Monday, January 2, 2012

The Vespers and One Big Ball of Cheese

The Vespers concert turned out beautiful. Sweet melodies filled the room as twinkly lights danced to each beat. Feet tapping, heads nodding, bodies swaying.  Snacks galore, hot tea & coffee, just perfect for the chilly evening. 
The kitchen was filled with goodies! My sister made fancy chocolate/caramel-covered pretzels, my friend Allie made a little snack for the meat-eaters, and I prepared Christmas cookies, a cheese ball with crackers, red velvet cupcakes, vanilla cake pops, and hummus with veggies. 
Party Cheese Ball

2 8-oz. pkgs cream cheese
2 C. shredded sharp cheddar cheese
1 T. chopped pimentos
1 T. chopped onion
1 T. chopped green bell pepper
2 t. worcestershire sauce 
1 t. lemon juice
chopped pecans or parsley, for coating ball

Combine softened cream cheese, mixing with a blender/hand mixer until well blended. Add next 6 ingredients (cheddar to lemon juice), until well blended. Using wet hands, mold mixture into a ball. Coat ball with either pecans or parsley. Serve with crackers.
This recipe is from my grandma's recipe box. It's far from healthy, haha.You can use vegan ingredients if you would like. All I know is this cheese ball was a hit! People kept returning to the kitchen to add more to their plates. I served Ritz crackers along with this appetizer. Get creative and serve it with any of your favorite crackers or bread. 
 A special thanks to John Connell for taking the beautiful photos from the concert! 

We sure enjoyed The Vespers in our home. If you haven't yet, please do yourself a favor check out their music and if they come to your area, go see them! They are truly wonderful people and amazingly talented. I was blown away. 

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you all!

Chef Teebs

No comments: