Scallion Crescent Rolls and cheese boxes

Totally random post here.  I wanted to share two cool new things, listed here in the title.

First, scallion crescent rolls.  I love scallion pancakes from Chinese restaurants.  I have found very few restaurants that carry them, but when I do…yum yum.  I have also tried to make scallion pancakes on my own, but with limited success.  It was on a complete whim last night that I decided to try something crazy and wild– cut up my fresh scallions and put them in Pillsbury crescent rolls!  I was pleasantly surprised at the results- they taste very much like soft, yummy scallion pancakes but less oily and in crescent form. They are delicious!

Scallion Crescent Rolls

Scallion Crescent Rolls

Not only were these super easy to make, I think they would go great with any number of dishes, and wouldn’t it be a delightful surprise at a dinner party?

Here’s the recipe:

1 package crescent rolls

2-3 scallions – yield about 1/4 cup chopped

Chop scallions, and sprinkle about a tablespoon onto each triangle dough shape.  Roll up and bake according to directions on package.

On a recent trip to my local Farm (Miller Farms Market- they are wonderful!), I found these cheese boxes.  They were selling them for $2.50 a piece!  I almost did a double take, I couldn’t believe they wanted so little for them.  They buy a mild Wisconsin cheddar that comes in a large cheese roll, and is shipped in these boxes.  The cheddar is great for grilled cheese sandwiches, and the boxes are big enough to do any number of things with!

Cheese boxes

Cheese boxes

I want to try some different techniques on them.  I’m thinking I want to stain one a dark walnut color, and paint another one.  They are nice and big, about 15″ round.  So many possibilities!

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