Friday, March 20, 2009

Dinner and a Movie Friday

I did not realize that this movie was still playing at the theater, we saw it the first day it opened. I still after all these years think that Clint Eastwood can still act. That raspy voice of his still carries a movie. Gran Torino was very entertaining with good humor and sit on the end of your seat excitement. Bee Vang plays Clint's young neighbor and he does an excellent job. At times the whole audience would cheer. It appears that the men especially loved this show. It was worth seeing.

Puff the Magic Dragon when I was a child that was my favorite song and story. Here is my version of Puff. These little treats were easy to make and they look like you slaved over the oven.. Just remember the PUFF next time you are at the store. These were made with apricot jam it is hard to see the jam mixture. They were gone in minutes. Very light and fluffy treat. You could serve as dessert or even with a meat entree or a salad.

Jam Puffs

1 puff pastry
any kind of jam or preserves

Preheat oven 400
Thaw puff pastry. Roll out to 14 by 18. Paint puff pastry with jam or preserves leave a small edge about an inch around all sides. Fold in half jam side together. Place in freezer for about 10 minutes. Cut with pizza cutter in long strips. Pick up and twist each strip pinching the end to hold in the jam mixture. Push each end down good on cookie sheet to hold shape. Bake for 10 minuter or until lightly browned. Let cool and remove from cookie sheet.


Barbara Bakes said...

What a fun idea for a quick treat!

5 Star Foodie said...

Perfect quick snack! I would love it with my favorite cherry preserves!

Gina said...

What a great idea! How fun and easy.

Melanie said...

I've seen puff pastry made into these straws with cheese but never with jam - clever idea. I love it!

Live.Love.Eat said...

We loved that movie, saw it awhile back. I couldn't believe the ending. These jam puffs look awesome, very unique!!!!!