I saw this idea in the latest November 2013 edition of Dash and thought I'd share it for anyone that likes fun food. I believe the source for this idea comes from Great Balls of Cheese by Michell Buffardi. I used my favorite recipe for Pinecone Cheese Ball.
You can find that recipe here. If you have a favorite cheese ball recipe, just use that. The important part is the decorating and kids would love to help with that. Here's how it's done:
Your favorite cheese ball recipe, or mine which is found here
3/4 cup slivered almonds, toasted and chopped
1 whole almond or pecan
1 small piece red bell pepper, zigzag cut
6 short, thin orange bell pepper slices
thin pretzel sticks
crackers for serving
Mix up your cheese ball ingredients. Roll into a ball and refrigerate for 2 hours or overnight.
Pinch a walnut- size portion from cheese mixture and roll into a ball (for head). Reroll remaining cheese into a ball and roll in the chopped almonds.
Place raisins in head for eyes. Press the almond or pecan into middle for the beak. Poke red pepper under beak for wattle. Press a few slivered almonds into top of head for feathers. Stick 2 clusters of orange bell pepper slices together at base of ball for feet. Stick pretzels into turkey's back for tail feathers. Serve with crackers.
I've set my table with my big star quilt table topper and my leaf dishes, from Wal Mart and Kohl's.
My centerpiece is my lantern from Target, surrounded by gourds in various colors and some beads that I found in Hot Springs.
I love these leaf plates that I actually use for my breakfast in the morning.
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