I don't mean to scare you - - but Christmas Eve is only
one week away!!!!!
So, are you ready?
Today I'm sharing another easy-peasy snack for you to share with your friends and family.
Are you all set? Let's go!
Jan's Wonderful Cheese Spread
1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese
1 jar Kraft Old English Cheese Spread
1/2 cup mayonnaise or salad dressing (like Miracle Whip)
2 teaspoons chili sauce
1 teaspoon minced onion
2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 Tablespoon ground mustard
2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
This goes together very easily using a food processor, but I've also done it by hand and it still works.
First, blend together the cream cheese, cheese spread and mayo until they're smooth and creamy.
Then blend the chili sauce, onion, Worcestershire sauce, garlic powder, and ground mustard in a small bowl.
By mixing these ingredients together before adding them to the cheese, you avoid those pockets of garlic powder in one bite and Worcestershire sauce in the next.
I like to avoid surprises like that :)
Add the spicy stuff to the cheese and mix thoroughly.
Finally, add the 2 cups of shredded cheddar and mix some more. Easy. Just what you need the week before Christmas!
Serve it with crackers and enjoy :) It's also good on celery sticks...Mmmmm....
One thing I love about this recipe is that you can switch it around - make it your own!
For instance, I often switch this ingredient:
My family loves the kick. You can ramp up the sizzle or tone it down to your heart's content!
You can also shape the whole mess into a ball ~ like one of those pretty ones you spend big bucks on at the grocery store.
Just refrigerate the cheese spread, then shape it into a ball and roll it in chopped walnuts or pecans.
And a thought to leave you with:
We live in an evil world, and once in awhile we get a glimpse of just how evil it is.
But evil isn't the only, or the most powerful, force in our world. God's grace is evident everywhere we look....
I pray God will grant us eyes to see and ears to hear this Christmas.
Have a wonderful week before Christmas!