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Magically Delicious– cream cheese and olive

January 5, 2011
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Dear readers, today I want to introduce you to one of my favorite family recipes (granted, my family didn’t cook much, so I don’t have many family recipes, but that does not diminish the awesomeness that is to come):

Meet the Cream Cheese and Olive Sandwich.

It is the perfect thing for a snack, when you need to change up your lunch routine, when you’re lazy, when you want something comforting, when you want something kind of salty…. It rocks.  And it is insanely simple:

What you will need (get ready– it’s a long list)

-Cream Cheese (regular or low fat, depending on how healthy you’re feeling)

-Jar of green olives with pimento

-Loaf of Pumpernickel Bread (don’t try it with rye, white or wheat– it’s just not the same!)

Step 1: Set the cream cheese out to soften for about a half hour (you can use 1 or 2 bricks)

Step 2: Chop up the olives to your desired consistency (or put them in your food processor and pulse 4-5 times).  I use a 10oz jar of olives for 2 bricks of cream cheese worth of spread.

Step 3: mix the chopped olives into the softened cream cheese.

Step 4: Toast some of your delicious pumpernickel.

Step 5: spread mixture onto bread and enjoy.  (you can do this open face or as a full on sandwich, you can also use the small pumpernickel appetizer toasts you can get at the grocery store to make finger food for your next gathering)

Try it!  You won’t be disappointed!  It’s quick, cheap, AND delicious.  I am savoring a delicious cream cheese and olive sandwich as I type.


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  1. Sarah Beth Bailey permalink
    January 5, 2011 6:15 pm

    OMG! My gram makes this as an appetizer, but uses flour tortillas. You spread the cream cheese on the tortilla, put chopped up olives over it, roll it up then slice them into little roles! They are great if you put a little salsa as a dipping sauce!

    I’m going to try it with the toasted bread as you suggest! Thanks for sharing11

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