Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Christmas Baking Time + Some Music


Enjoy  some Christmas in Dixie with Alabama while you make the great Ham and Cheese Ball, our recipe for today.

Now what would a Christmas Party table be without some sort of cheese ball?   How about a Ham and Cheese ball? 
That's today's recipe. I hope that some of you will give this a try and let me know how the folks liked it. 

                                                HAM AND CHEESE BALL 

2- 8oz pkg.of Creme Cheese
1/2 lb of sharp cheddar cheese shredded.(Save time and buy it already shredded)
2 tsp of minced onion ( color it up by using a Bermuda onion)
2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
1 tsp of dry mustard
1/2 tsp paprika
1/2 tsp seasoning salt
1/4 tsp salt
1-2 small can (1/4 oz) deviled ham (if you have some baked ham chop it and blend it until the consistence of deviled ham. I often leave the ham a bit courser than deviled ham)
2 T parsley chopped ( for some added zest use Cilantro)
2 T pimientos, chopped (if you want it zestier, use 2 T of Rotel chopped tomatoes,  green chilies and lime.)
Chopped Walnuts or Pecans(either are good)

Combine al the ingredients except the walnuts. Form a ball and chill. Roll in chopped walnuts or pecans.  

Now that should set your mouth to watering. Serve it up with wheat crackers, if you have it zesty, use tortilla chips or spread a small amount on a small warm tortilla, roll and slice into pieces. Now that's some eating.

Hope you have fun making and eating this great treat.  Got a special cheese ball recipe?  Share with us.


Z said...

such a nice song, thanks!
the cheese ball sounds good, too!

sue hanes said...

Very nice - Ticker - Thanks.

Some people who are very dear to my Heart should be arriving from Alabama tomorrow around 4 - so that worked for me.

: )

Ticker said...

Z and old Alabama song, probably recorded around 1982 but a favorite of Country Music fans even today. I love the harmony these men have and love to listen to this song of Christmas for it does describe Christmas in Dixie, the Old South.

Traveling ,mercies and blessings for those traveling , especially this time of the year.