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Cookin' With Leo

By Leocthasme

Some More Of Them French Things
(But They Ain’t Tex-Mex)

Well, I bet you all had a great time with them Hors D’oeuvres sorta’ made Tex-Mex like I told you how to fix. But, this time I’m gonna’ tell you all how them French do them Canapés or appetizers and other such things as they might be called. Seems a couple of Frenchmen got on me about subvertin’ such French delicacies into what they considered wild west junk food. Well we went around a bit on what I told them was not any junk food at all, because I never make such stuff. Anyway how would I ever learn to make junk food since I ain’t ever worked at places what makes it since the pay is way below my scale? So we soon quit sparrin’ when I agreed to listen to them tell me one of their recipes for real French Hors D’oeuvres, and beside they bribed me with a bottle of French Wine which is a bit more expensive than the good stuff we used to brew in the basement (I really won’t give my assessment of the difference at this time, but stay tuned, an’ one of these days I’ll tell you all about that good home brewed grape squeezin’s.) Meanwhile, back to my French Fungi’s --sorry I think that is spelled Fun Guys-- they assured me that everybody likes this stuff and it even has a little bit of French ingredients in it, they said.

So, we are going to make a’ appetizer called a

French Party Cheese Ball

So let’s get started.

Here is what you need:

    ½ cup chopped walnuts
    A shake or two of salt, if ya’ll reckon ya’ need some on them nuts.
    About 5 oz of good (French) Roquefort cheese, Blue Cheese to us rednecks what ain’t got no couth.
    An 8 oz package of cream cheese
    ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
    ¼ cup little green stuffed olives with pimentos, chopped up

An’ here is what we gotta’ do to do it.

Heat the oven to 350º and spread the nuts in a shallow pan to toast them.
Stir them occasionally till they are a nice golden brown, about 8 minutes or so.
You can sprinkle the salt over them if you must.
Blend all the rest of the ingredients together and chill until firm.
Now shape into a ball and roll in the toasted nuts.

And there you have it, them Frenchies’ll be proud a’ ya’all.

Take Care Now, Ya’heah!

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