Weather: 22 degrees, snowy-looking clouds
What I’m listening to: Irish Country Christmas
I don’t know what it is about Christmas and cheese balls, but I’ve never encountered a cheese ball any other time of year. Have you? It seems to be an unexplained American phenomenon. Regardless, there’s nothing like a creamy, savory cheese spread on a cracker to munch on during the holidays… and this is the absolute best cheese ball I’ve ever made (thank you, Paula Deen and thank you, bacon). Not to mention that it’s the prettiest and most festive, too.
Keep this one in mind for one of the holiday parties you’ll be attending this season; I made this for our church Christmas party. It does require some love (ahem… work), but you can break it up into several stages and make it a day or two in advance. I served it with cute Snowflake Ritz crackers. The trick will be trying not to cut into it at home before you get it to the party. I’m speaking from experience here.