Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Mrs. Mac's Holiday Cheese Ball


There are some things a mother must make for her soldier boy son when he's home on leave. The sticky chicken wings are one (previous recipe below) ... and this cheese ball is another. He's coming home next week for his sister's wedding ... better get to the store and stock up on the fixings for his comfort food :)

1 - 8 oz package Velveeta cheese
1 - 8 oz package cream cheese (cold)
1/2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
a few drops of liquid smoke flavoring (optional)
1/4 tsp garlic powder
2 Tablespoons fresh chopped parsley
1/3-1/2 C chopped walnuts or pecans
paprika

In a large mixing bowl, tear the Velveeta and cream cheese into chunks. Add the w-sauce, liquid smoke and garlic powder. Just barely mix the ingredients with clean hands and press together forming a ball (don't over mix ... you want the cheese ball to be marbled with chunks of cheese). Finely chop the parsley and nuts together on a cutting board and spread out. Roll the cheese ball in the nut/parsley mixture. You can sprinkle on a little bit of paprika for a festive look. Wrap in plastic wrap and chill. Serve with your favorite crackers (my son likes Triscuit and Wheat Thins).

2 comments:

Janet Rubin said...

I'm going to make this for Christmas. Looks so good. I love cheese balls, but have never made one. Yummy!

sutros said...

A good story

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Enjoy