On New Years Eve at the Dieter House we don't eat supper like usual we snack. This has been a tradition since I was a child and I have carried this over to my home as our tradition. We make a menu of little smokies, yummy cheese such as Gouda, veggies with dip, and of course a cheese ball. We decorate the house and make silly hats and watch the ball drop in New York. (After that we usually head to bed even though it is only 11!)
Our Family's Cheese Ball Recipe2 packages of Cream Cheese
1 can Deviled Ham
1/2 can chopped black olives
1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1/2 cup chopped pecans
Bring the cream cheese to room temperature. With a mixer, beat together the cream cheese, deviled ham, black olives, and cheddar cheese. Form into a ball and refrigerate for one hour. Roll the cheese ball in the chopped pecans. Serve with crackers.