I've had this tortilla roll-up tree on my list of things to make for the past two Christmases, but it kept getting put on the back burner due to other recipes, time constraints, etc. When hubby came home from work and gave me short notice on a Christmas potluck this week however, I knew I had all the ingredients for this and decided to see if I could make it work. I have no idea how it actually looked when it was unwrapped from its thousand of layers of plastic wrap, but I thought it looked rather festive when I was actually photographing it.
I'll give you the dip recipe I used to spread on the tortillas but feel free to use your own favorite roll-up combination. The tortillas I used were Mission Garden Spinach Herb and I chose to use spinach leaves between the layers (because I had them,) but you could use curly parsley or even romaine lettuce leaves. A finely chopped roasted red pepper from a jar adds a touch of holiday red, and a piece of yellow pepper cut into a star adorns the top of the tree. The entire project from the start of making the dip to finishing the tree took me less than an hour. However, on a side note to the co-irkers, please bypass hubby and start sending the emails directly to me for future events. It keeps him out of the doghouse, if you know what I mean.
Judy's Cheese Spread (This also makes a fantastic cracker dip)
2 (8-oz) packages of light cream cheese, room temperature
2 (3-oz) packages dried beef, finely diced (I do mine in the food processor)
1 (5 oz) jar of Kraft pimento cheese spread
1 (5 oz) jar of Kraft Old English cheese spread
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
Combine all of the above and mix thoroughly.
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