Monday, March 26, 2012

fresh pinwheel sandwiches

Saturday was a gorgeous day.  The kind of day you'd dream about after a cold weather.  Our winter has been worse than the east coast, believe it or not!  Not complaining just bummed that we missed such a great east coast winter!  These sandwiches were a huge hit in this family and perfect after laboring in our yard all day.  My girls liked how fancy they appeared and I loved how simple they were to make and no pots and pans to clean!  We'll be enjoying these again and again all spring/summer long.

fresh pinwheel sandwiches
1 package extra large garlic and herb tortillas (I used Pancho brand)
1 (8 ounce) package 1/3 less fat cream cheese
1/2 envelope Ranch dressing mix
few teaspoons milk
smoked ham
smoked turkey
sliced Swiss cheese
sliced tomato
lettuce leaves

Mix the cream cheese with half a package of Ranch dressing mix (you want to flavor the cream cheese but don't want it too "ranchy").  Add milk as necessary to create a smooth consistency.  Spread the cream cheese onto the tortillas (you'll have enough to make 6-8).  Lay the meat all over the tortilla.  Add a "stripe" of Swiss cheese.  Add a "stripe" of sliced tomato.  Put lettuce over half the tortilla.  Starting at the bulkiest side of the tortilla, roll up into a pinwheel.  Place the tight pinwheel into plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator.  Refrigerate for about 30 minutes so the pinwheel retain their shape when you unwrap them.  When ready to serve, cut into 1-inch slices.  Delicious!
These are great to make in advance and have on hand for quick lunches or snacks.  They can be stored in the fridge unsliced for several days.

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