Cranberry & Whipped Feta Pinwheels are one of my favorite appetizer recipes for a party. They are so simple to whip up in a rush and they are packed with flavor and texture from whipped feta, dried cranberries, green onion and walnuts. I have served them at holiday parties, showers, work parties, etc. and they are a hit every single time!
So, sometimes I complain about small town living. Well, let’s be real, I do it far more than I should. There are definitely hang-ups to living in a small town where everyone thinks they know your business, but there are also some great things about it. I was just recently reminded of one of the beautiful aspects of living in a teeny tiny town.
A young woman who spent most of her youth growing up in our small town, was recently diagnosed with breast cancer at age 26. She had to have a bilateral mastectomy and will soon start chemotherapy. In the wake of all of this struggle she has had to think about one more thing, the reality of her ability to have children some day. There are no guarantees that she won’t be able to have children after chemo, but it is a very serious possibility. She looked into freezing her eggs and it would cost about $17,000…insurance would only cover $3,000.
Not only is she facing the medical expenses of fighting cancer, but now she has a very short window, only a few weeks before chemo begins, to come up with this overwhelming amount of money to preserve her fertility. She did something that can be very difficult for many people, and she reached out asking for help. She started a GoFundMe campaign telling her story and asking for support. In less than 48 hours, over 200 people supported her by raising the entire $14,000 and then some!
The idea of people coming together, many of which who don’t even know this woman personally, to support her, brought tears to my eyes and I can only imagine how she feels. I’m not sure there really is a more important quality in a community that this!
- 3 10 " tortillas
- 8 oz. whipped cream cheese
- 4 oz. feta, crumbled
- 1/4 tsp. salt
- 1/2 c. walnuts
- 2/3 c. dried cranberries
- 1/2 c. green onions, chopped
- In a food processor, blend the cream cheese, feta and salt. Remove from the food processor and fold in the walnuts, cranberries and green onions.
- Spread 1/3 of the whipped feta mixture over each tortilla and roll up. Refrigerate for 1-12 hours. Slice into one inch pinwheels and serve immediately.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 24 Serving Size: 24 pinwheels
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 141Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 14mgSodium: 195mgCarbohydrates: 16gFiber: 1gSugar: 4gProtein: 3g
Provided nutrition data is only an estimate. If you are tracking these nutrients for medical purposes, please consult an outside, trusted source.