Sunday, November 30, 2008

Show and Tell - Nov. 30, 2008

For Mel's Show and Tell I am sharing the recipe for my most favorite food in the whole world. Although my family just calls it "the Log," I am going to call it the "Labor Log" for today's purposes - hoping that by consuming it, I will go into labor:) We only make it at Thanksgiving and Xmas. It is a cheese log coated in pecans. It showcases the trashiest of trashy foods - including a canned meat. Yummy! Don't try to dress it up with fancier ingredients. It is awesome the way it is.

Holiday Labor Log (makes 2 logs)

1 package of Philly cream cheese
1 cup of shredded cheddar cheese
1/2 cup of chopped black olives
1 4.25 ounce of canned Deviled Ham
Chopped pecans enough to coat (probably about 2 cups)

Let the cream cheese come to room temperature. Toss it in the mixer with all the other ingredients except the pecans. Mix it up till all ingredients are blended well. Cut the mixture in half and use your hands to roll into a log shape. Lay it down in the chopped pecans and roll. Roll it up in plastic rap and toss it in the fridge to chill for a few hours. Serve with crackers.


Cassandra said...

Hope the Labor Log does the trick! Maybe the baby will be enticed to come out so that he can try it for himself. Shhhhh... don't tell him it will be months before he can eat solid foods, and even longer before he can eat a log made of cheese, olives, ham, and pecans!

Dora said...

Hope it works for you.

Sounds kind of Spam-like. I think I'll pass. :-)

Kristin said...

Don't know how it tastes but it looks great!

Hope it does the trick for you.

Meg said...

My dad used to be the National Sales manager for Underwood so we had thousands of cans of that Deviled Ham in our basement. So many memories with this post.....

Hope you are hanging in there alright.

Susanna said...

I keep checking your blog excitedly every morning to see if you're in labor, and today I laughed when instead I found a cheese log. I have to say, that looks like a mighty tasty log. Looks like D. will be a December boy after all! xxoo s