Wednesday, December 07, 2005



Roly-poly and covered with cheese, this delicious snowman is perfect for a wintertime get-together.

Decked out in a pumpernickel chapeau and celery scarf, this savory soul will make kids' hearts go thumpety-thump. His eyes and buttons are olives; his nose—what else?—a carrot tip.

1 pound cream cheese, softened
1 1/2 cups Monterey Jack cheese, grated
1 garlic clove, finely chopped
Salt and freshly ground pepper
Celery, clove, pumpernickel
slice, black olives, and carrot

1. In a food processor, combine cream cheese (reserve a spoonful for hat), 1/2 cup Monterey Jack, garlic, and salt and pepper to taste. Freeze until firm, 30 minutes.

2. Shape mixture into 3 balls; roll balls in remaining Monterey Jack. Freeze until firm, about 1 hour.

3. Just before serving, stack balls; secure with toothpicks. Use vegetable peeler to shave celery scarf; pin with clove. Cut bread into 1- and 11/2-inch rounds; glue hat together with cream cheese, then secure with toothpick. Punch dots from olives with plain round pastry tips, and cut end off carrot; press in place. Serve with crackers. "

Happy Hollidays you guys !!!!

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