Every Thanksgiving there is one special item I make for the feast. It's my thing. If it's not there and I am, something is wrong. So I am gracing you with this highly delectable recipe. The Cherubic Cheese Ball! May you bask in it's radiance.
I made this recipe up myself, so I'm pretty sure that makes me an awesome cook or something.
So. Let's get down to the nitty gritty... Ingredients: 2 packages of cream cheese 1 T. minced garlic 2 green onions, chopped 1/4 t. salt
Let your cream cheese packages sit out for a little while so they can get soft. Then add all of your ingredients except the almonds into a mixing bowl and combine thoroughly. Use a cracker and see if the flavor blend is the way you like and add more seasoning ingredients if you'd like.
Once the flavor is to your liking, Scrape the contents of your bowl onto a serving plate of some sort. Using a rubber spatula or knife, shape the mixture into a ball.
After the ball has been shaped, clean your plate around the ball with a wet paper towel or cloth. Then cover the ball with slivered almonds. Using a spoon helps a lot, I've found.
Serve as an appetizer with crackers of your choice. I like to use Ritz!
Looking for a healthier option? Use neufchatel instead of cream cheese. I can't really taste a difference.