Friday, December 18, 2009

Friday Favorites

We are back and grateful we had a wonderful time on our vacation, but also excited to be home enjoying this holiday season! :)

Brian and I are going to a Christmas Party tonight, and we were asked to bring an appetizer to share with the group.  I made a Cheese Ball that I think is delicious!  I was orginally given this recipe by a good friend who is an amazing cook...thanks Tammy :)

Sous Chef: Brian

Recipe: Holiday Cheese Ball (by Tammy Mortensen)

Note:  This recipe could easily be cut in half!

48 oz. cream cheese, softened (I buy the big loaf at Costco)
1 cup butter, softened
4 T. chives, diced
2 T. green onion, diced
2 T. celery, finely diced
4 T. red Pimentos, diced
1/2 t. garlic powder
1/8 t. lemon juice
1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded and layer evenly on a pie or dinner plate.

Mix all ingredients together, except the shredded cheddar cheese.  (Note: I use my clean hands, but you could use a mixer.)

Step ONE:  Put 1/4 amount of the cheese mixture onto 2 layers of plastic wrap, which has been layer in an "X" formation.  Gather sides of plastic and twist at top to form a ball.

Step TWO:  Remove plastic (I keep the cheesy plastic wrap and re-use it for the other cheese balls) and roll cheese ball around on the shredded cheese to adhere an even layer.

Step THREE:  Re-wrap the cheese ball in clean plastic wrap and place in refrigerator until ready to serve.

Critiques ~
Our family loves this! Hopefully people will like it tonight :)

1 comment:

Ashley said...

It was very good! Thanks Emily