Tuesday, September 27, 2011


Recipes from the baby shower I promised!
Yummy Cheese Ball

2 - 8 oz. cream cheese
1 cup thinly sliced ham
3-4 green onions, chopped
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
several black olives, cut in fourths

Mix together all ingredients. Roll into 2 cheese balls. 
Wrap in plasic wrap and chill overnight or several hours.
(Most times, we can't wait and start right in!)
Serve with Wheat Thins Crackers.
 Chicken Salad 
This is so yummy! I double it for a party.
 4 cooked, chunked, chicken breast 
 1/2 can chow mein noodles
3/4 cup sour cream
1/4 cup mayo
1/4 tsp. curry powder (I use a little more)
1 cup chopped celery
1/2 cup chopped red onion
1 can sliced waterchestnuts - drained
  1 package slivered almonds
handful of diced red grapes - optional
juice of 1 lemon

Mix all together, except chow mein noodles. Chill. Add noodles just before serving.
 Party Punch
1 gallon Hawaiian Punch - Polar Blast (it's blue)
1 - 2 litter 7-Up!



The Toll House Cookie said...

The cheeseball looks great! Simple recipe!! And that chicken salad.....oh I think I'm buying all the ingredients tonight on my way home from work!!!

Cindy said...

Wow this recipe is similiar to mone I use to make for large groups at our church and I had lost the recipe. Yeah...this one I will try.

The cheese ball is yummy looking also...I do love to use these for Sunday afternoon snacking...lol

Thanks for sharing. Hugs Cindy from Rick-Rack and Gingham

Kait said...

You just made a pregnant woman's day!! :)

My co-workers died with laughter when I screamed out "Yum this cheese ball looks amazing"

Thanks for your sweet comment!!

The Sewing Loft said...

Thanks for the recipes! I will try the chicken salad soon.

By the way, I am still using the homemade laundry detergent and will be making my next batch with Zote. I found it at Big Lots for something like .75 a bar. :)

Janice Basley said...

Hi Maryjane,
Thank you so much for posting the Shower recipes!! I love to serve Chicken Salad and I'm always looking for ways to spice it up a little. The Cheese ball looks yummy too!! And I love the duckies:) Love your blog!!

Allen Park, MI

Janice Basley said...

Dear Maryjane,

Thank you so much for sharing the recipes from the Shower. I love to serve Chicken Salad and I'm always looking for ways to spice it up:) The cheeseball looks yummy too and I love the duckies. LOVE your blog!!

Elizabeth and Gary said...

Hi Maryjane,
This is just the cutest shower I have seen in a long time! What a special day to remember. Everything was so well thought out.
Thank you for sharing the recipes. I am going to make your family cheese ball..I can't wait.
Have a sweet day, Elizabeth

June said...

The chicken salad sounds so yum Maryjane. I will try this for the weekend. I have kids coming home to watch conference.
I loved the decor for the baby shower...so cute!

A Vintage Chic said...

Delicious food...beautiful house, charming decorations & a wonderful hostess! All the perfect elements for a fabulous baby shower! Thanks for including your recipes, too, Maryjane!

Hope you're having a wonderful day, my friend!


Cozy Little House said...

Oh, those sandwiches are calling my name! I had a tv dinner for lunch. Much rather come eat with you!

NanaDiana said...

I am so copying that Chicken Salad recipe! It looks wonderful and I would never have thought to add chow mein noodles to it- Thanks! xo Diana

Kris said...

Yummy! How funny, I just posted Cheeseball too!!!!

Debbie said...

Maryjane, thank you thank you thank you... the cheese ball and the chicken salad sounds delicious and I have to say so easy even I could do it! The punch is easy and of course the ducks are just the finishing touch. Thank you for sharing!!

Celestial Charms said...

What a colorful cheese ball! The chicken salad looks so inviting, yummy!

Kathy said...

Your combinations of colors are recipes are perfect. ...I might have to copy...

Julie Harward said...

Thanks for sharing these..I am amazed that the punch came out that color with the HP in it! Love it! ;D

Lisa said...

They all sound delish! Can't wait to make the blue punch for my daughter and her friends. They will love it! Thanks for the recipes.:)

Anne Fannie said...

Maryjane, I have collected so many of your great recipes through the years! Thanks for always be willing to share!!

Hugs, Ann

Busy As Can Be said...

Wow! The food looks wonderful and thanks for the recipes. I bet everyone had a great time.

Eileen said...

It all looks and sounds delicious. :)

The Scrappy Cottage said...

Now I am hungry. 5:20 in the morning, I wonder if I would wake up the hubby if I ran to the kitchen to whip up some chicken salad. I could tell him I was sleep cooking. LOL. Have a blessed one.~~~Cherrie~~~

Debbie said...

Yummmmm. Thank you so much Maryjane for sharing your recipes. I can already see the chicken salad recpie on my "defintely to do" list. And the cheese balls too!! Thank you so much!!!

Betsy said...

That's the prettiest cheeseball I've ever seen! I love how it looks with the crackers and the knives you used. And my daughter is always on the lookout for a yummy chicken salad recipe. This one is so unique--I can't wait to try it.

Coastal Cottage Dreams said...

The chicken salad sounds wonderful! I am a new follower. Guess what, I had some wonderful buttermilk pie in Charleston, SC last week too! I still like the recipe that you shared on your blog better!!! Feel free to visit my blog when you get a chance.

Stacey said...

Just Pinned the cheese ball. I read it out to my husband and he gave a thumbs up for the ham. :)

Junkchiccottage said...

Yum Yum! I love the chicken salad with the chow mein noodles for crunch. I am going to make this one for sue.
Chow Mein Noodles are my faves. Happy New Year.

Jann Olson said...

Sounds yummy Maryjane! I have a recipe we like, but it's fun to try something new and I have some left over ham so this would be perfect! Pinning. Happy New Year!