Most of the dishes are done, leftovers carefully wrapped in the fridge, and wrappings and ribbons cleared away after a wonderful Christmas day yesterday with family. Although I won’t cook another large meal this week (that’s the plan anyway) I still want plenty of snacks on hand and meals that can go together quickly. This is my cheese ball of choice this season and one I’m sure you will enjoy if you are a cb fan. The beau monde seasoning is the key to this recipe’s success. Spice Island has sold this spice for many years and I’m sure you can find it on your grocer’s shelf. It’s a key ingredient in my homemade ranch dressing which you can find here so I encourage you to buy some and try both recipes.
2 8 ounch packages cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup green pepper, finely chopped
2 tablespoons green onion, finely chopped
1 tablespoon beau monde seasoning
1 cup walnuts, toasted and chopped
Combine all ingredients, except walnuts, and mix well. Form into a ball and wrap in plastic wrap. Refrigerate several hours or overnight. Overnight
is best. Before serving, roll the cheese ball in chopped walnuts and
serve with an assortment of crackers.
Note: The cookie cutter I used to make my personalized gingerbread place card cookies in my previous post is on sale now at William Sonoma for $9.99. Everybody loved seeing their names on a cookie at their place at the table.