Blue Cheese Fluff

On the menu for today, also from the 1959 Better Homes and Gardens cookbook: Blue Cheese Fluff. Picture of creepy elf/Pinocchio holding pretzels on his nose from book coming. Also-in comments-please share your ideas for using up a 10 lb wheel of Blue Cheese.

Soften 2 3 oz packages cream cheese. Add 1/2 cup crumbled blue cheese, 1/4 teaspoon garlic salt and a tablespoon milk. Blend. Mound in serving bowl. Sprinkle with parsley.

Cheese Ball

We are having an entirely entertaining week here. Ok, not entirely…the house is a mess, work is crazy, technology is failing. Other than that though, the entertainment factor of this week is high!

So what better to serve on the blog than a Cheese Ball recipe from a Junior League of Montclair cookbook titled “Entirely Entertaining” from 1968? We are nutty enough in this family without the pecans, so generally skip them. I am all about simplicity and go with the crock packing method as well. Ok, and my cheese balls/cheese logs always end up looking distorted/defective-anyone have any tips there?

Nice served with some good crackers. Our current favorite: Wheat Thins Fiber Selects 5 grain or 7 grain-whatever they are–not the veggie ones, though I hear the veggie ones are tasty too.

Cheese Ball

8 oz package cream cheese
1/4 lb Bleu cheese
1/4 lb sharp cheddar cheese, grated
1 small onion, minced
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1/2 cup pecans, chopped
1/2 cup chopped parsley

Mix all ingredients except the parsley. Roll into a ball and roll ball in parsley. Chill. (Note: This may also be packed in a crock without the parsley.)

Cheese Roll

As you can see by the quantities, this makes quite the cheese roll. However, it is easy to halve and such a yummy retro appetizer. Nini made this often as did my mother for all nature of parties. Serve with crackers, bread, spoon (ok, just kidding about the spoon, but I do like it a lot)

Cheese Roll

1 lb blue cheese
1 lb Roquefort
1/2 lb Philadelphia Cream Cheese
Tabasco
Worcestershire
Horseradish (lots)
Garlic
Onion juice
Mustard

Heat in double boiler over medium heat until cheese is melted and ingredients are blended. Let harden in ice box. Roll in paprika on waxed paper.

Cheesy Meatloaf

Nothing complicated or mysterious about this meat loaf-yes, use cheddar instead of processed cheese. Ok wait the “Slim Gourmet” part is interesting. Maybe not so very interesting considering the skim milk and trimmed beef…but the processed cheese might make up for that part. Only 198 calories per serving though…so definitely can fit into today’s diet.

Cheesy Meatloaf