Party could be swapped in for parsley here, FOR SURE.
So, this summer, when I was on my blog break, my sister got married! To Ben. Ben hadn’t been around for suuuuper long, but he wears black plastic glasses and has a short beard and bald head like my husband, so we went with it. It’s rather uncanny.
But really! My sister and Ben had been together for about a year and are both teachers, so I think they had a moment where they looked at each other, shrugged, and planned a wedding and a house sale and a move in 6 weeks. Quick and dirty was exactly what my sister wanted (I’m the same, the extended engagements aren’t our thing), so they got married and now we have a new brother in law and a new niece, who happens to be a killer baker.
Ben’s a great cook and experiments with new recipes a lot, which I appreciate at family events especially because I tend to make the same things for every holiday and feel annoyed at myself for not changing it up. A version of this cheeseball was present at Thanksgiving and I IMMEDIATELY knew that it needed to make an appearance on this blog for your Christmas spread. It’s a super easy recipe, but the contrast of the rich cheese and tons of parsley is just insanely delicious to me. See also: raw onion really finely diced that adds huge flavor to the ball after it sits in the fridge for a few hours. Not oniony, just flavorful. Promise.