Food Fun Monday – Cheese ball

It’s Labor Day, a holiday here in the U.S. In England, I believe Labour Day is the first of May and heralds the vibrant colors of spring. For those of us here in the states, it’s the unofficial end of summer. Kids have been or are returning to school and our thoughts now turn to preparing for the weather to turn colder. ugh! Did I just say that? It’s been a tough year weather-wise around the world and I’ll be praying for a mild winter so we can all regroup.

But first, it’s time for one more BBQ or dinner party. Since I’m not the griller in the family, I’ll instead give you an appetizer that’s a hit every time I make it.

Cheese Ball

1 (8 ounce) package of cream cheese, room temperature
1 (8 ounce) package grated cheddar cheese
1/2 of an onion, finely chopped
Chopped parsley
1 teaspoon chili powder (I use about half this amount)
1/2 teaspoon garlic
Chopped nuts

In large bowl, mix cream cheese, cheddar cheese, garlic salf, chili powder, onion, and parsley. Shape into ball. Roll in finely chopped nuts. Wrap in saran wrap and store in fridge up to a day before using. This also freezes well.

Let the celebration begin! Happy Labor Day to all of you here in the U.S. And a sunny, warm, day for everyone!

posted by Laurie Ryan


7 responses to “Food Fun Monday – Cheese ball

  1. Awesome- I’m a cheese ball lover but have never made one. I’m gonna try this one as it looks easy. Happy Labor Day

    • It’s VERY easy. And always well liked. Enjoy your day! Umm, I hope you’re actually taking it off and not working!

  2. Thanks for the great easy and tasty looking recipe!

    Hope everyone enjoys the sunshine gold spread abroad on this beautiful sunny day. And yes, Laurie, hoping along with you and millions of others, for an easy winter so folks can, as you said, regroup.

  3. Ah yes, lovin’ the weather. My mother used to make cheese balls but we never got her recipe. This is one I’ll keep in mind.

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