I was in charge of the Thanksgiving meal this year. I actually had a lot of fun preparing everything and it all went off without a hitch so it was pretty relaxing.. I think my favorite part of the meal was this Turkey Cheese Ball we had for an appetizer. I got the idea from this blog but that cheese ball didn't sound that good to me so I found a different one that sounded better.
Bacon Ranch Cheese Ball
via Thrice the Spice
2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened1 (1 ounce) package ranch dressing mix (I actually made my own because my dad bought the wrong stuff.)
2 1/2 cups cheddar cheese, shredded
1 1/2 cups bacon pieces
1. In a medium sized bowl, mash the cream cheese. Add the ranch dressing mix and cheddar cheese, and mix until well combined.
2. Form the mixture into a ball shape.
3. Roll the ball in the bacon pieces.
I used pretzels for the feathers and body and peanut butter to attach M&M eyes and an almond beak.
Super cute and very delicious.