Sunday, December 26, 2010

Roquefort Grapes

I don't know about you, but for us a big part of the Holidays revolves around food. We love to cook. We love to eat. Need I say more?!

By now, you could probably tip me over and roll me down the street without too much trouble, but it was all worth it! Incidentally, Daniel is reading the book The Tipping Point, but I don't think that's the kind of tipping the author had in mind...

But, I digress. One of the appetizers Daniel and I made was Roquefort Grapes from Martha Stewart's Hors D'Oevres Handbook cookbook. It's a miracle we had any left as an appetizer later on after we tasted the first ones we made. Deeeeeelicious!

Here's the recipe in case you want to try them:

Ingredients:

10 oz. almonds, pecans or walnuts
8 oz. cream cheese, at room temperature
4 oz. Roquefort cheese, at room temperatures
2 tablespoons heavy cream
1 lb. (about 48) seedless grapes, red or green (or both!)

Directions:

1. Toast nuts for about 8 to 12 minutes in a 300° oven, then chop coarsely in a food processor or by hand. Spread on a platter.
2. Combine cream cheese, Roquefort and cream in a bowl, and beat with an electric mixer until smooth. Drop clean, dry grapes into the cheese mixture and gently stir with a rubber spatula to coat them. Then roll them in the toasted nuts and put on a tray lined with wax paper.
3. Chill until ready to serve.

We couldn't find Roquefort cheese, but used a strong blue cheese, which was excellent.

Here's to good eating!! Would you believe with our refrigerator still filled with yummy leftovers (we looooove leftovers; don't you?), we are already planning what we might cook for New Years Eve?!

What are some of the favorite foods you made during the Holidays?

10 comments:

Doris Sturm said...

When I used to live in California, I loved to entertain and cook for friends. I know what you mean about loving to cook and eat...I still love to eat, but I have to confess, I'm not a big Roquefort/blue cheese fan...I would try one and let my palate surprise me....you see, I'm not a spoil sport and open to new culinary experiences - unless it involves strange animal parts LOL

Happy Holidays you two: Julia and Julius (ha, ha, ha)...I have still got to buy one of her cookbooks. I just loved that woman!

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

OMG-----sounds wonderful! (especially with a glass of wine!)
I think I *really need* to move next door to you Silke. We just live too far apart and have too many recipes/art supplies/knitting goodies to share! :-D

XXOO~~♥
Anne.....still stuffed!

Beth said...

So glad you've been having such a delicious holiday!! You guys are the best cooks I know. ☺

Elisabeth Palzkill said...

Liebe Silke,

alles Liebe aus dem immer mehr verschneiten Bochum

Angela und Elisabeth

Inge said...

Lecker, das sollte ich mal ausprobieren. Liebe Silke, wunderschöne Weihnachtsdekoration. Ich wünsche Dir eine entspannte Zeit zwischen den Jahren. Liebe Grüße, Inge

julie Haymaker thompson said...

Its been ages since I have stopped by and here you still are eating wonderful delights YUMMY !!

Kelly Berkey said...

Yum! I so know we'd get along in person...we both love to eat and the good stuff too. Someday I hope we meet in person and have lunch! lol. I think you even like beer as much as I do!!
Thanks for the recipe...hopefully I can get hubby to make it for me. We've done nothing but eat and paint this weekend. I have to go for another run, pie and ice cream wait for me when I'm done!
xo

Gert said...

Oh I wish I had somethings to tell you! We had all kinds of plans and then I got the flu:( That being said...these grapes sound so great... Maybe for New Years.. ~smile~

Blessings...
xoxo Gert

stregata said...

Sounds like you are having a delicious time!

Faerie Moon Creations said...

This recipe sounds really interesting - I never would have thought to combine cheese with grapes. Thanks for sharing the recipe! Theresa