Thursday, December 20, 2012

My Favorite Holiday Appetizer

 Lots of party prepping going on today... I'm making my favorite Holiday Goat Cheese Log appetizer. It's soooo yummy and just as easy as it is yummy! What could be better?... well maybe 007 calling me for lunch, but hey... I have a better chance of winning the super lotto ( I don't even play.)
Here's a photo overview. I'll put the real recipe below.

First Goat Cheese, Cream Cheese, and coarse grind or fresh cracked black pepper... in a bowl to be mixed together.

In a pie plate... chopped dried cranberries, chopped fresh rosemary, chopped fresh italian flat leaf parsley.

Cheese mixed and rolled into a log, then rolled in the cranberry mixture, and placed on a nice serving plate.

At serving time surround with crackers of choice, I LOVE both these cracker crisps... The Raisin Rosemary Crisp came from Trader Joes, the Cranberry Crisp  by Open Nature at Vons Grocery.  The party is tomorrow.. I can't wait and BY THE WAY.... a holiday mimosa in a classy champagne glass tops off a brunch appetizer round.

Holiday Goat Cheese Appetizer Log

1  Chevre Goat Cheese Log ( 10.5 oz )
1  Package of softened Cream Cheese ( I used 8 oz .. though
    you can use as little as 3 oz with a creamy goat cheese like Chevre)
1/2 teaspoon cracked or coarse grind black pepper
     In medium bowl mix these cheeses and pepper,  roll into 1 or 2 cheese logs.

1 cup dried cranberries... chopped
1/4 cup chopped fresh italian (flat leaf) parsley
1 tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary leaves
      In a pie plate , mix ingredients in preparation for rolling the cheese log.

      Roll cheese log in cranberry mixture and Serve with crackers of your choice.... 
In is unlikely there will be any left at the end of the party... but if so... lucky you to have at home!!!
Have a great holiday weekend everyone.  ;-)

1 comment:

Patrica said...

Sounds yummy let the holidays begin! Merry Christmas!