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Friday, November 1, 2013

Bacon Ranch Cheddar Cheese Ball

Sorry for being MIA!

My duties this week have included: more phone calls to DirecTV than I wish to count, one school Halloween party, 4 days of recovering from the biggest stye on my eye known to man, a sick dog and last but not least getting the kids all dolled up for my least favorite holiday of the year....Halloween.

But, it is now Friday and we made it.  We still have a sick dog and our main T.V. is still screwed up, but we are working on both.

During all of this I did manage to bring two yummy snacks to work one day for a 'food day'.  I sincerely hope you have foods days at your work too.  If anything, it gives you grace to eat all day long at your desk.

This little cheese ball could not be more simple.  And don't make fun of cheese balls!!!  Yes, they may scream 1975....but they are a good party dish!  Plus it feeds a lot.  It may look small but there is a lot of cheese in there.

Be prepared to bring a lot of crackers.

Bacon Ranch Cheddar Cheese Ball

2 pkg. softened cream cheese
1 c. shredded cheddar cheese
1 pkg. ranch dressing mix
2 c. chopped, cooked bacon

1.  In a bowl combine softened cream cheese, cheddar cheese and ranch dressing mix.
2.  In a shallow bowl {pie tin works great}, place chopped up bacon.
3.  Form the cheese mixture into a large ball and place in the bacon.
4.  Roll and form, patting the bacon into the ball until it all sticks.
5.  Refrigerate for at least 1 hour or overnight before serving with crackers.

I'm not ashamed to admit I snacked on this again for lunch today.  Even the little man said...."mmm....bacon!".  A kid after my own heart.

This weekend will be spent entertaining the in-laws who will be visiting, doing a bit of cooking and the endless amounts of laundry that awaits me.  Why does it feel like the pile grows by leaps and bounds each week?  I swear family members are just throwing pieces in there each time they walk by just to see if I notice.

Well, I've noticed.

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  1. Steph@Been There Baked ThatNovember 2, 2013 at 12:01 PM

    I've yet to make a cheese ball, looks simple and delicious!

  2. I think my family is going to love this! Thank you!

  3. Sounds marvelous! Will be making this over the holiday season. Thanks much for sharing.