Crescent Carrot Sandwiches

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This is a fun recipe my mom made for Easter lunch. She got the idea on Pinterest but had to figure a few things out while trying to make them. The fun part of this is making crescent rolls into carrot shapes that can then be filled with some kind of salad like egg salad or tuna salad. We made egg salad because, duh, it’s Easter!

Ingredients

These are the ingredients we used: a box of sugar ice cream cones, foil, non-stick spray, parsley, crescent rolls, hard boiled eggs, mayonnaise, mustard, pickle relish, salt and pepper, and orange food color.

Make your salad first, my mom said she doesn’t have a recipe for her egg salad, she just uses as many eggs as she thinks she needs and add the mayo, mustard, relish, salt and pepper to taste. She likes to add onions, but I don’t like onions in my egg salad so she didn’t add them.

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Once your salad is chilling in the fridge, tear off two 12X12 inch pieces of foil. Cut each piece diagonally to make 8 triangles. Wrap 8 sugar cones in the foil and spray them lightly with non-stick spray. My mom didn’t do this and that is how she knows you need to do it!

When you have all your cones wrapped and sprayed, preheat the oven to 375 and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

 

 

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The next step is to open the crescent rolls and cut each one into 3 pieces. Be sure when you start to roll them on to the cones, you seal the bottom. My mom said you do not need to make sure the dough is touching and overlapping as when the crescents bake, they will fill in the gaps, just don’t leave the gaps too big.

 

 

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My mom made them all touch and the carrots were fatter with less room to fill them up, they were still good though! Add a little bit of orange food color to water and using a pastry brush to color the cones orange. You don’t have to do this, but if you are already going to this much trouble for fun, make it all the way fun!

 

 

 

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Bake for 10-12 minutes, but make sure you drop the rack in your oven to the next to the lowest place or the tips of the carrots will get a little darker than they rest. Yep, that’s something else my mom figured out.

 

 

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 Since my mom did not spray her foil covered cones, she and i had to work carefully to get the crescent carrots off the cones. We broke a few, cones and crescent carrots – but they still tasted great! Let them cool just a little and then fill them with your egg salad. Once you fill the carrot crescent, add a few sprigs of parsley being sure to leave some stem on so the sandwiches really look like carrots! If you let the crescents cool all the way, be sure to put them in a plastic bag so they don’t get hard, or if they do get hard, fill them a little while before you are ready to eat so they soften up with the egg salad in them. These were really fun to eat and tasted so good!

 

 

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Thanks mom for making these for lunch, I can’t wait to make them myself.

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I am taking the Fed Up Challenge – no added sugar for 10 days. I’m just finishing day 7 and it’s really not been too hard. My mom and I watched the movie, Fed Up and wow! I had no idea how much sugar was in so many foods. We went to shop for sugar free bread and of all the kinds on the bread isle, none of it was sugar free. We finally found some and it was in the bakery section, 1 gram of sugar for 2 slices of bread, that’s the best we could do. I even found out some mayonnaise has sugar added, the high fructose corn syrup. Crazy! My mom made some amazing sugar free Asian chicken lettuce wraps and they were so good, I just had to share them. You can see the recipe in the post before this one. Make them, you will love them! I’ll check back after I finish the 10 days and let you know what I think. If you haven’t seen the movie, check it out on Netflix, it’s really crazy.

Sugar Free Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps

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Aisian Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Sugar Free Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps
2 boneless skinless chicken breast(s), Boiled or slow cooked
2 cup(s) sweet red pepper(s), Chopped or diced if you prefer smaller pieces
6 medium uncooked scallion(s), Chopped, greens and whites
1 Tbsp ginger root, grated, or you can certainly use store bought, pre
1 tsp sesame oil
8 Tbsp low sodium soy sauce (Tamari)
4 cup(s) Marketside butter lettuce salad, Separate leaves for cups
1 tsp Spike Seasoning, All Purpose
1 tsp Spike Gourmet Natural Seasoning, All Purpose, Hot ‘n Spicy Magic!

Precook the chicken breasts by boiling them until they are fully cooked. I make the chicken in my slow cooker ahead of time and make this recipe with them cold. Dice the chicken. Chop the bell pepper and scallions. – set aside.

Heat the sesame oil in a skillet and add the chicken, season with both flavors of Spike (don’t use the hot & spicy if you don’t like a little kick – they’re not hot, but flavor to taste) and soy sauce for 4 Tbs and add more if needed.

Once combined, add the peppers and onions and cook until onions and peppers are soft. Grate the fresh ginger and mix well.

Wash & dry the lettuce leaves, fill with a kitchen drawer tablespoon of filling and enjoy!

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