This year, my husband and I are hosting Thanksgiving for the first time. It's making us feel like real, live grown-ups for once!
There must be something about panicking about cooking a turkey that makes a couple grow up quickly.
Last year, we spent Thanksgiving at my sister's. We over-ate. We got stomachaches. We ate again. We put extra butter on the mashed potatoes just because we could. We wolfed down pie. We loosened our belts and wondered why we didn't wear our fat pants.
And we started it off with a pumpkin cheeseball, because it's always good to eat while you're waiting to eat. We like to start our gluttony early.
So if you're hosting Thanksgiving this year like a real grown-up, and if you're looking for a little something to hold your guests over while you frantically text your mom to see if the pumpkin pie is done or if you burned the stuffing, shove this their direction.
I'll be doing the exact same thing.
16 ounces cream cheese, softened
2 cups cheddar cheese
3 tablespoons diced onion
1/2 cup salsa
1 tsp. cumin
2 cups Doritos, crumbled
Top of a green bell pepper
Beat together cream cheese, cheese, onion, salsa and cumin until creamy. Scoop the mixture into plastic wrap and shape into a ball. Refrigerate 2+ hours.
When ready to eat, roll ball in Doritos and place pepper stem on top. Serve with crackers or veggies.