Thursday, October 15, 2009

French-Style Cream Cheese Spread - Yum-O!

I am a huge fan of cheese and crackers paired with a glass of wine after a long day. This cheese spread always does the trick for me!

French-Style Cream Cheese Spread
Yield: 1 servings
package 8 oz soft cream cheese
¼ cups margarine, soft
1 Clove garlic, minced
1 tablespoon snipped parsley
1 tablespoon Water
2 teaspoon White wine vinegar
1 teaspoon Worchestershire sauce
1 teaspoon Herbes de Provence, crushed*
¼ teaspoon Seasoning salt
Fresh thyme (optional)
Assorted crackers

1. In a medium bowl, stir together the cream cheese, margarine or butter, garlic, parsley, water, vinegar, Worchestershire sauce, Herbes de Provence, and seasoning salt. Cover and refrigerate over- night.

2. To serve, garnish with fresh thyme, if desired. Serve with crackers.

***Herbes de Provence: In a small storage container, combine 1 T dried marjoram, 1 T dried thyme, 1 T dried savory, 1 t dried basil, 1 t dried rosemary, ½ t dried sage, and ½ t dried fennel seed. Store in airtight container. Crush before using.

Calories: 58 per tablespoon; 6 gm fat; 1 gm protein; 72 mg sodium

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