Friday, October 26, 2012

Pinwheel Sandwiches

This past weekend I headed to Gillette Stadium for my alma mater’s (UMass) Homecoming. This is the first year that UMass will be playing all their home games at Gillette- very exciting! Even though UMass lost, it was still a great time!

Anyway, I went with a group of friends to tailgate & watch the game. Along with bringing my signature brownie covered Oreos, I also wanted to bring something with a bit more substance. I decided to try my hand at some pinwheel wraps.  I looked to these pins for inspiration:

I made three different options – veggie, ham, & turkey.

Start by spreading cream cheese on the tortilla. I used garden vegetable cream cheese for the veggie & turkey wraps and I used chive & onion for the ham wraps.  

For the veggie wraps, I spread some carrots & lettuce as the second and final layer.

For the turkey & ham wraps, I laid the deli meat out in thin layers. Then I put lettuce on top of the meat. I also added some shredded carrots to the turkey wraps.

Then tightly roll up the wraps. I spread a little additional cream cheese on the edge of the tortilla to act as glue to keep the wrap together.

I wrapped the roll ups in Saran wrap and put them in the fridge for 30 minutes before cutting them up into bite size pieces.


The Verdict: These were very tasty! They were the perfect thing to munch on while we were waiting for the grill to heat up and the burgers to cook. I was disappointed that I couldn't get the pinwheels to stay together without a toothpick but it ended up being easier to pick up.

Things to Note/Consider: I would recommend that you spread the contents of the wrap on only half of the tortilla. When you spread it all over the whole thing, it falls out as you roll it up. Also, try to spread the contents as thin as possible on the tortilla. It makes rolling them up so much easier.

On a totally different note – Grace sent me the below pin and I just love it! I may just set up a similar candy bowl in my office.

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