The holiday where you don't have to buy people stuff

We're going up to Logan in the morning for Thanksgiving with the people who are pretty much our second family. I haven't seen them in awhile so I'm looking forward to it. And since the dad is a doctor I'm hoping he'll take a look at the dodgy mole on my arm. Can't decide if it's better to show it to people before or after they've eaten. I guess I could save it for any conversational lulls during dinner.

Jenny made her famous cheesecake and the stupid oven messed it up. It'll still taste wonderful, though. I'm making my cheeseball, which is the thing I always fall back on when I need to bring a contribution. And since I've had friends ask for the recipe, I will include it here as my Thanksgiving gift to you. Please be warned that it's not posh or gourmet, but it is addicting.

I apologize in advance that there are no measurements.

Put 1 or 2 packages cream cheese or Neufchatel, softened, in a bowl. Do not use light cream cheese, for it is the devil's cheese.

Then add:

grated cheddar cheese
chopped green onion (spring onion to you Britishers--the green and white parts)
little bit of garlic or garlic powder
little bit of seasoned salt
dash of Worchestershire sauce
crumbled bacon if you want to go all decadent

Taste frequently, and don't let anyone give you any crap about it becase YOU'RE the one making the thing, dangit.

The least messy way for the next step is to let the cheese mixture set for a while in the fridge. Then it keeps its shape better when you roll it into a ball or log. Dump chopped pecans on a clean surface or saran wrap and roll the ball around until it's covered in nuts. Serve with Wheat thin crackers and anything else that sounds good.

note: not my picture


Scully said... [reply]

Oh, how I miss cheese. My stomach decided to take out a vendetta on me a couple years ago and slowly evolve into a lactose-intolerant stomach. Which means I stare at other people's yogurt longingly and watch Giada De-whatever's cooking show on the food network and her multiple 57-cheese Italian recipes with such wanton desire that it might be classified as pornographic.

Desmama said... [reply]

Hot dang that looks good. I'm going to give it a try soon.

Lady Steed said... [reply]

It has been far too long since I have had your fabulous cheese ball. But now that you have provided the recipe I guess I no longer need you.

Happy Thanksgiving!

singin' in the rain said... [reply]

I love you and your cheese ball!!!
I used said ball-o-cheese for our Thanksgiving Extravaganza and it was loved by one and all. (I did, of course, give you all the credit) My Nephew Max loved it so much that he asked if I could make him one for his birthday next March.

Nemesis said... [reply]

Scully, that is such a sad story. I have no words.

Please give it a go, Desmama. It's dead easy. I made one with 2 packages of cream cheese and it was gone by Friday.

Oh no, I am no longer indespensible to Lady Steed! I should have thought about that before revealing all my secrets . . .

Okay, that is cute, Rain. I love your nephew Max. And your family.

Kelly said... [reply]

Yum! That sounds great. I'll have to make it for my next soiree and be all impressive like you.

PS SO not white trash.

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