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Old 01-31-2012, 02:31 PM   #1
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Cream Cheese help please

My clever and thrifty DH came home a few days ago with a 10 pound block of Cream Cheese. Cream cheese was on the grocery list but he was at Costco so figured that would do. I was figuring an 8 oz package

So now what?

Can I freeze it?

Any good ideas to use it up?

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Old 01-31-2012, 02:40 PM   #2
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I don't think you can freeze it without it getting icky. I foresee a dinner party with a BIG pile of fettucine happening!
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I don't think you can freeze it without it getting icky. I foresee a dinner party with a BIG pile of fettucine happening!
Along with dips and cheese cake for dessert.
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Old 01-31-2012, 02:49 PM   #4
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CHEESECAKE!!! Of course! Sounds like the perfect solution to me. 10lbs should make what...5 cheesecakes? They freeze OK don't they?

Edit: See this thread for freezing info.
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Old 01-31-2012, 03:06 PM   #5
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clam dip
Add your favorite ingredients and make cheese spread. Smoked salmon. Garlic and Herbs. Sundried tomato and chopped olives. Just to name a few.
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atomic buffalo turds
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Add your favorite ingredients and make cheese spread. Smoked salmon. Garlic and Herbs. Sundried tomato and chopped olives. Just to name a few.
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Are the abts the same as armadillo eggs (stuffed japs)? Karen made a smoked salmon cheese cake once. It was pretty good. Of coarse I had to take some to work and not tell folks it was a savory cheese cake. No worries about allergies as everyone was a U/W hunter and all loved seafood.

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Old 01-31-2012, 03:36 PM   #7
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I have a couple of bars in the freezer right now. They were a threefer. I opened one and froze the other two. Have frozen them before with no problems.
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Old 01-31-2012, 08:26 PM   #8
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I second the cheesecake. the unabaked ones freeze especially well. Here is a really good recipe for Israeli Cheesecake that is super easy to make. Just replace the gvina levana (translates to white cheese --- like low fat cream cheese) with regular cream cheese. I have made this many times: Blue Kale Road: Israeli Cheesecake
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Put it in 8 ounces packages and freeze. It's a little grainy when thawed, but not too badly.
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Old 01-31-2012, 08:50 PM   #10
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I've had luck freezing too. I love cream cheese, I would probably bathe in about 5 lbs. of it.
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