I see that football is back on television. That is basically the only coherent sentence I can muster on this, the eve of my last day before a three day weekend. I see that football is back on television. I give you cheese balls. And a Happy Labor Day to all, and to all, a good night.
Mini Cheese Balls
Adapted from a Philadelphia Cream Cheese Ad
12 oz cream cheese
2 TB toasted sesame seeds
1 tsp poppy seeds
5 cloves garlic, minced
2 TB finely chopped parsley
2 tsp chopped thyme
1 tsp chopped rosemary
¼ cup chopped dried cranberries
2 TB chopped pecans
Cut cream cheese into 6 pieces; roll each into a ball.
Combine sesame seed, poppy seed and half the garlic in small bowl. Mix herbs and remaining garlic in separate small bowl. Combine cranberries and nuts in third bowl.
Roll 2 cheese balls in sesame seed mixture, 2 cheese balls in herb mixture and remaining cheese balls in nut mixture.