Thursday, November 29, 2012

Cream Cheese and Pecan Stuffed Celery

I know I have mentioned the wonderful Aunt Ionia that I was blessed with.  Every Christmas Eve we would attend a party at her home and stuffed celery was always on the tray with the olives and carrots.  It was always a favorite of mine.
When I got a little older, I always came on Christmas Eve Day and helped her get ready for the 30 or so relatives that attended.  My jobs were always the same.  Set the tables, grate the cheese for the cauliflower, arrange the cookie trays, and make the stuffed celery.
It's a very simple recipe, but it is very delicious.
Celery, washed, dried, and cut into small pieces -- this recipe will require 5  or 6 stalks of celery.
1 (8-ounce) package of cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup chopped pecans
1 small clove garlic, very finely chopped
Mix the cream cheese, pecans, and garlic together.  Then stuff the celery with the cream cheese mixture.
Joni's Notes:
If you have any remaining cream cheese mixture, it tastes devine on crackers.
Posted with the following:  Foodie Friday


Lynn said...

Sounds like something I'd like to try! Love that pretty skinny dish too:@)

Velva said...

It is these kind of fond memories that make food so special. Awesome.


Danielle's Heartfelt Home said...

Hi Joni, I just love this idea! So simple and delicious! I'm having a Christmas party next week and I think I'll be trying this out! Thanks so much : )

Danielle xo

Anonymous said...

what a great simple recipe, my husband would love this!! anne

Leslie said...

This looks delicious and easy for a gathering, but I'd love to just nosh on a few myself! Thank you for visiting my blog and for the nice comments you left! You've always been so uplifting and sweet. :)

Jacqueline said...

These were always my favorites too! I would always scoop out the cream cheese and put it on the homemade rolls! I love that Kirk got to experience a couple of Christmas Eve's at Ionia's. He was just talking about it the other day. I loved the formality of it and that is why I try to make my Christmas Eve more formal. Glad you are feeling better.

Sue said...

I love foods like this. I could make it my entire lunch!

Sue said...

We always had stuffed celery too...with cream cheese and with peanut butter, but this sounds much more flavorful and yummy!