Game Day Snacks 2!
It is that time of year that can only be described as Blah. Days here in central New England are either sunny and cold to an arctic degree, or cloudy and chilly and damp. Blah. However, a good friend recently brightened our life by inviting us to game night! A few rounds of Flux or Pictionary can make any Blah day fun and festive.
But what snack should we bring? Cheese and crackers are easy to eat while rolling dice and shuffling cards. We decided to bring cheese spreads. I went with a retro-style cheese ball. Mr. Food It Yourself made a batch of cheese spread he calls “cheese-fon-don’t”.
I scoured the internet for cheese ball recipes. I found recipes for ranch balls rolled in bacon bits, port wine balls rolled in chopped pecans, pizza balls rolled in diced pepperoni, red velvet balls rolled in chocolate chips…the variations are endless. It seems that a basic cheese ball requires four things:
- 16 ounces of cream cheese (regular, low fat, vegan, whatever)
- 1 cup of other cheese, grated
- A substance to roll the ball in which coordinates with the seasonings
Here’s what I did.
I used a gloved hand to smash the cheddar, cream cheese, caramelized onion, and some dried parsley and thyme into a smooth mass. I couldn’t get pictures and mix at the same time, though. Sorry about that. The cheese ball mix went into the fridge over night, covered closely with plastic wrap.
Wintertime can definitely get this DIYeter down. However, a few friends, some snacks, and good-natured competition can help anyone forget the cold, dark, and damp of the season. What are your favorite party snacks to whip up? Share in the comments!