Sunday, December 6, 2015

My #PCDishOut Creations with #PCInsidersCollection

When the people at Loblaws contacted me to create a recipe/ hack with one of the PC Insiders Collection products, I knew right away I wanted to create an appetizer; that was the easy part.  The difficult part was choosing from all the wonderful products in the collection, as I wanted them all.  I finally decided to create two simple appetizers, featuring three different products from the collection.

For my creations I chose the PC Oval Appetizer Flatbread (2 Pk), PC Soft Unripened Goats Milk Cheese, and PC Black Label Gorgonzola Dolce Soft Blue Veined Cheese.  I also snagged a few other PC products to use in the recipes, and just to snack on for the holiday season.

My first #PCDishOut creation is: 

Rosemary Goat Cheese Flatbread

1 package PC Oval Appetizer Flatbread
PC Soft Unripened Goats Milk Cheese 300g
President's Choice Fresh Rosemary, chopped
PC Organics Balsamic Vinegar of Modena

Preheat the oven to 425 F.  Mix 1/2 block of the goat cheese (per flatbread) with chopped fresh rosemary.  I used about 3 T rosemary.  Spread the goat cheese mixture on to the flatbread.  Bake on the bottom rack for 8 minutes.  Remove, and drizzle with balsamic vinegar.  Season with salt & pepper as desired.  Slice and serve warm.

Before going into the oven:

Once it comes out, drizzle that balsamic!  The smell - amazing.

What a beautiful appetizer, with a touch of both sweetness and saltiness. 

My second #PCDishOut creation is:

Blue Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms

2 T butter
white mushrooms
PC Black Label Gorgonzola Dolce Soft Blue Veined Cheese
garlic, minced
green onions, chopped

Preheat oven to 425 F.  Wash the mushrooms and remove the stems.  Heat the butter in a pan on medium, and brown the mushrooms.  Remove from the pan (set pan aside to use for garlic/onions), and transfer mushrooms to a lined cookie sheet.  Cut the cheese into little chunks and shove 'em in the mushrooms.  Bake until the cheese is melted.  Meanwhile, add the garlic and green onion to the pan that the mushrooms were in, and cook those for a couple minutes in the butter until softened.  Remove the mushrooms from the oven, top with the garlic/onions, and serve hot.

The finished product is gorgeous.  These are simple, yet impressive, and they taste incredible.  I don't normally like blue cheese, but I ate these up!

These are perfect, easy appetizers for your next holiday party.  We love to entertain, and it's nice to have some easy ideas of savoury snacks we can throw together in no time.

Do you have a lot of holiday parties to attend this year?
Are you hosting a holiday party?
(Head over to the PC Insiders Collection if you need more ideas)

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*This is a sponsored post.  All opinions are my own.


Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

Yum, those dishes look great, especially the mushrooms! I have made stuffed mushrooms before but never thought to do anything with the stems - what a great idea to saute them with onions as a topping! I will have to try to make these some time!

I have 4 different work holiday parties to attend - 3 are for my place of work, 1 is for Phil's. Besides that I am hosting a Gingerbread decorating party on Tuesday but it's just 2 girlfriends their 4 kids. We are having tacos as I had to pick something the adults and kids would all want to eat. But I'm always up for tacos! :)

Jolene - EverydayFoodie said...

Oooh, I actually threw the stems out ... it's just garlic and green onion on top. But, cooking the stems and using them as garnish is a great idea!!!!