I like to cook, but I love it even more when people feed me. We had dinner at a friend’s house recently and devoured a pile of peppers stuffed with a mixture of green olives and cream cheese. This morning I spent three minutes making a bowl myself and ate it for breakfast scooped onto sweet pepper slices. I suppose it would be fine on a bagel instead, if that’s your thing. Or spread onto whole wheat bread for a veggie sandwich. Or piped into celery sticks. Or served with crackers at a party. Or…I’m going to have to make another bowl.
If you got to choose, would you want to cook or being cooked for?
Green Olive Cream Cheese: Finely chop a big pile of pimento-stuffed green olives. Stir into cream cheese. Serve on everything.
Simple ideas like this do it for me. I already have the taste in my mind.
Ooh…so simple, yet so good. It’s probably dangerous that you shared this idea, because now I want to put it on EVERYTHING.
I have to say olives aren’t my thing, but the photo is gorgeous! Love the peppers!
My mother-in-law shared this with me a few years ago. She adds equal amounts mayo and cream cheese with the olives. Makes for a creamier consistency – my favorite :)
I love being cooked for! I am with you and do love a break from time to time – so great for new ideas and perspective like this! Sounds yummy!
Yum! This is my favorite way to dress up cream cheese for slathering on bagels. Sometimes I’ll use castelvetrano olives instead.
I agree – it’s a wonderful treat when someone else cooks for me!
Growing up in Ontario, you used to be able to get Philadelphia cream cheese with relish. My grandmother used to serve it on crackers and it was the best thing ever. Cream cheese with olives sounds like the grown up version of that. Drool!
PS. Do you recall being able to buy cream cheese with relish? It might have been just a Canadian thing.
Who doesn’t love being cooked for? My preferences depend so much on mood that I have no idea whether to pick cooking or not cooking. :) Both work at different times!
Love olives in just about anything, so luckily I have olives and cream cheese to make this for lunch today!
Hmm, to cook or be cooked for…mostly I like to cook, but I always appreciate when someone else feeds me. So the answer is both, depending upon my mood and inspiration.
As a Portuguese who loves olives… Love it. :)
First, it’s great to be cooked for. Then, if it tastes great, I like to try it out and blog about it. I’d certainly like YOU to cook for me!
Sorry, but this recipe is just too complicated for me! ;) so often, simple is best!