Gardening, Cooking and Decorating on the Prairie of Kansas

Welcome to Linderhof, our 1920's home on the prairie, where there's usually something in the oven, flowers in the garden for tabletops and herbs in the garden for cooking. Where, when company comes, the teapot is always on and there are cookies and cakes to share in the larder.

Sunday, January 10, 2016

Football Weekend

Our beloved Chiefs have made the playoffs
for the first time in what seems like "forever"

It was also bitterly cold here this weekend.

Seems like a perfect setup for a football watching marathon!

But you can't watch football and not eat!

The Chief's game was 3:30
a perfect time for a little nosh
(And yes, I did give up my cup of tea and cookie)

A recipe of my mother's
Bob's Cheese Spread
Served with Ritz Crackers

They may come out with new varieties
But I still like Ritz

We watched
We cheered
We munched
We cheered

Chiefs 30 - Houston 0

Go Chief's!

We'll anxiously await next week's game!

The recipe is so simple.   It's my mother's and where she got it from and who Bob was I do not know.
But it is a good spread.   Men seem to like it (perhaps because it contains meat?)

Bob's Cheese Spread

2 8 ounce packages cream cheese
1 small jar dried beef
1 bunch green onions (or chives if you have them on windowsill or in the garden — I prefer chives but the original receipt used green onions) chopped, white and green parts

Take the cream cheese out of the refrigerator about 2 hours before so that it is at room temperature.

Beat the cream cheese with an electric mixer until soft.     Dice the dried beef and the green onions (or chives) and add to the cream cheese; mix well.

Roll the mixture into a ball.     You can refrigerate at this point until serving time or serve immediately.    If you refrigerate, wrap in plastic wrap.


Pat said...

Yeah!!! for our Chiefs!!!
Not a football fan, but I've always loved the Chiefs!!!
Your dip recipe sounds YuMMy!!!

Angela McRae said...

I need something easy to take to a Sunday School Super Bowl Party, so this sounds like just the thing. Thanks!