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Monday, December 14, 2009

Spreading Good Cheer

We interrupt this blog hiatus for something very important. Something no holiday season would be complete without.

The perfect party appetizer!

I had an impromptu Christmas party on Friday (started out as inviting a few friends over for cocktails, then a few more, etc) and had literally no time during the week to do any kind of party prep. On Thursday I was lamenting to a coworker that I needed a few great new recipes to try out and she interrupted me to say she had what I was looking for. Her boss had given her a recipe for Garlic Feta Spread last year when she was in a similar situation and it had been the hit of that party, and many other parties since them. And it met my requirements: easy, mostly ingredients you already have at home, and involving some kind of cheese.

So without further adieu, my new favorite party app:

Garlic Feta Spread
4 oz reduced fat cream cheese
1/3 cup mayo
4 oz feta cheese, crumbled
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/8 tsp oregano
1/8 tsp basil
1/8 tsp thyme
1/8 tsp dill

Combine every ingredient but the feta in a food processor and blend until smooth.
Fold in feta with a spoon.
Serve with pita chips.

Couldn't be easier, right? And you can use all dried herbs. I left out the dill because I didn't have any and it was still delicious. It was the only thing to get completely cleaned out at the party. So if you are in search of something to bring to a party or serve at your own, give it a whirl! I think you will be pleasantly surprised.

4 comments:

Jennifer said...

This spread was soooo good. I think I are most of it.

Jenny said...

How many servings did you get? I'm going to a party on Saturday for 40-50 people and am thinking about bringing an app or side....

Sarah said...

Jenny - This was enough for 10 people...so I would triple it for your event (at least). Or you may consider cocktail meatballs/cocktail sausages? I use this recipes at least a few times each holiday season and its always a huge hit because who does cocktail sausages anymore? I use the li'l smokies turkey cocktail sausages. And the dipping sauce is out of this world!
http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/Deviled-Cocktail-Sausages-with-Chutney-and-Lime-Dipping-Sauce-4547

Jenny said...

Thanks (again) Sarah!! As always, filled with great advice. :)