But . . .the party got cancelled when a snow storm decided to creep through Upstate New York. It didn’t leave behind a ridiculously large amount of snow, but the roads were bad enough for us to cancel the celebration. (I’ll post pictures later—I just love snow!)
Since I didn’t get to make my dish, I thought I’d share with you the recipe in case you have a party coming up. Weather permitted, I’m going to re-try making the dish for the Monday night Bible Study I attend.
I found this recipe in the December issue of Southern Living magazine, and it looks like a nice filling party dish. The recipe said that you could make this in a 1-quart baking dish, or individual cups.
Photo taken from MyRecipes.com
Blue Cheese Bacon Dip (servings: 12-15): Taken from Southern Living Magazine, December 2009 issue
Here’s what you’ll need:
- 7 bacon slices, chopped
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 2 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
- 1/3 cup half-and-half
- 4 ounces crumbled blue cheese
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives
- 3 tablespoons chopped walnuts, toasted
- Grape clusters
- Cook chopped bacon in a skillet over medium-high heat 10 minutes or until crisp. Drain bacon, and set aside. Add minced garlic to skillet, and sauté 1 minute.
- Beat cream cheese at medium speed with an electric mixer until smooth. Add half-and-half, beating until combined. Stir in bacon, garlic, blue cheese, and chives. Spoon mixture evenly into 4 (1-cup) individual baking dishes.
- Bake at 350° for 15 minutes or until golden and bubbly. Sprinkle evenly with chopped walnuts, and serve with grape clusters and flatbread or assorted crackers.