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Are You a Timeless Movie Buff?

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If so, you will be very interested in a series of classic movies to be shown at The Academy Center of the Arts during January and February 2020.

Every Wednesday, starting January 8th and concluding February 26th, at 1:30 your favorite classics from the 30’s to the early 60’s will be showing.  The opening show will be Meet Me in St. Louis (1944.)  Films also playing will include Singing in the Rain (1952), West Side Story (1961), and The Wizard of Oz (1939).  The final film presented will be Kiss Me Kate (1953) on February 26th.

The concession stand will be selling retro candy and popcorn for $.05 a bag!

General admission tickets are $8.00 for each patron.  For more information or to purchase tickets contact the Box Office at 434.846.8499.  The Academy Center of the Arts is located at 600 Main Street in downtown Lynchburg, VA.

If you have not been to a performance since the restored Academy Theatre has re-opened you will be impressed and amazed.  The entire building looks like new but retains it’s original luster and impressiveness from years gone by.

Prosciutto and Parmesan Pinwheels

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Tray of Prosciutto and Parmesan Pinwheels

Prosciutto and Parmesan Pinwheels a easy and quick appetizer for all occasions.

We were looking for an appetizer recipe to take with us to a holiday party.  We found this easy to prepare, easy to transport and easy to eat recipe that seems to be easy all of the way around.  And once we made it we decided it would also be a great savory entrée when serving our breakfast at The Carriage House Inn Bed and Breakfast buffet style.

Ingredients:

  • 1 17.5-oz. package frozen puff pastry sheets, thawed
  • 5 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 5 oz. prosciutto, thinly sliced
  • 5 oz. finely shredded Parmesan cheese

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.  Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. Roll out 1 pastry sheet into a 10×12-inch rectangle on a lightly floured surface.  Spread with half of the mustard, and top with half of the prosciutto and half of the Parmesan cheese.  Roll up, starting with a long side, then cut with a serrated knife into 1-inch-thick pieces.  Arrange pieces on 1 prepared baking sheet.  Repeat with remaining pastry sheet, mustard, prosciutto and Parmesan cheese.
  3. Arrange baking sheets in upper and middle thirds of oven; bake , switching positions halfway through, until golden brown, about 20 minutes.

Helpful Hints:

After preparing the pastry roll, refrigerate the uncut roll for about 15 minutes.  This gave the dough time to rest and made cutting easier.

I tried a variation on this recipe using tomato sauce, spinach and Parmesan cheese.  This ingredient combination made a delicious, traditional Italian tasting pinwheel.

P.S.  the appetizer was a huge success at the holiday party!