Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Cheesy the Snowman

I was browsing the CRAFT zine blog the other day and came across this post with a cheeseball snowman and I couldn’t get it out of my head!  I knew I had to make one.  I made up my own cheeseball recipe instead of the pickle one she used in the post.  It’s hard to find a decent pickle in this country, and I’m not sure if I’ve ever even SEEN pickle relish here before!

Snowman Cheeseball

My Version of a Cheeseball Snowman

  • 3 blocks (200 grams) cream cheese +100 grams softened and whipped cream cheese, set aside
  • 150 grams shredded cheese (I used a cheddar/swiss/something else that was probably Gouda mix)
  • 50 grams bacon bits (or fry up your own bacon until it’s really crispy and crumble it up)
  • 2 green onions, sliced finely
  • 2-3 cloves garlic, minced You can add other various herbs and spices to get it to taste how you like, but the above ingredients are a good start.

Mix all ingredients (except whipped cream cheese) together and mold into one large ball and one small ball.  Refrigerate until firm.

Put the small ball on top of the larger ball, snowman style, and spread the softened cheese over the top until it looks smooth and pretty!

Now comes the fun part!  Use your imagination, but here’s what I did:

  • Arms- pretzel sticks
  • Eyes & Buttons- Olives
  • Nose- Teeny Pickle
  • Mouth- cherry tomato, seeded and sliced into a smile
  • Scarf & Hat- long strip of carrot (use your veggie peeler) and small slice from the fat end of the carrot and a slightly larger chunk from the thin end

Check out Tasty Tuesday at Balancing Beauty and Bedlam for more yummy eats!

17 comments:

Erika said...

How adorable almost to cute to eat! Almost, I love cheeselogs but I didn't make one this year.

He looks very tasty!

Erika

brainella said...

I love this! How creative are you?!

Mrs4444 said...

Yours is WAY cuter. This inspires me to consider a cheese PUMPKIN for our Halloween party next year :)

Amy said...

Bah! I love it! Going in my filebox of ideas for next year. I just laughed when I saw it. What creative people there are out there!

Wizardress said...

Adorable!!!! Sounds good to me.

Elizabeth a.k.a. Type A Mommy said...

Happy anniversary! Stopping by from SITS to say yum! I've never made a cheeseball before, but it sure sounds good!

oranjeflamingo said...

Love it! I think he should be paired with these little penguin guys that I'm dying to make.
http://kuriositaetenladen.blogspot.com/2009/10/pinguine-in-kulinarischer-mission.html

Nancy Campbell said...

So cute!

JDaniel4's Mom said...

He is so cute! I love that he looks a little melted.

4 Lettre Words said...

He's adorable AND I crave his company!!

Alea said...

How adorable! And the recipe sounds delicous, too.

Unknown Mami said...

I don't know why I find him hilarious!

Queenie Jeannie said...

So cute!!

Happy New Year and thank you for visiting on my special SITS day!!

thamarai said...

HEllo mub, cute snowman! :)..wish you a very very happy new year 2010!

Sherry said...

He is too cute! :D

pam said...

I will definitely be making your cheese ball for Christmas Day Reveillon next year! Actually the recipe looks so good - I may not wait that long!

Kirby3131 said...

Now, I would make this :) Had to laugh at the pickle comment lol

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