Comfort Food

Okay, this whole entry is a lie. I wrote this weeks ago and never posted it (along with three other posts that are now pretty old). The thing is, it all still applies. The crazy week became a crazy month. 🙂 But a great month where I got a new job. So, please read along, make your own comfort food (more socially acceptable now that fall is finally here) and let me know what you made!


cookbook.pngSo it’s been kind of a crazy week. A lot of people left at work, including my boss, (bigger and better things for him!), and it’s our busy time in general, so things are a little ramped up. Whew. Erika wanted to come over and I just didn’t want to cook.

Rather than being a big ol’ bummer, I decided it would be nice to make some comfort food. I made Savory Chicken Crescent Squares from Best Recipes from the backs of Boxes, Bottles, Cans and Jars. Have you heard of this cookbook? It’s a family favorite … ish. I mean, we only ever make the chicken squares and the apple crisp. But that is totally deserving of the word favorite.

SONY DSCANYWAY … the recipe for Savory Chicken Crescent Squares

1 3-oz package of cream cheese, softened
3 Tbs butter, melted
2 cups cubed cooked chicken
1/4 tsp salt
1/8 tsp pepper
2 Tbs milk
1 Tbs chopped chives or onion
1 8-oz can Pillsbury Refrigerated Quick Crescent Dinner Rolls (whew, long name)
3/4 cups seasoned croutons, crushed

Heat oven to 350. In a medium bowl, blend cream cheese and 2 Tbs butter until smooth. Add next 6 ingredients; mix well. Separate dough into 4 rectangles; firmly press perforations around edges together to seal. Spoon 1/2 cup meat mixture onto center of each rectangle. Pull 4 corners of dough to top center of chicken mixture, twist slightly and seal edges. Place on ungreased cookie sheet. Brush tops with reserved 1 Tbs butter, sprinkle with crouton crumbs. Bake at 350 for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown. Serves 4, but I recommend you make 8 small ones. Makes a decent side dish or party appetizer.


SONY DSCUnintentional, but the chocolate chip cookie add on also followed the theme of ‘best recipes from the backs of boxes, bottles, cans and jars’, but this recipe was from the back of the chocolate chip bag. I love themes!

SONY DSCYou don’t get the recipe for the chocolate chip cookie. That’s a family secret. The family of Nestle Toulouse.

Finally, there was a drink. A fancy drink! But I’ll talk about that next time, when I talk about that orangey-green thing next to my crescent square.


Cookie Time!!!