Halloween is a favorite holiday in our house. We usually throw a big party every year, decorating the house to its fullest and coming up with crazy costumes. This year since we’re out of town, there is no big party, no decorations. We didn’t even get to carve pumpkins. It feels quite a bit off.
Even with that being said, we’ve already participated in some Halloween events here on the west coast. The Fruitaholic has been wearing his costume for most of the week, and we’ve already collected a fair amount of candy. We’ll be trick or treating at the local mall tonight which is quite different from what we’re used to but perfect for our current situation. I keep joking with the Husby that I’ll be trick or treating at Williams Sonoma and the Apple Store in hopes of scoring a Le Creuset casserole dish and a new laptop.
So on to what you’re really here for in the first place: the food! I don’t have a Halloween themed treat to share but to stay in the spirit, I do have something orange. I’ve made this dip twice now and it’s always been quickly devoured. It couldn’t be simpler to make and served alongside some soft pretzels, it’s guaranteed to be a big hit at your next tailgate or for watching the big game.
Horseradish Beer Cheese Dip – slightly adapted from Peace, Love and French Fries
- 8 oz (1 Block) Cream Cheese
- 3/4 Cup Good Quality Beer (I used Fat Tire)
- 2 Tbsp. Prepared Horseradish
- 1/2 tsp. Garlic Powder
- 2 Cups Sharp Cheddar Cheese, grated
Place the cream cheese in a microwave safe bowl and microwave for 30-45 seconds, until very soft. Add the beer, horseradish and garlic powder and microwave again for another 30-45 seconds. Add cheese and stir to combine, microwaving again in 30-45 second intervals, stirring until smooth.