There's just something about a June bride, isn't there?
We have just under three weeks to go until THE WEDDING!!!
In case you haven't heard, daughter Carrie is marrying her guy Josh on June 11.
We had a wedding shower for them over the weekend, and it was as special as could be.
We ate goodies, played a fun "get to know Carrie and Josh" game, and opened presents.
What would a shower be like without presents?
And since the happy couple are big fans of the show "Fixer Upper," I got one of their favorite items from that show to adorn their new apartment.
We had so much fun, and enjoyed pampering our favorite bride. :)
|A pensive moment. I think she was deciding between|
a bite of the egg casserole or a cracker with
her mom's famous cheese spread.
Speaking of her mom's favorite cheese spread, that's the recipe I'm going to share with you today. It gets rave reviews whenever I take it anywhere, and not just from my family!
Jan's Wonderful Cheese Spread
(Yes, I shared this recipe back in 2012, but it deserves another showing!)
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-peasy-lemon-squeezy.
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.
Like I said, this cheese spread gets rave reviews everywhere! Take it to your next picnic - folks will love you!
So let's talk brides! Missy has a wedding coming up soon, too, and will be starring as the Mother-of-the-Groom. I get to be the Mother-of-the-Bride for our do.
Does anyone have any advice for us??? Please share!
Jan Drexler loves her family, her home, cooking and just about anything made by hand. But she loves her Lord most of all.
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