Monday, January 18, 2010
Holiday Cheese Ball/Tree
1 (8 oz.) pkg. cream cheese, softened
1 c shredded cheddar cheese
1 T chopped green onions
1 T roasted red pepper
3 drops lemon juice
Dash garlic salt
1 c chopped pecans - optional
Mix all together and form into a ball. Roll in chopped pecans. Serve with crackers.
Note: Add diced jalapenos if you like it spicy.
For Christmas tree shape, double recipe, press into tree mold lined with plastic wrap. Chill, lift out & invert onto platter & add garnish as "tree decoration".
Ex. Yellow pepper cut into star shape, fresh cilantro or rosemary garland, halved cherry tomatoes bulbs & whole almonds for the trunk.
Nutritional facts (daily value): Calories 1256kcal; Protein 46g (92%); Total Fat 116g (179%)(Sat. 73g (366%)); Chol. 365mg (122%); Carb. 11g (4%); Fiber 2g (7%); Sugars 2g; Calcium 1006mg (101%); Iron 4mg (22%)