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Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Cheese Ball

I have to tell you that the best thing I ate at Christmas was my cheese ball. I have never made a cheese ball before and was surprised at how easy it was. The recipe I had was...
1 8oz. cream cheese
1/4 cup Mayo
3/4 cup shredded cheese
2 ts Worcestershire sauce
1/2 chopped pecans, toasted

I add some garlic and bacon to give it some umpf

2 heads roasted garlic, just squeezed them into the mix
1/2 finely diced cooked bacon

Mix all together and shape into a ball, roll in pecans, chill for 2 hours.
If you don't mind garlic breathe, WOW, it was good.

Do you all remember the flannel I was working on?
These are 2 of the bed sized quilts I got out of the pile of flannel. Son and Daughter wrapped in them on Christmas day. I believe PugsLee is under there also.
These all started, because my Daughter didn't want me to throw out her favorite purple flannel sheets. She didn't care if the fitted sheet was torn from end to end. So I added more flannel and ended up with 3 large blankets. A simple quilting, initials sewn on, done. Very easy, and I think they like the result.
Take care, Brandie

1 comment:

Debbie in Chico/Sacto said...

My favorite cheese ball recipe? Softened cream cheese. Add sun-dried tomatoes (dry, not in oil, chopped into small pieces - I use the kitchen shears to cut them into small pieces) and chopped basil. Mix together and let sit 24 hours. The sun-fried tomatoes and basil will meld together and it will take on a reddish color. Very, very good and very, very easy. Amount of sun-dried tomatoes and basil to add? Who knows? just add until you think you have enough.