Sunday, December 30, 2007

Ball of Heaven

I love Christmas Eve. Wanna guess why? Nope, it's not the anticipation of Christmas day. Naw, not friends and family. The beautiful church service? Don't be silly.

No, I love it because I get to make and consume a cheeseball. It's the only time of the year I can get away with making a 6" diameter sphere of cream cheese, cheddar cheese, and other seasoning and then devour it with crackers. It's like a dream come true!

My husband's family has a wonderful tradition of feasting on all the wonderful finger food goodies that they like, and I have happily taken this tradition to heart. Most the items come back every year, and the reason is that they are so good. This year we ate:

  • Crab legs
  • Smoked salmon (excellent with cheeseball)
  • Finger deli sandwiches
  • Veggie crudite with ranch dip
  • Big purple grapes
  • Sliced Gouda, cheddar, and pepperjack with crackers
  • Cookies (which we didn't touch)
  • Sparkling Red Wine
  • And of course... cheeseball with crackers

Happy holidays indeed!

From my Mom
  • 11 oz. Cream Cheese
  • 8 oz. Extra Sharp Cheddar Cheese, grated
  • 1 Tbsp. Onions, Shallots, or Green Onions, chopped
  • 2 Tbsp. Blue Cheese or Roquefort Dressing
  • 1 tsp. Tabasco Sauce
  • 1 tsp. Worcestershire Sauce
  • Crushed Walnuts

  1. Mix together all ingredients except the walnuts in a large bowl. Blend well.
  2. Remove mixture from bowl and form into a delicious large ball of joy with your hands. Or, you can make a log or multiple cheeseballs.
  3. Roll/ press cheeseball into small ball of walnuts to coat completely.
  4. Place on a plate and cover with plastic wrap. Chill for at least an hour before serving.


Carrie said...

This looks SO good, I want to find a reason to make a cheeseball!

~Amber~ said...

Mmm I love cheeseballs, well as long as they are onion and pepperless. :) Sounds great.

dlee said...

I remember the cheese ball. MMM cheese ball.