Monday, May 18, 2009

Easy Cheese Balls

We had my grandmother's 80th birthday party at our house this weekend. We were smart and did in between mealtimes, so we just had a few snacks, cake and punch. I made my mother-in-laws cheese balls, which are super easy!!

Cheese Balls
2 lb. Velveeta
8-oz cream cheese

toppings for cheese ball- your choice!!
Some favorites are: bacon bits, chopped pecans, paprika, garlic salt, dried herbs

Put softened cream cheese and chunks of Velveeta is large bowl.Beat until combined.Separate into 2 balls (or 4 smaller logs). Cover and refrigerate.
Before party, bring balls (or logs) back out and roll in toppings. I did one in paprika, and one in dried herbs. I did a combo of dried herbs- just what I had on hand.
Thyme, Herbs de Provence and oregano. Refrigerate again until ready to set out. Serve with crackers.

This is a side view of the bar where we had all the food. We purchased the cake (I am NOT a cake decorator). The punch was great! Two 2-liters of ginger ale (or 7-UP), 2 quarts of lime sherbet and one large can of pineapple juice. Easy, but yummy! My kids had about 10 cups and were asking for more this morning when they woke up!!!


Deborah said...

Have I been living in a cave??! I have never heard of this recipe. Pat and I love stuff like this, and I love the fact that you can have tons of different options to roll the ball in. Totally stealing this one from you, girl!

Deborah said...

Oooh, I just thought of something. How about substituting Mexican Velveeta and rolling the ball into a mixture of chili powder and cumin?! You could serve it with those thick ("Gold")Tostitos tortilla chips and some salsa on the side--yummm.

Taryn said...

Ooo- it looks so gourmet!

Anonymous said...

The herb version was great Honey! -Jason