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Old 07-22-2006, 07:49 PM   #1
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Exclamation Please Be Creative w/Leftover Cheese Ball

I made enough of this for 2 cheese balls the other night - when I read the recipe, it sounded like a hit to me. Sent one to Bible Class & planned to take the next one to a work party the next day. Hardly any was eaten at Bible Class so I took the leftovers of that one to the work party - and still had leftovers.

Right now I have enough for another cheese ball in my fridge but I don't want to make a cheese ball with it! I will admit that I went a little heavy on the cilantro - I didn't use more than the recipe called for but there is a really strong cilantro taste. I've been trying to come up with some way to recycle the stuff for the last couple days & I'm not coming up with anything great. Do you have an idea?

Pepper Jack Cheese Ball
1 1/2 cups shredded Pepper Jack cheese
1 cup shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
2 3-oz pkgs cream cheese, softened
1 TBSP lime juice
1/2 tsp onion powder
1/4 cup sliced ripe olives
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
3/4 cup nacho-flavored tortilla chips, crushed

In food processor, place cheeses, lime juice & onion powder. Cover; process until well mixed. Spoon into medium bowl. Stir in olives & cilantro.

Place crushed tortilla chips on waxed paper. Spoon cheese mixture onto chips. Roll to coat cheese ball with chips. Serve with crackers.

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Old 07-22-2006, 08:28 PM   #2
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How about mixing it with some chicken and making enchiladas?
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Old 07-22-2006, 08:40 PM   #3
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You could use some or all or if in burger mix, it might also be nice in a layed pasta and veggie casserole. You could also add some it into a batch of Spanish rice (I'm always adding new things to mine).
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Old 07-22-2006, 09:37 PM   #4
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Mix in some sour cream and mayonnaise and make a dip.
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Old 07-22-2006, 10:26 PM   #5
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How about mixing it with some chicken and making enchiladas?
That sounds delish, and what I was gonna say! Add chicken chunks, can of cream of mushroom soup and milk, heat on low until all is a sauce.....then layer corn torts (fried first) with the sauce, grated cheese, repeat until all is layered...bake @ 400 until bubbly.

Others I thunked of:

Bean Burritos with "the Ball" spread

Tacos w/"the ball" spread on bottom of shell, B4 adding meat on top w/lettuce, tomato's etc...

Quesadillas with Avocados and "the ball"

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Old 07-22-2006, 11:29 PM   #6
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Cheese and eggs, yummm.

Make an omelet or scrambled eggs or, our favorite, a frittata.

Could always add some crumbled cooked bacon, finely diced kielbasa, diced tomato, and some chives.

A bit of Worcestershire sauce, and a dab of hot sauce, we always add hot sauce, and you have a great meal.

Or I guess you could add it to a roux and make an interesting mac and cheese dish.

Or could always melt over refried beans.

Or maybe, just thinking about this, make a roux, add the cheese, maybe some finely diced and browned sausage, like kielbasa, worcestershire sauce and a tad of the hot stuff and serve,as a spread, with some nice crusty bread. Just an idea, have not tried it.

Or could use the cheese to make a variety of Welsh rarebit, or a Yorkshire buck. Serve over some toast and serve with two fried eggs and that would be heaven.

Or, and I am clearly have been thinking of Sunday breakfast items here, could make mini pizzas.

Toasted English muffins, buttered, with the cheese and some tomato sauce, put into the broiler for the briefest time. Sorry, forgot the oregano.

Could always put a fried egg on top.

We just love cheese and use it any way we can.

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How funny!! Now you'll probably make a third cheese ball just to try all these great ideas -
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ok im going to go simple here....

The most delicious Mac and Cheese.
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Oh or make a broc. or cauliflower soup and add it mmmmm
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Stuffed tomatoes!
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