Party season once again, and many homes will surely be open to welcome family and friends to celebrate the holidays. Usually, I find myself stressing out on what to serve our guests whenever we host get-togethers at home. I want to keep things simple and hassle free, especially for me. I'm really just a lazy cook. More often, we just order so it's fast and convenient. On top of delivered meals, I add one or two finger foods to complete the buffet.
For this post, I made an even simpler variation using our favorite cheese spread, Cheez Whiz!
I always try to ask my boy and girl to help me in the kitchen, especially when I need to assemble a lot of servings. This cheesy hors d'oeuvres is so simple that you can leave the kids to do everything.
CHEEZY PARTY APPETIZERS
1 bottle (220g) Cheez Whiz Pimiento
1/2 cup diced ham (any brand of cooked ham - cold cuts / sliced, used for sandwich)
36 plain crackers or melba toast
parsley, finely chopped (optional)
Dice the sliced ham, as small or as chunky as you want
Pour and scoop out the Cheez Whiz in a bowl
Spread on each cracker
(My kids didn’t want to mix with parsley, so it’s not in the photos.)
It's that simple.
Serve on a nice platter or tray. Devour!
Remember, you don't have to spread everything in one go. Use a small dish or ramekin for a portion of the ham and cheese spread and lay out assorted crackers to allow guests to dip or spread on their own. It's gonna be a hit among guests, for sure. This ham and Cheez Whiz spread is also perfect as a dip for chips, chopped fresh veggies like carrots, turnips, and celery sticks. Cheese anything!
For storage, you can put it in air-tight containers to serve anytime, or pack in nice bottles/jars with crackers then give out to friends.
Scrumptious, versatile, spreadable, festive. I can chow down 10 crackers in one sitting. =) Spread some cheezy love this holiday season with this easy peasy Cheezy Party Appetizers.
Try it for your noche buena tomorrow! Merry Christmas!
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