Romantic Chalet Cheese Dip

Do you ski? Kraft has a solution for you! Or they did. I can’t find the Olive Pimento cheese spread anymore-just the pimento cheese spread. (Note for those of you who are foodies out there-Kraft jars of Pimento Cheese are not at all kin to THE Pimento Cheese. They are more like oh one of those Philly cream cheese flavored spreads. It doesn’t matter, just grab two jars of Kraft Pasteurized cheese spreads-maybe near the Velveeta in your store. They could be near the American Cheese case. Retro Appetizer or Cheating Fondue

Anyhow, Chalet dip promises a hot and hearty dip to warm up chilly skiers. I can tell you it is a hot and easy dip or dinner if say you are on your own or just want to have a quiet easy romantic meal without the mess or fuss of real fondue. Candlelight, the two of you sharing a loaf of bread (oh who cares about the 1-inch cubes-tear it like heathens) Grab a piece of fruit or two. Let it go from there.

Or of course, you could pretend it is a fab Grammys or Super Bowl Party food. It is…I just got carried away thinking of my last “fondue” or fond of you night with my love.

Chalet Dip

1 5 oz jar Old English Pasteurized Process Cheese Spread, Sharp
1 5 oz jar Kraft Olive Pimento Pasteurized Neufchatel Cheese Spread
2 Tablespoons dry sherry
French Bread, cut in 1-inch cubes

Combine the two 5-oz jars with sherry; heat thoroughly over low heat, stirring occasionally. Serve warm with bread as dippers. 1 1/4 cups.

Sorry source buffs…that little ripped out piece of magazine has no dating information on it or even anything on the other side that would help me…just the pictures of the jars and I can’t positively id a year for that style.

Cheese Roll

As you can see by the quantities, this makes quite the cheese roll. However, it is easy to halve and such a yummy retro appetizer. Nini made this often as did my mother for all nature of parties. Serve with crackers, bread, spoon (ok, just kidding about the spoon, but I do like it a lot)

Cheese Roll

1 lb blue cheese
1 lb Roquefort
1/2 lb Philadelphia Cream Cheese
Tabasco
Worcestershire
Horseradish (lots)
Garlic
Onion juice
Mustard

Heat in double boiler over medium heat until cheese is melted and ingredients are blended. Let harden in ice box. Roll in paprika on waxed paper.

Italian Seafood Dip

The other half of Friday’s recipe card with the Avocado Cheese Dip, this one uses tuna for an inexpensive tasty dip or even sandwich spread. If using for a sandwich spread, I would reduce the sour cream quite a bit…just enough to stick together and less salad dressing mix or add another hard boiled egg.

Italian Seafood Dip

1 1/2 cups sour cream
1 envelope Good Seasons Italian Dressing Mix
1 to 2 teaspoons lemon juice
1 can tuna fish, drained and flaked
1 hard cooked egg, chopped

Combine all ingredients, blending well. Serve as a dip with crackers. Makes 1 1/2 cups.

Avocado Cheese Dip

This from a Good Seasons recipe card. It is super easy. I don’t add the sugar. It makes a nice change from guacamole.

Avocado Cheese Dip

3 large ripe avocados, peeled
1 large package cream cheese, softened
1 envelope Good Seasons Old Fashion French Salad dressing mix
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon sugar

Mash avocados. Combine all ingredients in mixing bowl. Beat with electric mixer until smooth, or press through a sieve and mix well. Makes about 3 1/2 cups dip.