Elderly Care in Cary NC

There are some foods that you just expect to see around the holidays, and one of them is a cheese ball. A staple on the appetizer table for Thanksgiving and Christmas feasts, it is also popular for cocktail parties or casual gatherings. Putting together your own cheese ball rather than purchasing one at the store not only lets you control the quality of the ingredients that go into it so that youElderly-Care-Cary-NC can ensure you are doing your best to pursue your elderly care nutritional goals for your seniors, but also presents the perfect opportunity for you to do an activity with your loved ones. Whether they make it with you or with their elderly health care services provider, making a cheese ball is a great way for your parents to stimulate their minds and work on their memory skills, while also getting the emotional boost from making a contribution to the meal. Serve these tasty treats with crackers or raw vegetables for a pop of protein and to help ward off the temptation to overindulge at dinner.


Classic Cheese Ball

What You Will Need

• 1 cup of finely chopped pecans

• 1 tablespoon of hot pepper sauce

• 1 tablespoon of Worcestershire sauce

• 1/4 teaspoon of pepper

• 2 teaspoons of dried parsley

• 1 teaspoon of dried oregano

• 1 and 1/2 teaspoons of garlic powder

• 4 cups of shredded sharp cheddar cheese

• 4 eight ounce packages of softened cream cheese

• A shallow dish

• A large bowl

• Saran wrap


What to Do

• Place the pecans in the shallow dish and set aside

• In the large bowl, mix down the cream cheese until it is smooth

• Add in the cheddar cheese

• Mix the two cheeses until they are just combined

• Lightly sprinkle the pepper, parsley, garlic and oregano over the cheese mixture

• Add the sauces to the cheese mixture

• Mix until all ingredients are well combined

• Using lightly greased hands, divide the cheese mixture into four pieces

• Roll each piece of cheese mixture into a round ball

• Coat each mixture in pecans by scooping them in one hand and pressing them onto the cheeseball in the other, turning as you do so, and allowing excess pecans to fall back into the dish

• Cover each cheeseball in saran wrap tightly

• Refrigerate until ready to serve


Christmas Cheeseball

What You Will Need

• 1 and a half 8 ounce packages of softened cream cheese

• 2 and a half ounces of thinly sliced smoked beef, chopped

• 1 cup of chopped walnuts

• Worcestershire sauce to taste

• 1 small Vidalia onion

• A mixing bowl

• Waxed paper

• Serving plate

• Sharp knife


What to Do

• Using the sharp knife, mince the onion, making sure to keep the pieces as even as possible

• In the bowl, add the cream cheese, beef, olives, Worcestershire sauce, and onions

• Mix until well blended

• Scrape the mixture into a somewhat round shape

• Cover and refrigerate the ball at least 2 hours until it is firm

• Place a large sheet of waxed paper on a flat, clean working surface

• Sprinkle the paper with walnuts

• Remove the cheese ball from the refrigerator

• Roll the cheese ball in the walnuts until it is completely covered

• Transfer the cheese ball to a serving plate or alternately wrap with the wax paper and refrigerate until needed


If you or an aging loved one are considering elderly care in Cary, NC or the surrounding areas, please contact the friendly staff at HomeChoice Home Care Services. Call today (919) 847-5622