This is where it all begins. I make the mixture for the empanadas. It is a combination of ground beef, tomatoes, hard boiled eggs, green olives, onions, garlic and spices. Some Argentine people put raisins in their mixture but I can never get past the fact that it reminds me of cockroaches and besides that I really do not care for raisins.
Then I stuff the tapas- I don't make these from scratch... it is too complicated and it is just as cheap to buy them pre-done.
Then I baked them at 350 for 45 minutes and tada.... lunch is ready!
Of course I could not make JUST empanadas for lunch. We also had a veggie platter, chips and angel food cake with berries and cool whip.
Lunch was a success. I even managed to entice Lou to stay for lunch- he usually does not eat with us but this time he was more than happy to join us!
Last, this is the bulletin board in our lunch room. I try to do something every month- This month I put everyone's Valentines gift in a bag and then hung it up along with the potluck sign up. We are having a Pita Pot luck. Everyone is bringing something that could be used to fill a pita. I will be making chicken salad and a dessert. I believe I will be doing snicker salad. I have not made this salad (dessert) for the office so I think they may enjoy it.
I will have to post the pictures of the process in making the snickers salad.
Well- gotta close for today... my eyes are getting heavy and I want to get a good nights sleep since tomorrow will be a BIG day.... lots to do!
only 5 days until Lizzie comes to visit! I am starting to get anxious!