Turkey Time

Woo Hoo~ to five days off from work and time to spend with family!  I love Thanksgiving! It is such a relaxing holiday- other than the travel part but once you get to your destination it is worth it! Last year I made these 2 appetizers and thought I would share. The vegetable turkey I had seen on Pinterest, and it was super easy and turned out really cute! It was a great snack that was low calorie to have during the day while waiting on Thanksgiving dinner.  For the turkey’s face, Just cut the end of a green pepper and then with cream cheese, attach two olives for eyes and some yellow and red pepper for the beak.

Gobble Gobble

A friend had given me a pumpkin cheesecake ball mix and once I made it I just turned it into a turkey with apple slices for the feathers, chocolate chips for the eyes and a little red bell pepper for the beak. You could do this with any type of cheese ball recipe. I made a great one last weekend with pineapple and cream cheese. It would work perfect for this and is great served with apple slices or Ritz crackers. The recipe is below.

Pumpkin Cheesecake Ball


Pineapple Cheese Ball 

2 (8 ounce) packages of cream cheese

1 (8 1/2 ounce) can crushed pineapple, drained

1/4 cup green pepper, finely chopped

2 tablespoons onion, finely chopped

1 teaspoon seasoned salt

1/2 teaspoon garlic salt

3/4 cup chopped pecans

Paprika (optional)

Parsley (optional)

Pimentos (optional)

Combine cream cheese, pineapple, green pepper, onion, salt and garlic salt. Mix well and chill.

Form into ball and roll in pecans. Serve with butter crackers, sliced apples or sliced pears.

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family! 

Gobble ’till you wobble!

Sara Beth


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