St. Patrick's Day Dinner

Judging by the expression on Adam's face, I think it's safe to say that our dinner on St. Patrick's Day was a success. Because you really can't pose pictures like this: 

On our drive home from Moab, I decided that I would make green pancakes for dinner. But then I had this brilliant idea to make one of my family's favorite recipes:

Baked Chicken Croissants

3 ounces cream cheese, softened
2 Tbsp. butter, softened
1 cup chicken, cooked and shredded
1 Tbsp. chives, chopped
dash of sage
1 roll Pillsbury crescent rolls
Progresso Italian Style bread crumbs

Mix cream cheese, butter, chicken, chives, and sage together. Place a spoonful of mixture in center of each triangle of dough. Roll up and pinch the sides together to form bundles, and then roll in bread crumbs. Bake on greased cookie sheet at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes.

I like to make 8 batches of this recipe at a time. The numbers work out well because then you use 3 boxes of cream cheese and 2 sticks of butter. (Actually I usually use a little less butter. . . save a Tablespoon or two for whatever vegetable you are cooking as a side.) Bake the chicken croissants slightly shorter than normal and let cool, then freeze in galling-sized Ziploc bags. When you are ready to eat them, let them thaw in the fridge, and then reheat them in the oven (not the microwave).

After we blessed the food, we cut open our chicken croissants to find. . . GREEN!

At first, Adam peered at his plate and said he'd never seen green chicken croissants like that before. Lucy quickly suggested that it must have been the leprechaun. Adam's face was instantaneously filled with enchantment. The next two pictures are out of focus because Adam was energetically explaining his theory of how the leprechaun must have snuck into the kitchen and changed the color of the chicken croissants while we weren't watching. 

And in case you are wondering how many chicken croissants to make for your family, Adam ate four of these for dinner, and Rachel ate five.


Kayli said...

He's so cute! He looks a lot like Rachel in that first picture, which I had not thought before. Or do you think that's crazy?

Natalie B. said...

Yum, thanks for the recipe!

emily ballard said...

I think Adam looks like a mixture of Rachel and Lucy. . . just the boy version :)

LM said...

JI'm pretty sure when I make these John eats 8, haha & still takes some to lunch the next day :)
I love the green inside - fun!

Mindy said...

That first pic is such a great smile from Adam! I like to make those too, but I smoother them in cream of chicken soup-or cream of mushroom soup and put mushrooms inside.