Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Turkey Cheese Ball

 
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
2 raisins
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. 

I am sharing this with:

Make It Pretty Monday
Inspire Me
HOME
Let's Dish!
Share Your Cup
Tips, Tutorials and Tidbits
Foodie Friday
Full Plate
Seasonal Sundays
Weekend Potluck


           Thank you for your visit!  xo


35 comments:

  1. Hi Kitty, I love this turkey cheese ball! What a hit it will be on Thanksgiving! I love the way you set the table too. I do hope that you will try and get through the holidays ok. Take care and enjoy the rest of the week.
    Julie

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  2. Lovely fall tablescape, and the turkey cheese ball is so cute! Thanks for sharing! ~ Phyllis

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  3. So cute, my friend! I was smiling at your turkey cheese ball :) Much love to you!

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  4. Kitty:
    What a darling turkey cheeseball. Everyone would love that! Also, lovely table setting too!

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  5. This is so cute, Kitty, and it's something my grandchildren would enjoy doing, thanks for the timely idea!

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  6. What a darling turkey cheeseball! It's really cute, and I think my teenage granddaughters would love making one the next time they come for a visit. Thank you for the inspiration. I love those leaf plates! Dishes are a weakness with me. ;)
    Have a great Wednesday!

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  7. Cute turkey idea Kitty, no doubt the kids would love helping make him:@)

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  8. So cute, Kitty. I don't think I ever made a cheese ball before. I like the leaf plates very much. xo

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  9. Your Turkey Cheese ball is so fun, Kitty! The kids would love it and it's wonderful for a Thanksgiving gathering. Thank you for sharing it at my HOME and I hope the rest of your week is lovely, my sweet friend.

    Blessings,
    Sandi XO

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  10. Your turkey cheeseball is just adorable, Kitty! Enjoy the rest of your week and an early Happy Thanksgiving to you.

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  11. This looks so easy and delicious! What a cute idea to bring as a guest! Love your table setting, too <3 Thank you for visiting, Kitty. I am so sorry about your dear sweetheart. A big hug. xo Karen

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  12. Love that cheese ball! What fun. You also gave me a good idea for a thanksgiving centerpiece...
    I'm visiting from Kathleen's Let's Dish ~ The Happy Wonderer

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  13. I love your version of "Tom". Just adorable. Love all your dishes and tablescape too. Thanks so much for sharing at Weekend Potluck.

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  14. Delightfully delicious FUN! Ms. C. is coming over tomorrow after school & I think I have everything in the house to make this with her. I doubt that she will EAT any of it...well, maybe the pretzels...fussy eater, but it sure is cute & I know she will love helping with his creation.

    Your table is lovely, especially the big star quilt in the center! Very nicely done.
    Thanks for sharing all of it.

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  15. What a cute and fun appetizer for the holiday! Looks delicious.
    Hugs,
    Patti

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  16. So cute! I think it might be fun to let kids decorate it like any animal they want! Thanks for sharing on TTT!

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  17. Kitty - what a darling idea!! I think it would be fun on any Thanksgiving table, even if children are not around!! Your table looks beautiful. The quilted topper is very special and I do love those leaf plates.

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  18. Your setting is so pretty, Kitty. I love the leaf plates. My g'kiddos would love that turkey cheese ball!

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  19. I love the turkey cheese ball Kitty! I saw one on Pinterest but it wasn't as cute as yours~I plan on making several different "turkey" appetizers for T-day~I love his pepper feet and neck!!
    Jenna

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  20. It sounds like your turkey cheese ball would get gobbled up real fast at my house! He is so darn cute!! I am also liking your leaf plates!! Very cute!

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  21. Your cheese ball looks amazing! Your table is very pretty too. It looks like you are all set for turkey day!
    Blessings My Friend,

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  22. Love the idea but I think we need to rename it cheese ball turkey.
    I keep thinking I should add some turkey to the mix.

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  23. Everyone loves food and fun food is great for the kids and big people also. Your recipe sounds so yummy. Great look and unique star table topper. I'll have to visit Target now that it has opened its doors for the first time In Prince Edward Island and go searching for a nice centre piece like the one you found.

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  24. I am really enjoying everyone's beautiful tables in all the jewel tones...topaz, ruby, amethyst and emeralds.
    Love the cheese ball turkey, so cute.
    Have a wonderful week, Kitty.

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  25. Kitty, your cheese turkey is cute. Need to check out Target's holiday offerings for this year.

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  26. Very cute and festive. I love your breakfast plate.

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  27. OK Kitty, I think that cheese ball is just soooo cute! I want to try it. Thanks for sharing it. Your table looks pretty, and those leaf plates are gorgeous! I have some that aren't suitable for food. Would love to find some that I can put food on. Have a good weekend. laurie

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  28. Your turkey cheese ball is so cute Kitty! Love your quilted table topper and your fall table with leaf plates :)

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  29. Hi Kitty! Oh I love that cute turkey cheese ball! What a clever idea! Thank you so much for popping in to see me and your prayers. You're in mine too and hope you're doing well.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia :)

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  30. Hi Kitty,
    I am smiling, that is the cutest little Turkey ever, he has quiet a little personality. Thank you so much for taking the time during this busy season to share your wonderful post with Full Plate Thursday. Have a wonderful weekend and hope to see you again real soon!
    Miz Helen

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  31. So cute and delicious looking, Kitty.
    I couldn't wish for more:)

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  32. What a cute and tasty turkey Kitty. Your table is perfect too! I have leaf plates that I bought at PB clearance one year. They are fun. Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  33. Love the cheeseball, how fun is that and your tablescape is beautiful. I adore that quilt. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

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  34. Hi Kitty, just popping by to let you know that I will be featuring you at SYC today.
    hugs,
    Jann

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