Two Fridays ago, the Husband created an Xmas tree out of Xmas lights. All I had to do was find the lights and point out the spot for him to make it. Sparkle, sparkle.
The other day I was helping undecorate a small Christmas tree at the local museum where I volunteer. I started to unwind a garland made of small colored glass balls when Head Volunteer said, "Susie, take the tinsel off first." She proceeded to quickly pluck and pull the silvery strands. I imitated her.
The tinsel off, I went for the garland. Said Head Volunteer, "Susie, it'll be easier if you take ornaments off then the garland." Okey-dokey.
As I finally unwound the garland, Head Volunteer reminded me that it was old, then kindly remarked that she had already broken three vintage decorations. Sometimes I can be like that bull in a china shop.
Several hours later while reading Christmas posts by blogger friends, I realized that I'm out of practice when it comes to decorating/undecorating Xmas trees. hahaha
Cheesy Olive Balls
Cheesy olive balls are a festive treat that find that X spot of yumminess in our tummies. I like that they're simple to make and hold well in the freezer until you want to bake them.
I no longer know where I got the original recipe, which I've modified each time. Sometimes I use stuffed olives (I like the garlic ones), other times plain. Green, black, or red. The recipe calls for shredded cheddar cheese, but I've used Monterey Jack, farmer's cheese, and other cheeses, alone or combined. That may be the reason why the balls vary in how well they hold, brown, or leave you with greasy fingertips.
My recipe is among the scraps of paper that fell on the kitchen floor this morning when I was tugging cloth napkins and placemats from between cookbooks. I plan to pick up my mess after I finish this post. So I say. Anyway, check out this Olive Cheese Ball recipe from Food Network.
I'm hanging out at two memes today. Thank you Dear Hosts!