For an easy side dish, serve guests Stuffed Celery. This stuffing is also great as a dip. In your food processor, blend until creamy for the right consistency and serve with crudites or pita chips.
3/4 cup shredded smoked Gouda (about 4 oz.)
2 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
2 tablespoons mayonnaise
1 1/2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
2 ounces chopped ham
1/4 cup chopped pitted green olives
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
8 large ribs celery, cut into 1 1/2-inch lengths
2 tablespoons chopped chives
How to Make It
In a food processor, puree Gouda, cream cheese, mayonnaise, mustard, ham, olives, onion powder and Worcestershire sauce until smooth. Taste and season with pepper.
Using a small knife, carefully spread filling into celery pieces (alternatively, spoon into a large ziplock bag, seal bag and snip off a corner, or use a pastry bag with a plain tip, to pipe filling into celery). Sprinkle with chives and serve.