Bacon Pineapple Cheese Ball
1 1/2 packages cream cheese, softened
1/2 can (regular size) crushed pineapple, WELL DRAINED
3 T. powdered sugar
1/2 c. cooked, crumbled bacon (not imitation bacon bits...the REAL stuff!)
1 c. chopped walnuts
Combine cream cheese, pineapple, powdered sugar and bacon. Stir with an electric mixer until well combined. Set aside. Place a LARGE piece of saran wrap (any plastic wrap will do) on the counter. "Plop" (I know, such a "correct" cooking term) the cream cheese mixture in the middle of saran wrap. Bring the sides up around the mixture to form a ball. Wrap gently, keeping the "ball" form and place in a bowl (yes, with saran wrap STILL on it). Refrigerate for 1 hour or until ball is relatively firm...it won't be hard,
but it will be firm-ish. Remove from refrigerator, remove plastic wrap (gently as to NOT disturb your "ball" form). Place chopped nuts on a plate or in a pie tin. Roll ball in chopped walnuts...pat them on if needed, to keep the ball shape. serve with crackers...my favorite were the wheat thins and the club crackers...but any of your favorites will do.