Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Mango Chutney & White Cheddar covered Crackers





The following is a list of things that used to be perpetrated against my brother in hopes of breaking the poor boys spirit…by me…the older, meaner sister.


My brother had this habit of leaving cabinet doors open in the kitchen. I must have been such a little teacher because anytime he did this I would then proceed to open every one of those cabinets and force the boy to close them…you know…to “teach” him.


Gizmo. This was our Pekingese dog. I would sit on my brother’s chest and hold his arms down while the dog frantically licked every last inch of his face. Take that bro, don’t you come in my room again.


I also have to say that one time while fighting with him in my dad’s old school wood paneled station wagon, I might have pushed him out…while it was still moving, but don’t worry! He got me back by rolling up the electric window on my neck..Score one for the brother.







Love you bro!!


Now on to this happy lil treat.



INGREDIENTS

Crackers (Ritz) or Flat Bread (cut into rounds)
Mango Chutney (got mine from Trader Joe's)
Sharp White Cheddar







DIRECTIONS


Oh so gently place a few crackers on a gorgeous plate. Slice up a thick sliver of Sharp white cheddar and lay it carefully upon the crackers or bread. Open up your Mango Chutney and spoon a hefty dollop of it on to the cheese covered cracker.

Serve.



35 comments:

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

The kind of combo I am addicted to! Yummy.

Cheers,

Rosa

Sarah said...

Oh, brothers. I sort of miss that about being little.

This little snack has my mouth watering. I may have to make an early Trader Joes stop.

Anna said...

Ah yes, sibling fights. My older sister and I were brutal to each other, but despite her being 4 years older, I usually won. She always asked our parents for an older brother so that he could kick my butt :D

Pam said...

Love that tasty looking cracker with the mango and cheddar. I can totally relate to the brother thing as mine was 4 years older and we definitely had our times. What you did with your Pekingnese is exactly what my brother and our 2 Border Collies would do to me. There's nothing like a brother.

Bridgett said...

Perfect for a party .... or my lunch!

Barbara said...

Yikes! Thats some kinda sibling rivalry there. We were too far apart in age for it to happen with my siblings, but my own kids set some records, I swear.

Love your snack!

How To Be Perfect said...

This is the sort of snack I could eat endlessly for the rest of my life, so yummy!

Eliana said...

Love the sweet salty crunchy combo here. Looks delicious.

Lyndsey said...

What a great snack! Such a nice stack of yummy goodness!

I was right smack in the middle of two sister's, no brothers, but we would handle issues the same way!

Tracy said...

This snack sounds wonderful!

Melissa said...

That looks like it would be a great little appetizer!

Faith said...

that looks like a flavorpalooza! Yum!

Diana's Cocina said...

What a lovely treat ~ Would work well with my glass of wine.

Rosy said...

That's a great combination. Love the flavors.

Raina said...

Oh man...this sounds so yummy! Savory and sweet. Love that Trader Joe's chutney. Will have to look for that.

Sibling love. My brother and sister and I used to torture each other too..lol Now my kids do:)

Eileen said...

Yummy! This sounds like a perfect combination, I love cheese and mangoes. What a perfect snack or appetizer idea and they look gorgeous too.

Chef Bee said...

This is great for a cocktail party or a simple small supper after work. Great job.

Plan B

Kim said...

This is like the grown up version of cheese and crackers and I love it!

teresa said...

we had that station wagon growing up too!

LOVE this snack, they look like little bursts of sunshine! next time i'm at TJ's, i'm getting that chutney.

Yummy Team said...

Loved the combo..Fabulous clicks!

aipi said...

Delicious..that is one awesome combo!

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scrambledhenfruit said...

I know all about brothers- mine is four years younger than me. We get along much better now than we did when we were little. Those delicious little bites look yummy!

Holly said...

I always love reading your lil intros! Too funny! I tortured and 'taught' my lil brother a lot of lessons too! Awww.. sibling love!! lol I wish we had a Trader Joes here in St. George! The mango chutney sounds awesome! : )

Jenn said...

See...I always knew I wanted a brother!! :) lol
I LOVE the crackers..simple and delicious!

Val said...

YES, Give me a cracker with some good cheddar, top it with chutney and hand me a glass of Pinot Gris and I'd say life is GOOD!!!!

Susi said...

LOL, sounds like you and your brother had fun together ;o) Great idea with the crackers, bet they would be fantastic with a glass of wine. I'm adding this chutney to my shopping list when I go to Trader Joe's, it looks delicious!

Alejandra Ramos said...

LOL so cute! I used to torture my poor little brother too. he got his revenge though. It's a wonder we all made it through childhood alive!

I love the mango and cheddar combo. Mmm salty and sweet!

Jessica said...

Oh my gosh, your sibling stories made me laugh. The fighting in the car is probably the one I relate to the most! And, you're speaking my language with the mango chutney and cheddar combo. Seriously, yum, I love that savory sweet combo.

Georgia (The Comfort of Cooking) said...

You have the prettiest view from your kitchen, Jen! These crackers look delish, and I love the flavor combination. You're always so creative with new little appetizers... Thanks for sharing this, and the funny story about your brother!

mr. pineapple man said...

yummy yum yum! and your valentine is tooooooo precious!

Pacheco Patty said...

Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving such a nice comment;-)
Even though my neck is feeling sympathy pains from reading about your brother's experience, lol
I'm thinking that this wonderful cheese with chutney appetizer is a great excuse to open a bottle of wine! Thanks for sharing, I really enjoyed checking out your blog;-)

Bianca @ Confessions of a Chocoholic said...

This reminds me of a sandwich my mom would make for me when I was a kid: sharp cheddar with orange marmalade. I love Trader Joe's and all the wonderful things they sell!

theUngourmet said...

Your mango cracker snack looks so cheery. It puts me in the mood for some springlike weather.

Wow! You and your brother were evil to each other! ;D My sister and I have a few stories too.

rebecca said...

can you believe i've never had mango chutney? or any chutney for that matter.

brigduong said...

this looks so good! I'm going to make it next holidays :)