Monday, December 7, 2015

December means holiday parties which means lots of great food!

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This month we are talking about our favorite holiday recipes!

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It's December. There are over 100 holidays observed this month. Almost all of them involve some kind of food.

The struggle is real. :)

So, what do we do when we need to whip up a last minute appetizer or side dish? Have a few quick recipes on hand.

Shrimp/Crab Dip

1 pkg real cream cheese, softened
1 jar cocktail sauce
1 can crabmeat, drained
1 can tiny shrimp, drained
1 box crackers

In serving dish create layers of ingredients. Spread cream cheese out, spread cocktail sauce over that, crabmeat then shrimp. Serve with crackers (Wheatsworth are really good with this dip). Use small knives for spreading.

Sweet & Sour Meatballs OR BBQ Meatballs

1 32oz bag frozen fully cooked meatballs (about 50)
1 18oz jar grape jelly

1 12oz Heinz Chili Sauce

1 18oz BBQ sauce

Crock pot grape jelly meatballs on -only takes 3 ingredients and 5 minutes to prep! YUM!Combine sauces in your crock-pot and stir until combined. Add meatballs and stir until they are coated with the sauce. Cook on high for 3 hours.

Enjoy as an appetizer or serve over rice for a main dish.

Easy Fudge

12 oz. pkg semisweet chocolate chips
14 oz. can sweetened condensed milk

Place chips and milk in microwave safe bowl.
Microwave on medium power for 2-3 minutes, stirring after 2 minutes.

Microwave, stirring at 1 minutes intervals, until chips are melted and mixture is smooth and thick.

Pour into greased 8" square pan and cool.

You can also melt the chips and milk in a heavy saucepan over low heat.

Heather M. Gardner


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  1. Replies
    1. It really is. And so easy to make. No cooking. :)
      Thanks for shopping in, Alex.

  2. The sweet and sour meatballs are my husbands favorite! He'd eat them three meals a day through the holidays. :) The crab dip sounds so good. I might have to give it a try for Christmas Eve.

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