Thank you to Cracker Barrel for sponsoring this post. As always, all opinions are my own.
I mentioned sometime this summer how difficult it’s been to get together with friends. Between travel schedules and, well, life, it’s hard during those summer months to plan many long, leisurely dinners. Because of this, I’m big on finding ways to make some time for friends in less traditional ways. I’ve done things like trips to the market together, running errands together, and planning walks to hang out instead of going to the gym. I do also love inviting friends over to our home whenever they’re free. Whether that’s early morning or midday, it’s actually worked quite well for a few of my friends. Because our time together is short, there’s nothing fancy to take care of or worry about.
Anytime someone comes to my house, I always want to offer food. It’s an easy way to relax. You all know I’m all about simple and stress-free when it comes to entertaining and feeding guests, however. Today’s tasty treat is no different. When I have a big crowd, my go to is a charcuterie board (see all my charcuterie spreads). When it’s just me and a friend or two, however, we certainly don’t need all that.
You might remember those Cracker Barrel Cheese Pairing Plates from last month (see my review here), well they also have these Dips. They’re a mix of crunchy crackers or pretzels and Cracker Barrel cheeses. When a dear friend came over recently, I pulled out some homemade iced tea and opened up two of these cheese dips. The best part is that we mixed and matched the pretzels and crackers with the two cheeses!
I love that these cheese dips are a fun snack for both of us without stuffing us to the brim or making us wish we’d cut back a little sooner. The portion size is just right! They’re also free of artificial flavors and preservatives, so they’re craveable on a few levels– just don’t make me pick a favorite! Today might be the Garlic Herb Jack, but I make no guarantees for tomorrow!