This fabulous(ly easy) appetizer pairs perfectly with a cold martini, or, this being in California, a glass of chilled white wine. Feel free to swap out the chives for dill if you like, there are many variations on this delicious pate. Enjoy with friends or keep it all to yourself and call it lunch!
2 tablespoons finely chopped shallot
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened