As the name of my blog indicates, I spend a lot of time thinking about home. Of course, my Heavenly Home is the one that is eternal, so that’s where I need to lay up my treasures, and that’s the one I’m striving for. But in the meantime, I have been given this tiny piece of the here-and-now—this home on the edge of town, this family, this neighborhood—in which to serve Him. And, though this is in the earthly realm, I want the things that happen here to be investments in the Heavenly realm.




Saturday, October 6, 2012

{31 Days of Hospitality} Day 6 ~ A "Go To" Hors d'Oeuvre Recipe

Not to Impress, But to Bless


I promised to share one of my "go to" appetizer recipes with you today.

Did I also tell that it is easy?  It is!

I began by making a Faux Goat Cheese Log.  (You can make the cheese log a day or two ahead.)  I added crackers, red grapes, and a few sprigs of rosemary from my herb garden.  (You could add whatever herb you have.  Or whatever your market has.  Or you could leave it off; it is only a garnish.) Then I arranged it all on a square white plate and returned to my dinner preparations.  




(FAUX) GOAT CHEESE LOG



Ingredients:
  • 4 ounces softened cream cheese
  • 4 ounces crumbled feta cheese 
  • 2 teaspoons coarsely ground pepper (or 2 teaspoons chopped parsley)

Directions:
  1. Beat the cheeses together with an electric mixer until smooth.
  2. Shape cheese mixture into a log shape.  
  3. Roll log in ground pepper (or parsley).
  4. Wrap in waxed paper and chill for several hours. 





Doesn't that sound simple?  


8 comments:

  1. I REALLY like cheeseballs/logs! This one sounds delish! Thanks for sharing it. (Your "presentation" is great, too.)

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  2. Yes, it does! Pretty on the plate, too.

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  3. Very nice and easy! It looks great too!

    Deanna

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  4. Hello I am visiting via the Nester's 31 days series. Your series is so inspirational and leaves me with such great tips.

    I too am participating in the series. My topic is "Decor To Adore~ finding your style". I would like to invite you to stop by anytime.

    Have a beautiful day and a wonderful fall season.

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  5. This sounds great! Thanks for sharing.

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  6. Sounds simple, looks pretty, and must be delicious! Thanks for sharing.

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  7. Now that is totally new to me..."faux" goat cheese! Great idea I'll have to try. I always have feta on hand, and I almost always have cream cheese, too... I love goat cheese, but only buy it occasionally!

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