Meatess with Dairy
APPETIZERS THAT INCLUDE DAIRY
Mary Ellen Seper
Mix all of the above and form into a ball. Chill. Just before serving, pour cocktail sauce over the top. Serve with crackers.
Make one day ahead and chill. Serve with cut-up vegetables.
FRESH FRUIT DIP
Blend and refrigerate. Serve with fresh fruit: pineapple chunks, strawberries, melons, etc.
In a glass 8 x 8 inch container, layer in any order, but beans go on the bottom and cheese, topped with olives on the top. For avocado layer, mash with fork, add salt, pepper and lemon juice to taste. Prepare several hours ahead and let "rest" before cooking. Cook in microwave, on high, for 15 minutes or until cheese is bubbly and all layers are hot. Serve with chips.
MUSHROOM PHYLLO TARTS
Heat oven to 350 degrees F. In small bowl, combine cream cheese, bread crumbs, dill weed, salt, sour cream and lemon juice: blend well. Stir in sliced mushrooms. Set aside. In small skillet over medium heat, cook garlic in butter until tender. Lightly coat 16 muffin cups with garlic butter; set aside. Brush large cookie sheet with garlic butter. On work surface, unroll phyllo sheets; cover with plastic wrap or towel. Brush phyllo sheet lightly with garlic butter; place buttered side up on buttered cookie sheet. Brush second phyllo sheet lightly with garlic butter; place buttered side up on top of first sheet. Repeat with remaining phyllo sheets. With sharp knife, cut through all layers of phyllo sheets make sixteen 3 x 4 x ¼ - inch rectangles. Place one rectangle in each buttered muffin cup. Spoon heaping tablespoonful cream cheese mixture into each cup. Top each with whole mushrooms, pushing stems into cream cheese mixture. Drizzle with remaining garlic butter. Bake t 350 degrees F for 18 to 20 minutes or until light golden brown. 16 appetizers. To make ahead, prepare, cover and refrigerate up to 4 hours before baking.
SHRIMP AND CRABMEAT DIP
Mugsy Reithel/Andrea Dauro
Thaw and devane the shrimp. Mix cream cheese and shrimp. Form shrimp mixture into a ball and place on a serving platter. Slightly flatten the top of the ball. Drain the crabmeat. Cover entire ball with crabmeat. Pour shrimp sauce over the ball. Serve with crackers. Ritz are ideal.
Cream cheese and mix rest of ingredients together.
Mix all ingredients. Spread on crackers.
Layer the above ingredients in the following order: (1) sour cream and 2 c. shredded cheese; (2) ketchup and taco sauce; (3) onion; (4) shredded lettuce; (5) chopped tomatoes; (6) 2 c. shredded cheese. Serve this with taco chips.
Mix all above ingredients together, spread in 13 x 9 x 2 in pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes. You can add different meats (cooked sausage, ham, etc.) to the mixture.