Everyday Mom's Meals: Parties Yet To Come

Friday, January 17, 2014

Parties Yet To Come

This is about the time of year when I usually have something to share with you that we actually enjoyed a few weeks ago, ringing in the New Year with our annual appetizer buffet, that I save to share a little closer to the middle of January, or even closer to February. Why? Because one of the biggest parties of the year is quickly approaching, and we can always use new ideas.

If you haven't figured it out yet, I am of course, talking about the Super Bowl! I truly believe even if you aren't a football fan, Super Bowl Sunday can be a really fun day shared with family and friends. Normally, we are at my in-laws for a day of football and food; and while we are avid football fans, there are those who really don't care about the game at all, but between the commercials, delicious food, board games, and watching the rest of us scream at the television, they too have a great time.

When I was planning our NYE buffet this year, I wanted something besides the normal cheese ball and crackers. I've done those quite a few times, and I just in the mood for something new. I really liked the idea of this because it had just a little kick to it. The green chilies give it just a touch of heat, and great flavor. Plus, while a cheese ball is pretty much for crackers only, this makes a great spread for cocktail bread too, which I love.

If you are planning your Super Bowl party, I guarantee this would be a hit. And if the whole football scene isn't really for you, then jot it down for any other party you might be having. Or heck, simply make it for a snack. Right now...

Zesty Pimento Cheese Spread From Taste of Home
2 c. shredded cheddar cheese
3 TBS salad dressing (Miracle Whip)
1 (4 oz.) can diced green chilies, drained
1 (2 oz.) jar diced pimentos, undrained
1/8 tsp. garlic powder

In a medium bowl combine all ingredients. Mix very well. Chill at least 2 hours before serving. Serve with crackers, chips or cocktail bread.

Shared on The Country Cook Jan. 17, 2014

1 comment:

Jenn said...

I love that this has Miracle Whip in it! Yummy.