Monday, November 22, 2010

Magnificent Monday

Turkey Cheese Ball Recipe


2 packages (8 ounces each) reduced-fat cream cheese
6 ounces deli smoked turkey, finely chopped
1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
1 tablespoon finely chopped onion
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder


3 packages (3 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
2 tablespoons milk
Brown, orange and yellow paste food coloring
6 large oval crackers
1 large sweet red pepper
1 small yellow summer squash
1 cup pecan halves
Assorted crackers


In a small bowl, beat the first six ingredients until combined. Shape into a ball; wrap in plastic wrap. Refrigerate for 1 hour or until firm.

In another small bowl, beat cream cheese and milk until smooth. Divide among four small bowls. With food coloring, tint one bowl brown, one dark orange and one light orange (using yellow and orange); leave one bowl plain.

Transfer each mixture to a heavy-duty resealable plastic bag; cut a small hole in a corner of each bag.

For turkey tail feathers, decorate the top halves of large oval crackers with tinted cream cheese.

Using the red pepper, form the turkey head, neck and wattle. For beak, cut a small triangle from summer squash; attach with cream cheese. Add eyes, using brown and plain cream cheese. Insert pecan halves and decorated crackers into cheese ball. Serve with assorted crackers. Yield: 1 cheese ball (3 cups).

While the real bird is roasting, you can present your guests with this tasty Thanksgiving turkey.
This was in "Taste of Home" magizine, I love it , what a wonderful and creative appetizer.

Well our first Sunday was super, had two visitors and a wonderful service, you could feel the presence of the Holy Spirit and I do love when that happens.  We both sang, and 3 of our dear little children sang a song of Psalms, that blessed our hearts, nothing like children singing for the lord, their tender hearts toward him, I am going to work with these dear little ones, ages 11,9,7 and teach them more songs, and have them sing more often, my dear husband loves them singing also. I know God was with us, and he blessed our first Sunday serving him. I hope and pray you had a wonderful lords day also. Have a very Magnifcent Monday too. ♥



Amanda said...

That's a really neat idea. I'm going to save this one...along with some others you have posted. I'm planning to make turkey cupcakes this week. Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

Theresa said...

Love that turkey cheese ball. What a cute idea.
Glad to hear your first week at the new church went well :)

Nezzy said...

Girl, I adore it!!! What fun it would be to have the grandkiddos make a 'turkey' outta this cheese ball while everythin' is cookin' her on the Ponderosa. Thanks for the great idea sister!

Ya'll have a most beautiful week my friend! :o)

Sandra said...

well now, this is just Ducky! OOPS I mean just turkey. really cute

A Gardner's Cottage said...

What a fun and clever idea! I may have to rethink a few things. Have a terrific day!


agypsyangel said...

Thats the neatest turkey ever and thanks for the recipe. Love the little image below too. Made me smile :)
Happy Thanksgiving.

Deborah said...

Glad to hear your first Sunday went well! Where is your new church located?

Anonymous said...


The idea of the turkey cheese ball is cute! However, I don't know if I could be as talented as you with food. :)

Also, it sounds like you had a great Sunday for fellowship and worship! You are right, little children singing for the Lord is very precious. :)


-Lady Rose

Grammy Blick said...

That little turkey is adorable -- and sounds as though it will taste as good as it looks!! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Fabulous idea, Barbara... That little turkey cheese ball just looks incredible.... Thanks for sharing.

Glad things went so well on Sunday...

God Bless.

Pam said...

what a cute thing!!! I'm happy you visited my blog and left me a comment. Nice to *meet* you!! Have a blessed Thanksgiving!

Barb said...

Hi Barbara,

How cute is that? I am going to give it a try (well, maybe not this year).
It sounds like God is blessing you.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.


Goose Hill Farm said...

WOW.....that is beautiful! I wouldn't be able to eat it! lol

Very cute! :> )


Camille said...

What a cute turkey cheese ball! How creative that is!!

And I like your signature photo/cartoon at the bottom of each post...too cute! :)


JD said...

Thanks for sharing, a great idea...Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving...