Thursday, December 09, 2004


We just got back home from Oklahoma at 2am this morning so my brain is still a bit foggy. Please help! :-)

We're going to a friend's house for a Christmas get together tomorrow night right after work and I'm supposed to bring some kind of finger food. Any ideas for quick and easy snack food that doesn't take long to fix?

On Sunday our couples class is having a pot luck after church and Sunday school. I'm completely drawing a blank as to what to bring for a main dish and/or side dish that can be cooked before church and still taste good sitting around until lunch time. I'm not for sure if there is a place to plug in crock pots or any way to heat things up before eating. . . .


Queen of Carrots said...

Here's what I'm taking to the YR party tonight. It's quite spicy and oddly addicting:

1 8-oz pkg cream cheese
1 T. plain yogurt or sour cream
1 t. paprika
1/4 t. pepper
1/8 t. garlic powder
1/8 t. cayenne pepper
2 T. finely chopped green onions

You could mix it all up and put it in a bowl and take crackers with it. Or you could do what I did and laboriously spread it on fancy pieces of toast because it seemed easier than going to the store to get crackers, and then garnish with the green onions.

SM said...

Oops, sorry Alison, I hope you were able to find the email I sent with this recipe (was a bit busy yesterday). Here it is for the rest of you - simply delicious! :)

Festive Pepper Cheesecake
1 c finely crushed tortilla chips
3 T butter/margarine, melted
2 (8 oz.) packages cream cheese
2 large eggs
2 cups (8 oz.) shreaded Montery Jack cheese w/peppers
1 (4.5 oz.) can chopped green chiles
2 c sourcream
1 cup seeded and chopped yelow and/or red bell pepper
1/2 c chopped green onions
1/3 c chopped tomato
1/4 cup chopped pitted ripe olives

* Preheat oven to 350.
* Combine chips and melted butter; press into bottom of 9" spring form pan.
* Bake at 350 for 15 minutes
* Beat cream cheese and eggs with electric mixer until smooth; add shredded cheese and green chiles, beating well. Add sour cream, beating well. Pour into prepared crust.
* Bake for 30 minutes. Let cool on a wire rack. Chill.
* Remove from springform pan to serve. Decorate top with bell pepper, onions, tomato and olives.
* Serve with tortilla chips.