Tess' Smoked Turkey Pesto and Apple Salad Croissant Sandwiches
2 1/2 cups chopped smoked turkey leg meat
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1 T prepared pesto sauce
1 T minced shallots
2T chopped sun dried tomatoes
1/4 cup diced celery
1/3 cup chopped pecans
1 crisp apple (I use Johnathan), chopped
Mix it all up. Now here comes the shameless plug for Arizona pecan growers. These came from Auntie Ruth's tree here in the sunny state. I can honestly say, without hesitation, they are the best pecans I have ever wrapped my smacker around.
When my cousin String Cheese came over today for our Wednesday girlie gathering and cooking experimentation, I decided it was time for her to learn how to make buttercups out of carrot wedges. I think they are much cuter than frilly toothpick toppers sticking out of sandwiches. A few of them will also be nestled in our lovely celery frill bunch.
Yes, they are indeed gathered together by a carrot scrunchy.
Step by step String Cheese was able to see this process. It was fun to show her the buttercup carrots.
Also cool to have her gallantly plunge the toothpicks into the fat belly of each croissant. Short of wearing full renaissance knight garb, the belly jabbing went very well. Now they each wear a cute little buttercup crown. Princess Buttercup? Anyone?