Thursday, June 4, 2009

Friendship & Foodie Friday~

Cpaphil Vintage Postcards is the place to be
if you want to see and share a little AIR MAIL

Marie Reed, thanks for hosting.


Gollum at Designs by Gollum has the book...
COOK BOOK that is
with some great recipes.
What's for dinner at your house?
This is the cheese tart from my porch party on Monday.

1 1/4 cups finely crushed plain melba toast rounds
1/2 cup butter or margarine, melted
1 clove garlic, minced
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 cups fresh spinach, shredded
1 8-ounce package cream cheese, softened
4 ounces goat cheese (chevre) broken up
2 eggs
2 tablespoons all purpose flour
1 teaspoon snipped fresh rosemary or
1/4 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1.2 cup whipping cream
Fresh herb sprigs (optional)

Preheat oven to 350 F. For the crust, combine crushed melba toast and melted butter in a bowl. Press mixture evenly onto bottoms and up sides of six 4-inch tart pans with removable bottoms. (Or press mixture onto bottom and about 1 inch up side of a 9-inch springform pan.) Set aside.

For filling, cook garlic in hot olive oil in a large skillet for 30 seconds. Add spinach; cook just until wilted, stirring frequently. Remove from heat. Add dash salt. Set aside.

Beat cream cheese in large bowl until almost smooth. Add goat cheese: beat until smooth. Add eggs, flour rosemary, onion powder, and 1/2 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper. Beat just until combined. Stir in whipping cream.

Squeeze spinach mixture, if necessary, to drain liquid. Place spinach mixture evenly over the bottom of crust-lined pans. Carefully pour cheese mixture over spinach. Place pans on a shallow baking pan on the oven rack. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until centers appear nearly set when shaken.

Cool tarts in pans on a wire rack for 15 minutes. Loosen crusts from side. Cool 4-inch tarts for 1 1/2 hours & springform pan 30 minutes; remove sides of pan and cool 1 hour. Cover and chill tarts for at least 2 hours or for up to 24 hours.

To serve, remove sides of 4-inch tart pans. If desired, garnish with herb sprigs. Makes 12 servings.

Every time I hear the dirty word 'exercise,'
I wash my mouth out with chocolate.

Have a fabulous Friday!


Dixie said...

Chocolate! yum!

The recipe looks delicious! I made your Chicken Devine recipe in the crock pot monday... boy was it good!

Don't over do it this week girl! We still need to go visit Geronimo!

have a peaceful weekend... Dixie

Rue said...

Thank you so much for posting this Candy!! I can't wait to try it. My mouth is watering already!! LOL


steviewren said...

Happy PFF and please save me a pick of the tart. It looks delicious!

Terry said...

Hi Candy
Oh my what a sweet little girl .
Happy PFF ,and yummy recipe too !
May you have a weekend full of blessings .

Vicky said...

that cheese tart looks yummy...

Debby said...

Hi Candy,
Love your postcard this week, she is just darling. Giggling about the exercise..LOL...Happy PFF!

Postcardy said...

That's a cute postcard but she doesn't look very cheerful.

Sandi McBride said...

That's a fine looking tart family wouldn't leave it long enough to get it's beauty struck, though.

Sheila said...

I agree with postcardy, pretty though she is, the little girl doesn't look too happy. :)

That tart looks delicious!

Daryl said...

Happy PFF!

papel1 said...

Nice postcard. Happy PFF.

Marie Reed said...

What a gorgeous card! I love the hint of colour! She has such intense and mesmerizing eyes too:)

I LOVE it when people mix memes! It's a great 2 for 1! Hooray! My husband doesn't eat cheese. It's such a disaster. Whenever he goes out of town I feast on everything cheesy! I don't even bother with breakfast because it takes away from my cheese time! Happy PFF and FF!

Beth Niquette said...

Wonderful postcard! Fabulous recipe! Happy PFF!

Vintage Inspired Jewelry said...

Wow, that looks so yummy. I'm having a luncheon next Saturday that this would be perfect for, thank you. Have a great week end...Kathi

Judith Richards Shubert said...

Ooooh, this looks yummy! Hope it is easy to make.

Judith Richards Shubert said...

Oh, yes, Happy PFF ~ your postcard is precious.

Kirby3131 said...

I love the sentiment on the card. I've written it down - I love to send things like that off in the cards I send. It's so vintage! LOL