Late last week we had a hodgepodge food night. I never really use Filo dough, it has always been tricky for me and I never bothered to mess with it. However, I got the curiosity bug and grabbed some at the store.
A few days later, I made some filling with chicpeas, green peas, zucchini, summer squash, kale, and some fresh herbs. The filling was nice and tasty and I tired to use the flaky papery dough.
They actually came out decent but not very ascetically pleasing. The dough got nice and flaky golden brown as it should but the shapes were a little wonky and there were a few small holes leaking delicious their innards.
They were still a fun eat and we enjoyed them. After dinner I decided to make some chocolate chip cookies. My chocolate chip cookies do not last long in the house, I can make a dozen or so and they are typically gone the following day. After starting the recipe, I realized the horror of having very few chocolate chip left! I had to improvise!
Hodgepodge number two of the evening. I threw the few chips I had into the batter along with some shredded coconut, dried cranberries, pecans, and almond slices. Added a touch of cocoa powder and some extra brown sugar and crossed my fingers!
They were excellent! Granted, it is hard to mess up a cookie but these were quite good! I am not sure I can make either of these dishes again as I was largely just throwing things together but it made for a great night of food!