Smoky cheese ball

I love a good cheese ball. I recently co-hosted a bridal shower for a friend at work, and I made this as a "filler"-you know, that awkward food item that sits at the end of the table just looking pretty.

Kinda' like my friend Britt. Everyone likes her for her looks. Her whole life consists of sitting quietly, looking pretty.

Okay, that's not true. She wants to be a missionary, which suggests she has some substance. Here we are in a way too intimate pose. But hey, we are soulmates. This is nothing. One of my most embarrassing moments in life involves Brittany, a bathtub (which involves a naked me...but a fully-clothed Britt), some goldfish, and my walk-in closet. Don't ask.

Britt loves my cheese ball.

Anyway, back to the recipe and the shower. My whole office fell madly in love with this ball of lard, especially my boss. I'm going to start making one for him for every holiday, birthday, or Tuesday I work there. It's good for job security.

Let me go ahead and give you this recipe before I say too much. Oh, and this is by no means an original recipe. If you've ever been to a company picnic or potluck, you've probably seen some variation of this. It's an oldie but a goodie!

  • 2  8-ounce packages  cream cheese
  • 2  cups  finely shredded smoked cheddar, Swiss, or Gouda cheese (I'm boring and use cheddar)
  • 1/2  cup  butter or margarine
  • 2  tablespoons  milk
  • 2  tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2  tablespoons worchestire sauce
  • Assorted crackers

Beat cream cheese and butter until creamy.

Like this.

Add the milk.

And the soy sauce and worcestershire sauce. Mix it up!

Let it sit for 24 hours, then mold into a ball. It's not seen in the picture, but roll the cheese ball in shredded cheddar cheese.

Serve with assorted crackers and enjoy! To keep longer, keep in saran wrap and refrigerate.

Love and "more cheese please,"

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