Good Evening All!
This has nothing to do with needlework, but
I just had to share a great appetizer recipe
that I fixed for Super Bowl Sunday. I might
add that I did more eating than watching
the game. There was a bunch of great
food at the gathering of our friends. If you like
cheese, sweet, and a little heat this the the treat
for you. It is an old fashioned recipe that lots of
people have been serving in the Fredericksburg area
for a really long time. I think it fell out of favor for
a while, but it is back.
The reason for the big platter is to serve
crackers to go with it. I use a simple wheat cracker
because you do not want anything to add to the
flavors of the spread. You simply spread a little
of the yummy cheese mixture on your cracker
and then a little of the strawberry preserves.
I know it sounds odd, but it is a
PLAINS CHEESE RING
--1 lb grated extra sharp cheddar cheese
(I grate my own, it is so much better. I
think the shredded stuff is too dry.)
--1 cup mayonnaise (I use light)
--Black pepper to taste
--1 cup chopped nuts
(I use pecans and I toast them)
--1 small onion finely diced
--Dash of cayenne
--Small wheat crackers
Chop and toast your nuts.
Shred the cheese when it is still cold.
Dice the onion. Mix together everything but
the pepper and cayenne. Mix your pepper
and cayenne together. Sprinkle it evenly over
everything. Mix all ingredients again. Select
a small bowl to hold your preserves.
Place it on your serving piece and
mound the cheese mixture around
your bowl, shaping it into a ring.
I like to put my preserves in a little dish
instead of in the center of the ring. I
do this in case there is any cheese left,
it can be refrigerated or even frozen
for a later date. The preserves makes
it messy. I have also done this for wedding
showers, engagement parties, etc. I then shape
it as a heart and put the preserves in the center.
One day I'll find a little heart shaped dish
to use. Men and women like this, but you might
have to give a little tutorial at your party.
They don't know what to do with the
I hope you like it. I'm going to take some
to the Nashville trade show to munch on.
We'll need a little sustenance to survive.
Many Happy Stitches,