I go to a school where the only edible food is from this wonderful bagel place called Einstein and Bros. If you know this bagel and coffee chain, well good for you. Unfortunately for me, I tend to get hungry at almost all times of the day, and especially when I’m utilizing some brain juices. My to-go bagel is an everything bagel with a smear of onion and chives cream cheese. That thing costs $2.49 at school. Sure, it’s not a lot of money to spend on the highly highly overpriced college cafeteria, but it is $2.49 that is not in my budget to spend. Compared to our $1.29 for six (yes SIX) everything bagels we can get at Target, I say it is a rip-off.
And so, I started making my own everything bagel with onion and chives cream cheese. I love it so much, that I eat it about three mornings a week because it is fast and absolutely delicious. Unfortunately, I like my cheese whipped, and they don’t sell those at my supermarket, and so I had to make my own. I could easily by whipped cream cheese and add the onion and chives on my own, but it would be so much more frugal to just buy regular cream cheese and do it myself, which is what I did.
Guess what? Onion and chives cream cheese for at least a month!
- 1 lb regular cream cheese
- 1/3 cup sour cream
- 1/2 to 1 teaspoon onion powder (depending on how onion-y you want it)
- 8 stalks chives, chopped
In a mixing bowl, add the cream cheese and sour cream, and start to whip it with a hand mixer.
When the consistency of the cream cheese has reached a slightly ‘fluffed’ up state, stop whipping it. Add the onion powder and chive, then fold them in.
Store in a container and leave it in the fridge to use.