Part 1 maybe? No promises.
Most every year my mom would make a cheese ball or two around Christmas and even though I grew up with an aversion to most nuts I still loved this cheesy goodness on a cracker.
Well for the past several years, I have been making them too. Although I find the log shape to be easier to cut off of.
This evening we had friends over for dinner and I had a couple of cheese logs out on the table. While I filled the house with the smoky goodness of seared steaks everyone sat around the table listening to Dave’s stories and munching on crackers and cheese. I’m lucky enough to have a thoughtful husband who snagged some on a little plate for me because it didn’t take long for the logs to disappear.
I even use the same recipe that my mom used, which she got from my dad’s cousin, Aunt Gale. A few cousin’s on Facebook have asked for the recipe so here it is.
Gale’s Cheese Ball
8 oz cream cheese, softened
1 C cheddar cheese, shredded
4 sm green onions, chopped
1 pkg chopped ham (My mom told me the little packages of Buddig lunch meat, I just pull 6-8 slices out of whatever sliced ham I have and chop it up.)
Mix well, shape and roll in chopped pecans. Refrigerate, preferably overnight.