Doesn’t every family have that one thing you don’t dare skip on a holiday and god forbid you change it in anyway. It could start a full on family feud. For us it is the traditional holiday cheese ball. I’m not sure how other families make it in mine recipe is as follows:
1jar Chipped beef 🥩 dried beef in a jar stuff
1 &1/2 pack of cream cheese
1/2 a round of Bree cheese with the outside rind cut away
Roasted garlic 3 large cloves
Fresh ground pepper
Chives dried 1/2 cup
Onion powder 2 tablespoons
Pinch of salt
Pinch of nutmeg
Chop up with a food processor or blender the meat and then add the Bree and the chives and chop that up. Then at room temp or soften in the microwave add the cream cheese and roasted garlic. Add The seasonings and blend until the entire concoction is very smooth.
toss it all in plastic wrap and make a ball out of some. If you want a huge amount do a big ball or whatever amount you want to serve for the evening.
Put it in a bowl and use whatever breadsticks pretzels crackers whatever you have on hand to make it look like the turkey feathers. Use vegetables like sweet peppers bell peppers to make a beak in coxcomb. I used olives sliced to make the eyeballs. I know it’s so stupid cute it hurts 🙌🏼😄 just do it you know you’ll love it and the kids love it to.
Heck make it a competition!! Best turkey cheese ball wins 🙌🏼🍴🤣