Happy Wednesday, everyone!
Over the last couple of days I have been in the process of designing a more personalized blog via my tech support/hubby (you know, the birthday boy?)and have been attempting to reorganize my Recipes page. I feel I must add for the purpose of full disclosure,it feels like a giant oxymoron that I am not only writing recipes but supplying them to other people. I’m the “I’ll bring bread” girl. I’m the “Let me pop on by the grocery store and pick up some deli coleslaw” girl. But, when push comes to shove, I can cook. So,I wanted to compile the recipes I do, on occasion, cook up and store them in one general spot. It is located (here) and I have been trying to keep it updated with my weekly dishes. Feel free to stop on by. (Bear in mind it’s a work in progress.)
Now, back to our regularly scheduled programming…the Recipe of the Week.
Upon closer inspection of the Recipes section on my blog I noticed I am sorely lacking in the appetizer department. Which I find odd because I am all about appetizers. Which is most unfortunate. You see, appetizers aren’t typically known for their nutritional value. Unless you’re talking about the veggie tray.Those are great for you, choked full of vitamins and stuff. Every major diet program suggests that if you happen to be at a party with an appetizer table you should hover around the broccoli and carrots. If you fill up on veggies you will be less likely to over indulge on the less than healthy fare. Yeah, right. I’m pretty sure if you have the willpower to hang at the veggie tray during a party you can handle yourself around the Cheetos at lunchtime. But I digress.I actually happen to love vegetables, especially when pared with hot artichoke dip and melted cheese fondue.I’m also helpless around Cheetos. You could say I fall into the category of those with limited willpower.
I dug through my recipes and found one of my staples. This is a quick and easy appetizer that can be made at the drop of a hat with ingredients you may already have in your fridge. Cream cheese, mayo, cheese and nitrate-filled deli meat? Check. Promise me you’ll make these delicious Cordon Bleu Bites!
- 1 cup chopped deli ham
- 2 cups shredded swiss cheese
- 2 green onions, finely minced
- minced garlic
- 1/2 cup mayonnaise
- 1 8 oz. package of cream cheese, softened
- baguette bread, sliced
- Mix together mayo, garlic and cream cheese until smooth.
- Add ham, swiss cheese and onions to cream cheese mixture until mixed well.
- Top baguette bread slices with dip and place under broiler until hot and bubbly.