Dinner was not progressing as it should have last night. My mind was going 7 places at once and the hunger bar was rising higher than the oven was baking. Times like this call for desperate action: Search and destroy leftovers in the fridge... and get them out into a decorative bowl to make them looks PLANNED and more importantly appetizing. Let's hear it for a cream cheese Crunchy Carrot Dip... with a kick.
4 oz cream cheese
1/4 cup walnuts
1/2 cup canned carrots, chopped
1/2 apple (dipped in lemon juice to keep from oxidizing)
3 shakes of Frank's Hot Sauce
pinch of salt to taste.
Place all ingredients into a food processor. Pulse on and off until blended.
Serve with thin slices of a baguette or Italian bread. It is a great beginning of a fall evening meal.