I remember simple things like celery with cream cheese filling, or whole pitted dates stuffed with walnuts before a holiday dinner. I especially loved cheese and crackers.
Today I would mix up some Nuts'NBolts, or Herbed Pecans, or Herbs'NCheese; and prepare fresh celery, carrots for dipping known as Crudites. I love the Mexican Seven Layer Platter also, but we didn't have that when I was a child. There are also fancy things like Shrimp Wrapped in Bacon, Sweet and Sour Meatballs and Puff Pastries.
servesa few or a lot
prep time5 Min
cook time55 Min
methodNo-Cook or Other
kinds of herbs, dried or fresh, your preference
bulb of garlic
dried whole pitted dates
whole peeled and julienned carrots
salt and freshly ground black pepper
european cucumber, sliced
cherry tomatoes, can be sliced in half and scooped out to be filled
How To Make
Simply let cream cheese soften and mix with your herbs, and a little minced garlic if desired, for vegetable platter. I use Herbs'NCheese- Joyce's Recipe. It's like that commercial cheese you buy in a small box at the store which is expensive!
Mom always had celery with cream cheese filling, or dates filled with cream cheese or walnuts!
Savory nuts are wonderful, and I had a recipe given to me which used Pecans, and it's called Herbed Pecans! I love it, and it makes a very sophisticated appetizer for a grownup-buffet party table.
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