Sing it now..."Oh Buffalo Gal won't you come out tonight... and make me a cheeseball moon"...Can you tell one of my favorite old movies is Its a Wonderful Life? This really has nothing to do with the film, just the flavor of Buffalo Chicken. I make a wonderful Buffalo Chicken Dip for the holidays. This is a cousin. Not quite as rich in calories, and much more proportion friendly. The other day, I was in the mood for a cheese ball. Using the ingredients from that recipe, I threw this together. Not wanting to eat the entire thing, and knowing my hubby's disdain for hot sauce, I thought I would see if this would freeze. So I popped the creamy goo into my handy dandy brownie pop pan. I really need to have my kitchen gadgets be multi-purpose. I can happily say that my cheeseball freezes great, comes out of the brownie pop pan shaped like a little cheeseball bullet, and tastes wonderful with some chicken chunks and pepper slices.
Buffalo Gal Cheeseballs
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On prep days, I often make up five pounds of chicken breasts on my Foreman Grill. These chunks of breast meat are marvelous served with this cheeseball. If they are already grilled, all you have to do is heat them up in the microwave. The pepper slices are nice too. If you like a bit more heat, you can always slice up some fresh jalapeno peppers. This was a nice, light dinner for me, but it would be an awesome appetizer too. Tonight was a clean out the fridge night for my guys because the grocery did not have the roast I wanted to buy for my Triple Play meal. I will postpone that for later this week. Until then the fridge had leftovers for them, and the freezer always contains good things.