:: As some of you know, in a few days is THE PARTY. At last count we have 54 guests coming to our not-so-little fiesta. Early on, this open-house business holiday party was a small little gathering. Not any more.
Now it is a big party… which, of course, brings me to the topic of this post: cream cheese.
Did you know that 7 pounds of cream cheese = 11,200 calories?
:: I didn’t grow up around cream cheese. My dad liked it, but my mother hated all things cheesy, so not much cream cheese made it into our house.
It was only after I was out on my own, living in Philadelphia, that I became aware of how DARNED GOOD cream cheese can be– especially on freshly baked bagels.
Did you know that 7 pounds of cream cheese is 5″ high x 9.5″ wide x 5.5″ deep?
:: But even here in a midwest suburb, far away from those east coast bagels, cream cheese is a wonder. And, come to find out, it is the basis of ALL PARTY DIPS. Yes, this wondrous substance appeals to young [college interns] and old [retired former co-workers] alike. It’s the yum that binds a party together.
Did you know that 7 pounds of cream cheese will allow me to make 9 recipes of dip (3 recipes x 3)?
:: And it is on this last note that I find myself dawdling here today. While I know that there is NOTHING DIFFICULT about putting together these dips, I am in awe of the amount of cream cheese that I need to make the dips happen. Looking at the cream cheese piled up in our refrigerator I see a monument– and it reminds me that a house party this large might be a one and only lifetime experience for me.
I mean, 54 guests? What the heck were we thinking?!!