Not so much anymore - he's grown into a little 15 pound shaggy hot dog! We've also discovered that we really loves snow...
We thought it would be nice to do a little recap for our recipe totals in 2008. We prepared a total of 429 new recipes last year. This brings the total amount of recipes we've tried and posted on the website to a whopping 1575! Whew! While it is really hard to nail down a select few of both savory and sweet items, here's what we whittled the list down to as favorites of the year - however, I would rattle off quite a few more if could! Just in case the names don't ring a bell, we'll include their pictures to help you remember! Also, I do have a new recipe to share that we made yesterday... see below the pictures to find out what Jeff wanted to snack on!
We stayed in this New Year's Eve... Jeff had decided he wanted to just pick at stuffs we already have instead of doing a full meal. However, the one thing he did request was a cheese ball! A little out of left field for him to ask for that, but who am I to argue?
Dead easy, this Cheddar Cheese Ball is a combination of softened cream cheese, shreds of sharp white cheddar cheese, a dollop of Dijon for tang and a few shakes of Worcestershire sauce. Scooped up into a ball, you'll want to allow at least a couple of hours for this to chill and firm back up. For a textural crunch against the creamy cheeses, we rolled our ball in toasted chopped pecans, but feel free to use your favorite nut or even some fresh herbs.
I actually made the ball yesterday and let it hang out in the refrigerator overnight so it would be ready for us to work on throughout the day today! Jeff said he hasn't had a cheese ball since he was a kid, so he was pretty excited - easy to please I guess! He did comment that a few strips worth of crumbled bacon might be a nice addition to change it up - I agree and even think adding a little blue or Gorgonzola cheeses for a little pungency would work well too.