Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Giving Thanks - Pumpkin Plates/Cheese Ball Recipe

Giving Thanks I am joining the ~Giving Thanks~ celebration this week. Monday through Thursday we are sharing as we prepare for Thanksgiving. Stop by Kelli's and see what others are up to this week. Or join in the fun by signing onto Mr. Linky and share how you are preparing for this special holiday.

Here are some things you could share:

-What you are thankful for
-Thanksgiving traditions and memories
-Decorating ideas
-Your menu
-Cleaning/Organizing "before" and "after" pictures
-Anything having to do with Thanksgiving!

I found these small pumpkin plates on clearance at Walmart a couple of weeks ago. These were the last two for sale. When they first caught my eye, I immediately pictured them as serving plates for appetizers. Any other ideas of uses for them?

For appetizers on Thanksgiving Day I plan to serve cheese balls on these with a basket of crackers nearby. Our meal will be in the early evening so appetizers will be a must during the afternoon.

I hope that these plates add a holiday touch and make my guests feel special and very welcome in our home:)

My sister, Melissa gave me a great cheese ball recipe. I just called her and received permission to share it with you:) It is great for any get-together.

Cheese Ball (makes one)

8 oz. cream cheese softened
1 stick butter softened
2 cups shredded cheese (any kind - I use mild Colby or cheddar)
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1/4-1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
chopped onion (fresh or dried) to taste. --I use fresh
1/2 teaspoon parsley
OPTIONAL- 1/2 small pkg. of chopped corn beef (I don't use this)

Mix all ingredients together. Roll into a ball and then roll the cheese ball in the extra shredded cheese covering it. Wrap in plastic wrap and chill.
Serve with crackers.


Marnie said...

Lovely plates! Thanks for the cheeseball recipe too. I just might try it. I have never made one before. Have a blessed day!

Kim said...

I LOVE those plates! They are so cute!

~ Kim

Angie said...

I love homemade cheeseballs! And your plates are adorable. I think they'll be great appetizer plates.

Anonymous said...

Those plates are so cute! They'll be perfect for appetizers, or desserts. The recipe sounds delicious too.

ceekay said...

Thanks for stopping by. I saw those adorable plates at Walmart, but I have so many leaves, that I refrained...trust me, it wasn't easy. I think they are so cute.

A Hint of Home said...

The plates are darling! They could have any number of uses.

Simply Heart And Home said...

Those plates are adorable and the recipe looks good. Thank you for sharing them!


JudyBug said...

Thanks for visiting my blog. I love comments! I will have to try the cheeseball recipe. It looks yummy!

Jenn said...

OOH thanks for sharing your cheeseball recipe!!
Pretty vibrant plates, too...my first thought was appetizers as well, maybe cookies or fudge, too.

GapGirl said...

I just love your blog background.lol ;) I like those plates too. Enjoy using them

Lora said...

That sounds really good! I love cheeseballs that aren't rolled in nuts:)

Wanita said...

Your plates are so pretty. They will be perfect for appetizers.


Susie Homemaker said...

Cute plates...this cheese ball sounds so much better than those store bought ones! Thanks!

Warm wishes,

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Pretty pumpkin plates! You should also display them on plate stands and/or in a holiday vignette.


Lynn said...

The cheese ball recipe looks yummy, and it'll be very cute on your new plates :)

Lady Farmer said...

The plates would look nice whatever you put on them! Very festive!

Kelli said...

Those are the cutest plates and *perfect* for cheeseballs! Thank you for the recipe...I add worchestire sauce to mine too!

splummer said...

Those pumpkin plates are cute! You could also use them for cranberry sauce. I have a couple I use for Thanksgiving. I put my butter and Rolls on them. Thanks for stopping by my place. Take Care!!