When I was a kid,
for any special occasion
(whether it was a party, holiday, company coming over),
my mother would religiously serve up this cheese ball covered in sliced almonds.
Anyone else know of this piece of food?
A smokey ball of cheese with that slight crunch of almonds.
I could eat a box of Wheat Thins
and down an entire ball in one sitting.
I used to *love* it.
So as Thanksgiving rolls around,
I wanted to keep the family tradition rolling
but make it friendly to my new way of eating.
Who knew you could:
a). Find a vegan cheeze spread that
b). Can be formed into a turkey?
- 1 tub “We Can’t Say It’s Cheese” Hickory Cheddar
- sliced almonds, like, a lot
- 1 almond for the beak
- parsley for a wattle
- Beanfields chips (or chip of your choice) for the tail
- 2 olive slices for eyes
- Using wax paper, form the cheeze into a ball (you will need the wax paper). Reserve 1 small ball as the head.
- Place almond slices onto the body as seen below.
- Place chips in back for the tail.
- Place small ball of cheeze on the top. Put almond in for the beak.
5. Finish with olive eyes and parsley wattle.
I must admit,
I was definitely nervous about a vegan cheeze spread.
It is usually a touchy subject.
But my fellow blogging friend Nikki was the first person
to tell me of “We Can’t Call It Cheese” spread.
And if she says it’s good, then it is good!
And it is!
It is almost comparable to the real cheese ball of my youth.
(Never been able to say *that* sentence before until now!)
Serve up with a bag of the best chips on earth!
(I’m not even paid to advertise for these guys. I just love them so!)
Gooble Gooble this turkey right up!