We feel so lucky to live so close to (most of) our dear families! We're able to be present in case they need anything (emergency or non-emergency), we have the best free-and-always-willing babysitters around, and we're also able to celebrate life's big moments together as a family. Especially new little babies!
A few weeks ago, Ryan's brother David and his wife had their first baby! When we knew she was past her
due-date, and she was getting induced at the hospital in a nearby city, we knew the drill. :) We packed up plenty of toys/books/snacks for our toddler, and thankfully I had already made a batch of these lovely little pinwheels for the super-bowl that day. Instead of saving them for the game the next day, we packed them right up with the rest of our snacks, and headed down to the hospital to begin the waiting game. As many of you know, you never know how quickly or slowly that sweet little babe is going to take coming into the world, so you have to be prepared for just about anything. We happily waited and snacked on these in the waiting room, and they totally hit the spot!! So fresh and flavorful - all the ingredients really came together and eating them in pinwheel form made everything a little more fun & special.
I first saw them on one of my favorite blogs: Oh, Sweet Basil, as a guest post by darling Amber, and ended up making them only a couple days after. I couldn't stop thinking about how fresh and visually delightful they would be - and I'm always a fan of using those extra big & colorful tortillas to switch up the usual turkey club sandwich. To her recipe, we made the awesome addition of bacon- we just felt like bacon was a must. The smokiness really complimented the rest of the beautiful flavors of such a seemingly-simple wrap.
The spicy mayo really took these home for us. The taco-seasoning-minus-the-cumin spice mixture wasn't overpowering, but had an incredibly way of melding together all the ingredients in the pinwheel. I'm usually not a fan of anything but plain mayo or miracle whip on my sandwiches, but this really opened the door of possibilities for me! Really lovely stuff. How perfect would these be sliced thinner, and added to a darling bridal shower table spread? or even at your next baby shower? These would be perfect, and definitely the talk of the town!
As for us? We have a couple sweet new nephews to fawn over, and family nearby to celebrate together with.
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Turkey Club Tortilla Pinwheels
turkey club pinwheel:
Spinach, Sun-Dried Tomato, Whole Wheat, or White Flour Tortillas, burrito style
Deli Sliced Turkey
Tomatoes, sliced and seasoned with salt and pepper
Cheese, we used a taco blend
Bacon, cooked until crisp, crumbled
Romaine lettuce, washed and sliced
*optional: avocados, sprouts, cucumbers
1/4 C light mayo
1/4 t salt
1/4 t garlic powder
1/8 t onion powder
1/8 t paprika
1/8 t chili powder
1/8 t cayenne pepper
1. Prepare spicy mayo: Mix all ingredients together in a small bowl. Set aside until ready to use.
2. Assemble pinwheels: Working a couple at a time, lay out tortillas on a flat surface. Spread spicy mayo lightly over half the tortilla (the side you're going to roll into later). Sprinkle cheese, lay out turkey and seasoned tomatoes, sprinkle with bacon, and top with lettuce. Working from the heavier-loaded side to the mayo-coated side, roll very tightly, stuffing as much in the roll as possible as you go along. Line up tortillas until ready to slice them all. Repeat with remaining ingredients.
3. Slice tortilla rolls in half, then in fourths, etc, until you reach the desired height and serving size of tortilla pinwheels. Serve immediately, or keep in the fridge for up to a day.
recipe inspired by: Dessert Now Dinner Later "Tortilla Pinwheels"