I was so looking forward to our first Christmas dinner grain free, everyone was on board and for the most part new what was expected.
Well of course I was thrown a curve ball.
We had more guests then on the initial list and I found out only the day before Christmas Eve which afforded me zero time to change the game.
My list was made, and most of the food materials were purchased.
With the exception of this goat cheese recipe and my grain free mac and cheese there was no dairy as well.
I was skeptical. I wanted everyone to be satisfied and I knew if I cooked the traditionally less than healthy everyone would be happy.
The additions on our guest list happened to be family members that would not be as forgiving about the lack of tradition.
Long story short I took a chance and it went great.
Everyone discussed each dish in depth, and it ended up being a successful sort of focus group.
I’ll definitely be doing it again in the near future.
They didn’t get their shine on.
They were not the main attraction nor the bell of the ball.
The grand show was taken, robbed, and overshadowed.
What could over shadow the star of the Christmas dinner show you might ask?
Well it was something quite simple.
A 6 ingredients 5 minute mix of Goat Cheese, basil, pimentos, garlic, olive oil, and salt.
Like most things in life effortless is best.
Something about this mix brought out the best of flavors in the Lamb.
But that’s not all it’s good for. You can use this mix for all your dipping and spreading needs.
Crackers, bread, veggies, and then some will be completely content topped with this goat cheese spread.
- 9 oz goat cheese (I previously posted 11 but realized it was a mistake it's actually 9 oz)
- 2 oz fresh basil leaves
- 4 oz canned pimentos
- 2 garlic cloves
- 1/4 cup California Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- 1 tsp sea salt
- Put all ingredients in blender/food processor and blend until smooth.
- Chill for at least 1 hour and serve on top of meat, crackers, bread ect.
- It goes best with Lamb!