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Tuesday, April 7, 2015

It's Crunch Time for Campers

Janet Groene’s
Stuffed Celery
     Crisp and crunchy celery is one of the healthiest snacks you can serve in camp. It’s so versatile, I usually buy two or three stalks at a time to serve in many ways, cooked and raw. Use these ideas to make a colorful platter of stuffed celery, carrot sticks, pickles and such. Trim celery and stuff with:
* 8-ounce brick of cream cheese mixed with a 4-ounce tub of crumbled blue cheese
    * A mashed banana mixed with extra-crunchy peanut butter
* Grated cheddar cheese moistened with mayonnaise. Add a small jar of drained, diced pimentos.
    * For the kids, marshmallow fluff studded with raisins
* Egg salad or ham salad from the deli
    * Boursin cheese or hummus from the deli
* Cream cheese mixed with finely chopped smoked salmon and a few capers
    * Well-drained crushed pineapple mixed with shredded coconut and cream cheese
* Blue cheese moistened with mayonnaise and mixed with chopped walnuts
    * Mash packaged grated carrots into a softened brick of cream cheese and season sparingly with ground ginger
* Moisten softened cream cheese with a little ketchup, spread in celery and top each with a strip of anchovy
    * Nutella mixed with chopped hazelnuts
* CheezWiz mixed with drained, chopped, stuffed olives and just a hint of curry powder
    * Stuff with softened cream cheese and run a knife down the center to make a tiny ditch. Fill it with hot sauce.

What’s your favorite celery filling? Leave a comment. 

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Bobzilla said...

I think you mean that you buy two or three "heads" or "bunches" of celery at a time, as a stalk is an individual rib of celery.


Diane McGovern said...

I was wondering the same thing, Bobzilla. So I looked it up, and it appears that the terms are interchangeable, i.e., stalk can mean the head or bunch of celery. But it appears that an individual stick of celery is a rib. Every "definition" I looked at said it was confusing. I agree! I think Janet means she buys two or three "bunches" (also called "stalks") at a time. Thanks for asking.
Diane at

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