Let’s say you’re a glamorous socialite and are throwing a party. And you were so busy putting on eyeliner to get those eyes just right that you completely forgot you were supposed to have food at your party. At least some snacks. Something for people to put in their faces when they get tired of making small talk.
And the doorbell rings, and you realize there’s nothing on the table, and you have three seconds to throw something together before opening the door and pretending you were totally prepared all along.
What’s a girl to do?
Put a slab of cream cheese in a shallow bowl and pour A.1. Steak Sauce liberally over it. (Looks like a chocolate sundae.) Circle with crackers or potato chips. As guests dip in, the tangy A.1. flavor blends with the cheese to make a delicious spread.
Super Bowl Sunday isn’t super-fancy, so I didn’t wear my veiled hat when I made this yesterday. I didn’t even put on nail polish or eyeliner. Let’s see how this quickie appetizer turns out…
Rummage in the fridge and see what you’ve got. Oh good, steak sauce and cream cheese!
Since it’s football season, we squished it into a football-shaped cookie cutter. (Turned it into a fifteen second appetizer.)
Since it’s football season, we drew football laces on it. (Turned it into a thirty second appetizer.)
And then we dumped steak sauce all over the top, hiding the artwork.
Doesn’t really look like a chocolate sundae so much as a block of cream cheese with steak sauce on top — maybe that’s because I forgot to wear my fancy hat?
But really, nobody would make this because it looks good. They’d make this because they completely forgot about their party. Luckily, it doesn’t taste as silly as it looks — the sauce has a fruity tang to it, and the cream cheese mellows the sharpness. (It’s tough to enjoy, though, because getting the right balance of sauce and cheese takes practice. Most bites are too sour or too creamy.)
So if you’re extremely short on time and ingredients, this isn’t the worst choice of appetizer for a party. You’ll be better off planning a few extra minutes into your day to go to the grocery store, though!
Found this thanks to alsis35 on Flickr and just HAD to try it.