The concept of “nine-days dinners” tends to be a little cliched. Everyone seems to always be talking about how difficult it is to produce family-friendly nutritious meat-free deliciousness for a whole week. And while I grew up eating mostly Macrobiotic (meet my mother) and was even vegetarian for about 10 years, I still tend to get a little bored as the 9 days taper off… So! I was browsing some foodie sites a bit this morning over coffee, and I happened upon whipped feta and almost fell out of my seat! This stuff is just genius. I mean, Pinterest has been showcasing the usage of feta in a myriad of different salads and sandwiches, so apparently it’s a big food trend at the moment, but nothing I’ve seen even comes close to the awesomeness of this creation!! This makes the richness of feta as easily available as chummas! Dunk some pita chips, dollop some in your eggs, slather on toast, spread in a lasagna, stuff some mushrooms… this stuff is wickedly adaptable and seems to be simple as ever to conjure up!!
And so, as soon as my kid’s early morning screening of Nick Jr. is through, we’ll be heading out on our Sunday morning walking ritual (with the pull-toy crocodile in tow, no doubt), and heading over to Trader Joe’s in quest for the best feta ever to whip up some novel lunch and dinner. Here’s the recipe:
- 8 ounces feta cheese, crumbled and at room temperature
- 3 ounces whipped cream cheese, at room temperature
Add crumbled feta to a food processor and pulse until small crumbs remain. Add in cream cheese and puree for 4-5 minutes, scraping down the sides when necessary, until feta is super creamy. That’s all. :)