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It’s almost time for The Big Game, and if you’re like us, your football parties include lots of yummy snacks! In this post, I’m sharing a glimpse in to how we celebrate the biggest football game of the year, and I’m also passing along the recipe for our favorite go-to appetizer!
Take it to the House with The Perfect Cheese Ball Recipe
1 8 oz. block of Cream Cheese
1 small jar of [Low-Sodium] Dried Beef
1/2 package of Ranch Powder Seasoning (or an all-purpose seasoning of your choice)
1 handful of Green Onions (How’s that for precise measurements?)
A dash of Worcestershire Sauce (Optional)
1 box of RITZ® Crackers
Begin by removing the cream cheese from the fridge and allowing it to soften.
Next, dice the slices of dried beef in to small square-like pieces.
When your cream cheese has softened enough to be workable, mix in the diced beef, your seasoning of choice, the handful of green onions, and a dash of Worcestershire Sauce (optional).
Form this mixture in to the shape of a ball!
(I usually create a perfectly round ball, but if you’re feeling especially festive for this occasion, you could form yours in to the shape of a football and use chives to create the football’s seam. Did I just get a little too Pinteresty there? Please forgive me.)
Score big with your biggest fans – making sure to have plenty of RITZ® Crackers on hand for them to top with this yummy cheese ball! They are going to love it – I promise!
In addition to this perfect appetizer, there are a few other things we like to include in our football festivities! Whether it’s just hubby and me with the kids or we invite a handful of friends over to watch the big game with us in our home, the following menu is always a home run…I mean a Touchdown!
Chips & Salsa and/or Chips & Dip
Popcorn, Pretzels, and Nuts
…and here’s the secret! Prepare everything ahead of time! Make the cheese ball the day before…put the taco soup together the night before the party…and thennnnnn, on the day of the game, use your regular-sized slow cooker to warm the taco soup and your small slow cooker to heat up the smoked sausages. Before your guests arrive, toss your other snack items (along with your drinks) out on the counter, and you are ready to go!
Quick Tip: If I’m serving hot dogs, I will go ahead and insert each hot dog into a bun, wrap the duo in foil and toss them in the oven on warm!
Psst…this cheeseball makes the perfect present! Yes, check out the Cheeseball Kits I gifted at the holidays! Who doesn’t love the gift of food?!
Don’t forget! Soon after the football festivities come to a close, it will be time to for Valentine’s Day! Want to see The Cutest Valentine’s on the Internet? I’ve gathered them up and put them all in one place! Go grab an idea to use with your kiddos this year!