Pine cone Cheese Ball
Mix together in mixer:
16 oz. softened cream cheese
8 oz. grated sharp cheddar cheese
1-1 oz. pkg. dry Ranch dressing mix
1 pkg. real bacon pieces
When mixed well, shape into large pine cone, chill. Place on dish and position whole almonds over surface slightly overlapped, starting at the small end. Garnish with rosemary sprigs to resemble pine branches.
Here is the recipe for the punch Gail had. I'm always looking for a good punch recipe. This one was tops! There are some ingredients that must be frozen ahead of time, so plan ahead before jumping into this recipe.
Luscious Slush Punch
2 1/2 cups white sugar
6 cups water
2 (3 ounce) packages strawberry flavored gelatin mix
1 (46 fluid ounce) can pineapple juice
2/3 cup lemon juice
1 quart orange juice
2 (2 liter) bottles lemon-lime flavored carbonated beverage
In a large saucepan, combine sugar, water, and strawberry flavored gelatin. Boil for 3 minutes. Stir in pineapple juice, lemon juice, and orange juice. Divide mixture in half, and freeze in 2 separate containers. Gail used ziplock freezer bags.
When ready to serve, place the frozen contents of one container in a punch bowl, and stir in 1 bottle of lemon-lime soda until slushy.