Easy Cheesy “Oh Crud, Was that Today?! Balls

Are you frazzled from holiday preparations and stress?  Forgotten anything important yet?  Didn’t know what to do about it? Here’s one answer from Julie Bull, the sister of the wife of my older sister’s son.  (Figure that one out.) Since we had our Christmas potluck at work yesterday, it made me laugh out loud.  Thanks Julie.

k frazzled and uncertain


So, I forgot the Southern Living Christmas potluck today and forgot to bring the Easy Mushroom Puffs complete with recipe from page 58 of the cookbook.  I made up my own SL recipe and thought you guys might want to try it.

Easy Cheesy “Oh Crud, Was that Today?!” Balls

2 fancy schmancy Kroger cheese balls
Crackers – 2 kinds
Emergency plate

Come in to the office with your hair on fire and find out that the Southern Living Christmas potluck is like…. uhh.…today.  Scream, “Oh Crud, Was that Today!!” and head to the Kroger deli.  Grab 2 pre-made cheese balls and some crackers.  Get two kinds because you’re a classy person.  Grab a festive plate and make it look like you tried.  It’s all in the presentation, ya know.

Prep:   2 mins.  30 with drive time.

Cook:   You’re kidding, right???

Other:   Allow 5 minutes for additional ranting.

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Jannelle December 28, 2010 at 1:15 am

There is no shame in store bought cheese balls, When I look around some parties, their is nothing homemade. Sometimes not even out of the plastic container it was sold in from the store. Better to do this than stress yourself in to a frenzy, People are just people and some usually do and others usually don’t. You are a doer. Keep up the good work. You inspire me. I mean just look to the column on the right. Hope you had a Merry Christmas and your New Year looks bright.


Karen December 23, 2010 at 4:15 pm

P.S. Love the new header!


Karen December 23, 2010 at 4:13 pm

That’s hilarious, Paula! 😉 Have a very merry Christmas and all the best wishes for a happy and healthy New Year!


Paula December 23, 2010 at 7:59 am

Der, Thanks re: new logo. It was designed by Jules of Everyday Design (see bottom of this page for link). I could never draw/design something like that myself.


Der December 22, 2010 at 10:15 pm

This picture of Kent cracks me up!
I keep forgetting to tell you that I love the new Salad in a Jar logo…. Did you design it yourself?


Paula December 22, 2010 at 8:43 am

Your grandson is beautiful! I’m sure Julie’s Easy Cheesy “Oh Crud, Was that Today?!” Balls went over very well. I’m impressed that she purchased a new plate and didn’t use a disposable one:)


Debbie December 22, 2010 at 7:56 am

Unfortunately, the frazzled part is me but I have not resorted to dropping in at the store for last minute foods, so far this year! I just stay up late, make them and hope they turn out okay! But it is nice to know that there are stores always available- some with things better than I could ever make.


Betty @ scrambled hen fruit December 21, 2010 at 1:09 pm

I think that’s a great solution! I refuse to stress about the holidays- I got my grandson’s present in the mail early. 🙂 I hope you have a wonderful relaxing holiday!


Susie December 21, 2010 at 12:08 pm

a darling little boy, indeed!


ldh December 21, 2010 at 10:18 am

Oh, No! Not Paula, my completely ‘classy’, together, fabulous entertainer, cook and baker blogging friend. That is way too much like me. I am sure you were quite gracious during the 5 minutes of ranting 😉


Paula December 21, 2010 at 12:16 pm

Lorraine. You are right. It wasn’t me–as noted in the beginning. A friend wrote that who is not nearly as OC as me. I often wish I could be more laid back about such things.


Karen December 21, 2010 at 8:24 am

My kind of recipe! What a darling little boy:)

Merry Christmas, Paula!

P.S. My daughter is riding one of the horses in the photo on my blog. She takes riding lessons and they had a caroling party. The hay wagon was in front of all the horses.


Paula December 21, 2010 at 12:17 pm

You probably guessed the little boy is my grandson.


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