Wednesday, April 22, 2015

What's For Dinner Wednesday: Cheesy Ham and Green Chili Pull Apart Bread, Homemade Cream of Mushroom Soup and Rain

It was supposed to rain today.  So far the sky looks blue without a cloud in sight.  So I figure it can't hurt to do a little rain dance, make some soup and DELICIOUS BREAD and pray for rain.


{Cheesy Ham and Green Chili Pull Apart Bread}

Preheat oven to 350

{Ingredients}

1/4 C melted butter

1 TBS minced garlic

8 oz whipped cream cheese (it is just easier if it is already whipped - or softened brick of cream cheese)

2 C shredded cheese (I like sharp cheddar)

4 oz. chopped green chilies (or if you are feeling fiery, chopped jalapenos!)

2 C thin sliced ham, chopped

1/4 C chopped green onions

1 round, crusty bread loaf - whole grain is better, sliced criss-cross almost down to the bottom crust

Parchment lined baking sheet.


{Directions}

Mix  butter, garlic and cream cheese in sauce pan on medium low heat until combined well.

Remove from heat and add in cheese, chilies and ham.

Reserved green onions for when it comes out of the oven.

Place bread on baking sheet and pour cheese, ham mixture over the top and use a spoon or rubber spatula to get it into all the nooks and crannies.

Bake at 350, uncovered on parchment lined baking sheet for 45 min to an hour - or until it is crusty, brown and bubbling.

Remove from heat, top with green onions and EAT with this homemade cream of mushroom soup!



Season With Spice Blog's Cream of Mushroom Soup Recipe - get it HERE!

{Quotes to Cook By}

“There are people in the world so hungry, that God cannot appear to them except in the form of bread.” 
― Mahatma Gandhi

“The smell of good bread baking, like the sound of lightly flowing water, is indescribable in its evocation of innocence and delight...
[Breadmaking is] one of those almost hypnotic businesses, like a dance from some ancient ceremony. It leaves you filled with one of the world's sweetest smells... there is no chiropractic treatment, no Yoga exercise, no hour of
meditation in a music-throbbing chapel. that will leave you emptier of bad thoughts than this homely ceremony of making bread.” 
― M.F.K. FisherThe Art of Eating: 50th Anniversary Edition

“And it's not just that I don't want to be alone. It's him. I do not want to lose the boy with the bread.” 
― Suzanne CollinsThe Hunger Games

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