I need to make a dish for a party...using cream cheese.....
We have been invited to a casual get together tomorrow around 5 pm. Is there something, either sweet or savory, that I could put together in the morning that would use up some of the pallet of cream cheese I seem to have hoarded in my refridgerator? THANK you! (It's a good sized party, probably at least 40 adults and maybe half as many all ages children/teens.)
Okay...casual. Crab rangoon springs to mind. Stuffed jalapenos. Spread on flatbreads/crackers with smoked salmon, or tapenade, on top.
Dips! Jalepeno popper dip, spinach artichoke dip, crab dip, 7 layer dip... The possibilities are endless! I could live off dips, especially hot ones.
Just a couple of ideas,.. not exactly haute cuisine, but tasty. Cheese ball with clams, green onions and bacon. A little worstershire sauce and roll in minced green onions.
Cresent rolls made with strawberry jam and cream cheese, or pesto and cream cheese.
Tea sandwiches with cream cheese mixed with fine diced shallots, spread on raisin bread with turkey and basil leaves.
Not sure if you want an appetizer or more of an entree...mix with some tangy goad cheese, garlic, pancetta and a basil chiffonade and make a tangy mac and cheese.