It’s that time. Christmas parties, office Holiday get togethers, family gatherings, etc.
You want to bring something to contribute to that big party that isn’t sooooooo……BORING.
Let’s take a look at what we’re all used to shall we….
1) Sausage Balls.
Don’t get me wrong, I really love sausage balls but they are kinda cliché, don’t kill me, please. Remember I did say I love them.
2) Cheese Ball Rolled in Chopped Nuts.
Very tasty, however – I would like to be able to go to the bathroom in the next week or so. But again, tasty.
3) Rotel Dip.
So ’90’s. Have to admit, can’t resist it. Let me reiterate the whole bathroom situation thing.
Not able to classify this by decade – A classic, not the most exciting, hard to resist, but still….
You get the picture. We all do cherish these classic dishes and will continue to use them.
However….People let’s freshen up these holiday shindigs!
This is a refreshing, creamy, yet rich and zippy appetizer to serve all those eggnog intoxicated family members of yours.
Cranberry Cream Cheese Dip
Adapted from Jamie Cooks It Up!
12 oz fresh cranberries
1/4 cup green onion, chopped
1/4 cup fresh cilantro
1 small jalapeno pepper, diced small
1 1/4 cup sugar
1/4 tsp cumin
2 tbsp lemon juice
1 dash salt
2 8 oz blocks cream cheese, brought to room temp, but you won’t need it for a few hours
In a food processor, combine cranberries through salt. Cover and refrigerate 4 hours or overnight.
Spread cream cheese flat on a serving plate. Stir cranberry mixture well and spoon over cream cheese. Serve with crackers, pita chips, Frito’s….your choice!! Whatever you dip it with will be amazing….
It may just be crack in a different form.