Baked Potato Toppings

3 c. California Blend vegetables
6 strips bacon
1 (8 oz.) jar cheese spread with pimento
1 (8 oz.) pkg. cream cheese
1/2 c. milk
1/8 tsp. garlic

Cook California Blend vegetables according to package directions (no salt); drain. Brown 6 strips of bacon; drain and crumble. (I use real bacon bits.) Beat together and heat in saucepan: 8 ounces cheese spread, 8 ounces cream cheese, cubed, 1/2 cup milk and 1/8 teaspoon garlic. Add bacon and vegetables. Serve over baked potatoes; garnish with parsley before serving.

Joleen Bjorneby