I immediately knew which recipe I would use! My mind immediately traveled back in time to the late 70's when I worked at Citizens Bank in Evansville. I remembered those waistline expanding Decembers when we had food from the beginning to the end of month! So much great food that we had a sign up calendar to help spread out the feast and as you can imagine, there wasn't an empty day!
Margie was a very sweet lady, loved by all. Her contribution each December was this fabulous cheese ball. She has since passed away and in her memory, I am honored to share her cheese ball recipe with everyone to use in their holiday celebrations! It's a little late for Christmas, but certainly something you could make for your New Year's parties!
Margie's Cheese Ball
2 8 ounce packages cream cheese
1 8 1/2 ounce can of crushed pineapple, well drained
2 cups chopped pecans
1/2 chopped green bell pepper
2 Tbs. chopped onion
2 tsp. seasoned salt
Bring the cream cheese to room temperature for easier mixing.
In a large bowl, combine the cheese and all ingredients, but only 1 cup of the chopped pecans.
Mix thoroughly. You can use a heavy wooden spoon or get in there with some clean hands!
Once the mixture is thoroughly mixed, shape into a ball.
Place the remaining cup of chopped pecans on a dinner plate. Roll and press the chopped pecans into the outside of the cheese ball.
Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate until ready to serve.
Serve with your favorite crackers. I use Ritz and Club.
.......and that's What's Cooking at Cathy's ~ Enjoy!