It’s Labor Day, a holiday here in the U.S. In England, I believe Labour Day is the first of May and heralds the vibrant colors of spring. For those of us here in the states, it’s the unofficial end of summer. Kids have been or are returning to school and our thoughts now turn to preparing for the weather to turn colder. ugh! Did I just say that? It’s been a tough year weather-wise around the world and I’ll be praying for a mild winter so we can all regroup.
But first, it’s time for one more BBQ or dinner party. Since I’m not the griller in the family, I’ll instead give you an appetizer that’s a hit every time I make it.
1 (8 ounce) package of cream cheese, room temperature
1 (8 ounce) package grated cheddar cheese
1/2 of an onion, finely chopped
1 teaspoon chili powder (I use about half this amount)
1/2 teaspoon garlic
In large bowl, mix cream cheese, cheddar cheese, garlic salf, chili powder, onion, and parsley. Shape into ball. Roll in finely chopped nuts. Wrap in saran wrap and store in fridge up to a day before using. This also freezes well.
Let the celebration begin! Happy Labor Day to all of you here in the U.S. And a sunny, warm, day for everyone!
posted by Laurie Ryan