Thursday, July 17, 2008

Cheese Ball

Have you been by here yet? You've got to check out the delicious recipes there! Here's my contribution. And, like anything else, of course it's a recipe I swiped. I've been going to the K. house of cooking 'cause let me tell ya . . . everything from there is good!!! These cheese ball disappears quicker than anything.

1 package of cream cheese, room temperature
1 package shredded Cheddar cheese (the smaller size, maybe 8 oz?)
1 can of crushed pineapple, well drained
1/2 green pepper, finely chopped
3-4 green onions, finely chopped
You're going to want to make sure that there is NO moisture in any of the ingredients. I usually take the pepper, onion, and pineapple and squeeze the heck out of it in a paper towel. More moisture = softer cheese ball. Once you've done that, you're going to mash all the ingredients up with your hands in a large bowl. Grossed out yet? Mmm, lick your fingers (after forming the ball, please!) and moan with delight. K. also puts finely chopped pecans on her ball, but since I'm not wild about nuts, I usually leave these off. Can be eaten immediately, or chilled and then served. People never guess about the pineapple! Next time I make it, I'll make sure I get some photos going on. Try it, let me know how you like it! Oh, and one more thing: I usually DOUBLE this recipe if I'm taking it for a group event . . . yeah, 'cause it disappears that quick!


Tam said...

I love SITS and the recipes! it is great!