Caramelized onion and blue cheese bites

Last week i stepped on the scale and i was up 4 pounds.

I’m not going to lie….i’m on the scale every single morning….it’s habit now….and it is my reality check-in….

check check double check

especially since it took me 6 months of extremely hard word to lose 25 pounds.

So….with the last few weeks being a bit on the stressful side…..

and of course…..stress and i don’t get along at all…..

i put on my brave face….poured myself a nice glass of fine boxed wine and went to work.

No….i don’t mean my new job….what i mean is i went to work baking…because it’s what relieves my stress…

right along with drinking vodka from ball jars and sitting on the beach with my kids.

oh…and back rubs…but i forget what those feel like…..so i’ll just be happy with vodka and kids.

{not necessarily in that order …}

You might remember when i posted my Brie and Fig Bites from a while back……

those still are a fav around here…..but i wanted to make something that was a bit more on theĀ 

not~ so sweet side…….

kind of like Reality Bites.

I had been watching Rachel Ray a while back cooking up some burgers….

and who doesn’t love a good burger right…..

and when she started to caramelize onions for the burgers…..i knew that is what i was going to do with

my new bites.
I introduce you to my

caramelized onion and blue cheese bites.

Perfect appetizer and i swear your friends and family will love you……

maybe not necessarily your significant other when you wake up the next morning……

but that is not something i can help you with.

Oh….and these are so easy….you can do it with your eyes closed while drinking fine boxed wine.

honest.

All you need is:

*puff pastry {located in the frozen section next to frozen pie shells}

*2 tbsp unsalted butter

* 2 tbsp olive oil

*1 large onion {i use sweet }, halved and thinly sliced

*1 tbsp finely chopped fresh rosemary

*1 tsp sugar

*1/2 tsp salt

* 4 ounces of crumbled blue cheese


These go perfect with fine boxed wine.

Preheat your oven to 375 degrees.

The puff pastry comes in sheets of two…..and this recipe only calls for using one…..so if you want to use

both then you will need to double up on the ingredients.

……..

Melt butter with oil in large skillet over high heat.

Add onions.

Have a drink of your wine.

Cook until onions are soft and just beginning to brown, making sure to stir them on occasion

for about 8-10 minutes.

Add rosemary, sugar and salt.

Reduce the heat to medium and continue to cook until the onions are soft and dark brown…..

making sure to stir them frequently…about 15 minutes…then let cool slightly.

In the meantime…..unfold your puff pastry sheet on to some parchment paper and place on a

cookie sheet.

Spread the onion mixture over the puff pastry sheet evenly…sprinkle on the blue cheese…and bake

until the dough is golden brown and the cheese is bubbling…about 12-15 minutes.

Have another glass of fine boxed wine.

Let cool and cut into squares.

One sheet serves about 16 and i use a pizza slicer to roll across and slice them.

Viola…….

and because you probably shouldn’t have one more glass of fine boxed wine…..

i will….you know….to be kind.

cheers.

 

Comments

  1. Becky @ Farmgirl Paints says:

    I was just thinking today that you looked like you had lost more weight. Face looks skinny. I should weigh daily. I need to focus and that would do it…..eeeek. Yummy recipe thanks.

  2. Yum, next get together, I will make these. Cheers to you.

  3. Looking forward to these!

  4. Rose D., Frenchtown, NJ says:

    I saw this on Instagram and immediately got hungry!!! Thank you for that, and the 2 lbs I will gain from eating these!

  5. shabby mama says:

    yumola!

  6. Wow. A friend made these (on little slices of toasted french bread, not puff pastry) here in Angel Fire last Friday nite. Did she get a pre-release copy of this post?!? I’m jealous. They were sooooo good. I will surely do the puff pastry ones soon.

  7. Here you go switching fromages on me.
    That looks really pretty.

  8. Cant wait to try! Might be tomorrow because Im having a wine tasting with the girls! Thanks for the easy deliciousness :) Perfect timing

  9. Colette Lee says:

    Oh my gosh! I can just smell the aroma of these cooking!! No seriously that is how amazing these look! I have got to go get some puff pastry and blue cheese today so that we can taste this!! Thanks for sharing your brainstorm!!
    Cheers,
    Colette

  10. It’s like your posting read my mind! I have a party on saturday and have to bring small bites and this sounds fabulous! Thanks for the recipe.
    PS* I found your 25 that you lost! Eating while reading blogs…

  11. you look awesome!
    and so does that recipe.
    thanks girl.

  12. It is always a struggle but you are doing AWESOME!

  13. wowzer! I’ve booked marked that, thank you very much! back on the straight and narrow soon…..Heather x

  14. Dear Kasey, I have been in Germany for one week and I am now looking for your new post…are you ok? How is life? And your new job? BAci, Monica

  15. No, thank you. I don’t want the extra poundage either.

    Looks good, but I have found the Pilsbury doughboy look stopped being cute somewhere around 6.

  16. Bookmarking this for the holidays, but will probably enjoy sooner! Discovered Trader Joe’s Blocks of Red & White…. Will be darn good with these nibbles! Oh…woe is me!

  17. Kasey,

    How is everything going? We haven’t heard from you in a while. Hope the job is gin g well. I hope it’s not the haters that are getting you down! There are still plenty of us out here that can’t wait to hear from you. Let us know whats going on.

    Patiently waiting :)

  18. Kasey, hope that clan is doing really really well and your continueing as best you can to have a ball while your there. Seasons are seasons, so hang tight and hope things on your journey are great there! Come on back when you can here.

  19. Did you eat so many of these you can’t write anymore??? I miss you.

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