There she goes again with those stinkin’ Fillo Shells. Well they have been with me through thick and thin. I guess you could say these are my favorite small-bite rescue for Big Red Kitchen. As I take Big Red Kitchen to Market and work as a science and PE teacher, all the rest of my time is limited and precious. So for those of you who work 40 plus hours a week too, here is a great rescue.
Mini Fillo Shells may I introduce you to Stouffer’s.
I do enjoy and feel a great sense of accomplishment when I make something completely from scratch, but there are times when energy is low, time is short, and shortcuts have to be taken. Are you nodding? I hope you find this idea to be a helpful shortcut.
Heat both packages of Stouffer’s according to package directions. I used the microwave. While they are heating, place mini fillo shells on a platter. Spoon hot toppings into the shells using a tiny spoon, it is easier to pour the spinach in a bowl first. There will be enough of each filling to fill 15 shells each. Sprinkle the creamed spinach with fresh ground nutmeg and the apple pies with cinnamon. Serve immediately. Makes 30 Petite Pies.
Note- I *did* grate my own nutmeg, that must count for something. Right?
Oh and no worries, the next food post will be homemade, no more of this semi stuff. At least for a little while.