year. No matter how stressed or busy I am, I’m still so happy because: one – the Christmas tree, two – the Christmas music, and three – the snow!
Double oh, since my dad has been out of town all week for work stuff, mom and I have been watching Christmas movies till past midnight. I think we may both be realizing that even though we will still be close by, we will actually not be living under the same roof anymore. This means extra mother daughter time before the big group gets here… today!
Loving every minute of it though, even if we both get in less than six hours of sleep (way less for my mom who is like a bionic women and stays up till 3am Christmas shopping). That’s not real fun.
BUT I miss my dad. My dad and I have grown really close as I have gotten older, and to be honest, the guys helps me out A LOT. I miss him and so do his chicks. Yes, his real chicks. I think his absence is causing them to have low egg production. Good thing he’ll be back tonight. We need him (yeah, we’re kind of a close family, but not in a creepy way).
And that’s currently the thoughts going through my head.
Ok, but let’s talk about the good stuff.
The cheesy, flaky, mushroomy stuff. The stuff dreams are made of.
Ahh, sorry, didn’t mean to take it too far, but it’s sort of true. I could totally dream about these mushroom and havarti turnovers. My kind of food.
There is pastry, mushrooms cooked in a white wine sauce and loads of harvarti cheese. So flipping good – and easy. Perfect for all the holiday parties coming up in the next seven days. These are “devour” territory right here. Dad and I loved them. Although I loaded mine with extra cheese, they were a hit.
You can make these in advance and then just bake them right before serving, they only take 15-20 minutes in the oven. See, no fuss, perfect for the holidays, entertaining!
Mushroom and Havarti Turnovers.
Servings: 18 Turnovers
Calories Per Serving: 225 kcal
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- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1 small onion thinly sliced
- 16 ounces button mushrooms sliced
- 1 tablespoon fresh thyme chopped
- good pinch of salt and pepper
- 1/2 cup white wine
- 8 ounces havarti cheese shredded
- 2 sheets thawed frozen puff pastry
- 1 egg beaten
- black and white sesame seeds for sprinkling
- In a large skillet, add the olive oil and butter, cook over medium-high heat. Add the onions and 1/4 teaspoon each of salt and pepper. Cook, stirring every so often, until the onions begin to soften and caramelize, about about 15 minutes.
- Add the sliced mushrooms and thyme, continue cooking until the mushrooms are soft, about five minutes. Stir in the wine and cook until evaported. Remove from the heat.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Roll out the puff pastry sheets and cut each sheet into 9 squares (18 squares total). Place squares on a piece of wax paper or parchment paper (this will prevent sticking).
- Divide the mushroom mixture among the 18 squares, top with havarti cheese. Don't overfill or else it will be very difficult to seal edges.
- Brush egg wash around the perimeter of each pastry square and carefully fold dough over filling to create triangles, pinching edges closed to create a good seal.
- Generously brush the top of each turnover with egg wash, sprinkle with sesame seeds. Place on a parchment paper lined baking sheet.
- Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until lightly golden. Serve immediately with a sprinkle of chopped fresh thyme and flaky sea salt.
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*The turnovers can be made in advance and either frozen or left in the fridge for up to 3 days. Bake as directed. If baking from frozen, bake 5 minutes longer.
Promise I’ll give you a break from the cheese on Friday… cause um I think I need chocolate.