Monday, December 5, 2016

137.8...Cheese Ball

Last night was Dina’s annual Holiday Party! Everyone is to bring an appetizer to share and it’s always fun seeing what everyone brings. I had to make my appetizer the day before since we weren’t going to be around during the day on Sunday. I decided on a simple Cheese Ball. Sometimes the simple things are the best. 

IMG 5586

Cheese Ball (Makes 32 servings)

Recipe adapted from All Recipes 

Ingredients:

2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened 

2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese 

1 (1 ounce) package Ranch-style dip mix

2 medium scallions, chopped

2 cups chopped pecans

4 pecan halves

Directions:

1. In a large bowl, mix together cream cheese, cheddar cheese, dip mix and scallions.

2. Form into one large ball or two smaller balls. Roll in chopped pecans to coat surface. 

3. Decorate the top with pecan halves. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours, or overnight. 

Printable Recipe 

IMG 5587

Thursday night I pulled some Spinach Lasagna out to defrost for dinner. I made a Caesar salad to go with it. 

IMG 1655

Friday’s breakfast:

IMG 1662

I took the kids to school, then went to the gym. I came home, got dressed and ate a quick lunch.

IMG 1663

Leftover taco meat, brown rice, lettuce, cheese, sour cream and hot sauce. 

Then our crazy adventure for the day began. We met some friends at the airport and headed to Levi's Stadium in San Jose for the PAC 12 Championship Game!

We arrived and headed to the PAC 12 tailgate. I honed in on this magical cheese and meat platter:

IMG 1670

In the end, Washington beat Colorado but what was most exciting for me was taking this picture with all the PAC 12 mascots:

IMG 0676

I realized on the plane back that I didn’t really eat a full meal there. I just snacked off of other people’s plates. Lol. 

It was about 1 AM by the time we got back. Super amazing day but I was glad to go to bed! Saturday morning was a slow start for sure. Breakfast was scrambled eggs with onions and cheddar cheese. 

IMG 1673

Somehow I made it to the gym and did some laundry. Lunch was tuna salad, crackers and pickles.

IMG 1674

We went to event for my daughter’s class at the school, then to dinner with friends at Pamplemousse Grill. For an appetizer, I ordered the Hamachi Sashimi (tian of hamachi, cucumber, avocado, crispy capers, house-made pickled ginger):

IMG 1677

This was so fresh and delicious! 

For my entree, I ordered the Sea Bass with Lobster, Bok Choy and Fried Rice:

IMG 1678

Also excellent! 

My husband ordered the Trio of Creme Brûlée for dessert:

IMG 1679

I couldn’t let him eat it alone so I helped him out. 

Breakfast Sunday…more scrambled eggs:

IMG 1680

We were off to the Chargers vs. Buccaneers game! I had a chicken caesar salad for lunch:

IMG 1682

Even thought we lost, I was a winner in my Chargers ugly Christmas sweater. 

IMG 1687

We made a quick change when we got home and headed to Dina’s for her party. 

IMG 5589

IMG 5586

Besides my Cheese Ball, here is a sample of some other goodies:

IMG 5590

IMG 5591

IMG 5593

IMG 5592

IMG 5595

IMG 5599

IMG 5600

IMG 5601

IMG 5602

IMG 5603

IMG 5604

IMG 5606

IMG 5611

IMG 5614

IMG 5620

IMG 5623

Another fabulous party Dina!!! 

This morning’s breakfast:

IMG 1691

After I did the school drop-off, I went for a run outside. 

I ran some errands and had lunch at Chipotle. 

IMG 1693

Salad with chicken, pico de gallo, hot sauce and lots of guacamole. 

Happy Monday!

Have you been to any holiday parties yet?

Technorati Tags: , , , ,

0 comments:

Post a Comment