Strawberries with Cream Cheese Filling
1 8 oz. pkg. cream cheese, softened
1 3 oz. pkg. cream cheese, softened In a large bowl beat the cream cheese, powdered
1/2 cup powdered sugar sugar and almond extract till smooth. Stir in the
1/4 t. almond extract grated chocolate. Set aside.
2 T grated semisweet chocolate Cut a thin slice form the stem end of a berry.
32 large strawberries Stand the berry upright on the flattened end.
choc. shavings (optional) Cut into 4 wedges, cutting to but not through
the stem end. Put the filling into the center using
a pastry bag (or one improvised from a plastic bag with corner snipped off) and serve.
Nutted Wild Rice
Put one cup raw wild rice in a strainer and rinse. Put rice in a med. sized heavy saucepan and add 5 1/2 cups chicken stock or water. Simmer for 45 min. uncovered. After 30 min. check donnes so rice is not too soft. Plad a towel in a colander and drain rie. In bowl put the rice and :
1 cup helled pecan halves
1 cup yellow raisins
grated orange rind
1/4 fresh mint chopped
4 scallions thin sliced
14 olive oil
1/3 cup orange juice
1 1/2 t. salt, black pepper to taste.
Let mixture stand for 2 hours and serve. (6 portions)