We put our Christmas tree up this weekend. We had a wonderful time as a family decorating the tree, but unpacking the ornaments is always an extra special treat for me. When I was little, my Aunt owned a Hallmark store in Michigan, so every year she would send me and my brother ornaments. As you can imagine, I now have a nice little collection of ornaments from my childhood. They always bring back a flood of past Christmas memories when I unwrap them. They are priceless!
1980 – Baby’s First Christmas (yes, this is mine!)
When this Eskimo ornament line came out my Aunt thought it was so funny because we lived in Alaska with all of the “Eskimos.” She ended up sending us several ornaments from this line (and I love them all!).
Christmas ornaments are great (cheap) present ideas for the children in your life!
But as for Goat Cheese Spread…………..
This goat cheese spread is a favorite snack in our house, and it is super easy to make. Here in the picture, I have it spread on Marys Gone Crackers, but you can use any cracker you like. We also like to eat this spread with veggies.
A beautiful tray full of veggies, GF crackers, nuts, and goat cheese spread would be a perfect appetizer before your holiday meal.
For those of you who can have potatoes, I’d imagine this would be wonderful as a baked potato topping too!
Goat Cheese Spread for Crackers or Veggies
10.5 ounces of goat cheese (I use the Kirkland brand that can be found at Costco or Three Bears)
1 tablespoon dried chives
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder (use onion powder if garlic cannot be tolerated)
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
pinch of sea salt
Stir together the above ingredients until well combined. Refrigerate in an airtight container until ready to serve. This tastes even better if you allow it to refrigerate overnight.
Kitchen tip for those with arthritis – use your heavy duty mixer and let it do the hard work so your hands don’t have to.