Are you not much of a cooking-type person? Or maybe you just don't have that much time to make something to take to your Thanksgiving get-together. Then might I suggest this simple, but delicious appetizer. It's quick and easy, there's only three ingredients and it adds a bit of spice to the day (well, if you're like me you'll still need to bring you hot sauce to dinner).

I don't know what exactly this dish is called. I found it when someone's new wife brought it to a family Thanksgiving when I was in high school. I call it Green Chile Cream Cheese Tortilla rolls. That's a great name because it's also the recipe.

Prep Time: Depends on if you have the stuff in your house, otherwise prep time includes going to the store and I don't know where you live in relation to a grocery store so you can figure that out yourself.

Cook Time: There's no cooking.


  • 1 Package of Cream Cheese
  • 1 4 oz Can diced green chiles (drained)
  • 12 inch flour tortillas

What to do:

  1. In a bowl mix drained green chilies and cream cheese until, it's all, um, mixed up.
  2. Spread some of the mixture on a tortilla. Cover as much of the tortilla as possible, spread the mixture thick, but don't go crazy.
  3. Roll the tortilla like a cigar, or like you're making a telescope out of a piece of paper, or like you're holding a magazine but you're nervous and don't know what to do with your hands. Roll it kind of tight, but again don't go crazy.
  4. Roll the tortilla with the mixture on the inside, in case that wasn't clear.
  5. Slice the rolled tortilla into pieces about an inch thick.
  6. Repeat the whole thing two or three more times, put the slices on a plate (preferably one that you don't mind not getting back) and hit the road to grandma's house.

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