Monday, February 22, 2016

MUFFULETTA AND PECAN BARS -- MAKE, BAKE, AND TAKE IT

Another make, bake and take it weekend.  Here were my offerings for a church potluck yesterday.
First --
Muffuletta, a sandwich popular in New Orleans originated by Italian immigrants.  What makes it different from the normal American sub sandwich is the olive salad interspersed between the usual meat and cheese layers.
There are probably as many recipes for the olive salad as there are cooks. but here is my simple recipe:
2/3 cup chopped green olives
2/3 cup chopped black olives
1/2 cup chopped pimiento
1 tablespoon capers, drained and rinsed
1 teaspoon dried parsley
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 cup olive oil
Mix all ingredients well; store in refrigerator over night to combine flavors before assembling sandwiches.
I also made Easy Pecan Pie Bars -- the recipe I came across on pinterest or facebook -- sorry, I don't remember where.
Easy Pecan Pie Bars
1 can (8 oz) refrigerated crescent rolls
2 tablespoons melted butter
1/2 cup corn syrup
1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 egg, beaten
3/4 cup chopped pecans
Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a 9x13 pan with foil, with 2-inch overhang on sides.  Separate dough in 2 long rectangles and press over bottom and 1/2 inch up sides to form crust pressing perforations to seal.  Bake 8 minutes.
Combine filling ingredients except pecans mixing well.  Add pecans.  Spread evenly over hot crust.  Bake 22 additional minutes.  Cool for an hour and cut into bars.
If you love pecan pie, this is a yummy alternative.
I came home with two empty plates; I assume a sign of success!

I'm joining the following:
Have a Daily Cup for Share Your Cup Thursday
Rattlebridge Farm for Foodie Friday

6 comments:

Sue said...

I'm so impressed!! I thought you didn't cook....love that you make your own olive salad for the muffeletta....which looked wonderful and so did the pecan bars....Great job Sally!

Jann Olson said...

Yum, Yum! I have never heard of muffuletta before, but sounds delish. Pecan pie is one of my favorites, so I know I would love the bars. Glad you'll be sharing with SYC. Pinning.
Hugs,
Jann

bj said...

Hi, Sally...both your offerings look and sound so good. I am going to make those pecan bars for breakfast this morning...
Hope you and Bob are doing good...things fine with us.
xoxo

Shelia said...

Hi Sally! Oh, I love muffulettas and haven't had one in a long time - thank you for the recipe! The pecan bars look yummy too. Wish I could pop over because I know you're so nice you'd share with me! :) Hope you're doing well.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Art and Sand said...

I love muffulettas and think I need to suggest to my husband that he makes some.

Thanks for sharing at SYC.

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Pot luck gatherings are the best! I'm sure you are very popular! I'm going to assign my chef the olive salad. Perfect fpr picnics. I'm afaraid the pecan bars would be a weakness too!