****updated October 21, 2010****
I feel like Karen and Jack must’ve felt in Will & Grace. Remember when someone in the scene would say a seemingly innocent word that could easily be spun into a dirty word? Oh, how Karen and Jack would laugh.
And I’m back…
Some friends of ours recently hosted a lovely dinner gathering (there was bacon flavored ice cream involved; stay tuned for that one), and I was tasked with bringing cheese and crackers to the event. Since launching the Saucy Dipper, I’m not capable of bringing just cheese and crackers. I had to bring a cheesy dip! There was no other way.
I decided the event called for a special cheese ball. This cheese ball deserved toppings.
But before I get into the recipe, I must share some fascinating cheese ball facts (still laughing a little).
How to Make a Cheese Ball
*8 oz. cream cheese
*4 oz. blue cheese
*4 oz. cheddar cheese, grated
*1 bunch of green onions, chopped
*2 garlic cloves, minced
*2 tsp. salt (or more)
*1 1/4 cup toppings of your choosing (e.g., bacon, green peppers, paprika, walnuts, olives)
Directions: Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl. Mix well. Do your best to break up blue cheese thoroughly. With you clean hands, shape the cheese mixture into a ball and place on serving platter. Use a knife to delineate sections for toppings. Sprinkle toppings and use a chopstick to gently push in place. Serve with crackers, pretzels, or veggies.
The assortment of cheese ball toppings is a good idea. I stand by that. But I think it’s best to stick with two to three toppings only. Five toppings meant there were only a few bites for each. Of the five toppings, bacon and olives were the favorite (shocker).