Last night we had a heckuva lot of holiday cheer with friends after the kids were snuggled in their beds.
We nibbled on the fruit(spoon)cake -Tossed back a few sidecars & burst into 70s & 80s song -& Never did get through the first hand of pitch.
But we did get through all the appetizers - pimento dip, bacon-wrapped dates & water chestnuts, and this bleu cheese spread [a recipe clipped from the Sunday paper a few weeks back]:
Bleu Cheese Spread
1/2 cup cottage cheese
6 oz bleu cheese crumbles
4 oz low-fat cream cheese, cubed
2 slices bacon, crumbled
2 green onions, chopped
Blend cottage cheese in mini food processor until smooth. Spoon into a microwave-safe bowl, add bleu and cream cheeses. Microwave on high 1-2 minutes (until mixture is heated through). Stir midway through cooking. Pour into a small bowl and garnish with bacon and green onions [I just mided those savory flavors right in!].
It. Is. Amazing.
May all your holiday parties be hearty!