To commemorate my first month, I am doing a double post - An outfit of the day and a recipe! First, lets start with the recipe. Tomorrow is my company's holiday party. I am bringing in a new recipe that a friend just gave me - Buffalo Chicken Cheese Ball. With minimal ingredients and minimal time you can make this for one of your holiday parties too!
Buffalo Chicken Cheese Ball
2 blocks of cream cheese
1 large chicken breast (I used 1-1/2 because I only had small ones)
1/4 cup plus some extra squirts of Franks Red Hot
2 cups pepper jack cheese
Pictures Taken by Luckey
I softened the cream cheese in the microwave for about 1 minute. Then I combined the cream cheese, hot sauce, and half of the pepper jack cheese. It's not pictured, but after I combined it all, I felt it didn't pack enough heat for my taste, so I added in a few shakes of dried cayenne pepper.
At the same time I was also cooking up the chicken breasts. The picture shows three because I made a second cheese ball for Matt to take to his work holiday party too!
When the chicken is finished I shredded it and added it to the cream cheese mix.
Finally after everything is mixed well, I form the mixture into a ball and roll it over the other cup of the pepper jack cheese.
There you have it! Easy-peasy! And quite tasty too! I'm excited to see if everyone likes it as much as I do tomorrow at the party!
And now... The clothes...
Pictures by Matt M.
When: Wednesday, December 21, 2011
What: Dress - Sonsi.com; Cardigan - Lane Bryant; Boots - Trusol; Tights - Fashion Bug; Belt - Lane Bryant; Necklace - Target
Where: Work, and a marathon of stores to finish my Christmas shopping, and then home to make the cheese balls and catch my brother-in-law up on Showtime's "Shameless" so he can watch the new season with us in January.
Heh. I had Matt take a picture of me with some of my shopping bags. As you can see in these pictures I am surrounded by gifts that still need to be wrapped! Ugh, something else to do... Any-who... I wanted to look festive today. What is more festive than red and green I thought? This is actually the dress I wore to my own rehearsal dinner. If I wasn't wearing the cardigan, you could see it was sleeveless (we were married in July). I love this dress, it's so light and airy. Adding a cardigan and tights is a great way to winterize it!
Wore my calf boots again. Love these things. The necklace is also what I wore at my rehearsal dinner. It was an absolute awesome find as I love it and I always get compliments on it! I originally put on my black skinny belt this morning, but I started thinking that the animal print one might be more fun! I'm glad I switched!
Is anyone else as excited about the season premier of "Shameless" as I am?!?! Oh my! It became one of my favorite shows when it first came on early this year. It's about a family of misfits in Chicago. If you have Showtime, it's on demand right now so you have time to catch up! (Note - this is NOT a family friendly show. No kiddies around, okay?)
Others ways I have rocked my animal print belt: