Preparation time: 15 minutes
Difficulty: Easy - for beginners
1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup mayonnaise
2 (8-ounce) tins flaked ham
2 Tablespoons chopped parsley
1 teaspoon minced onion
1/4 teaspoon dry mustard
1/4 teaspoon Tabasco
1/2 - 1 cup chopped nuts (for rolling in)
Beat cheese and mayo until smooth.
Stir in next 5 ingredients.
Cover and chill several hours.
Form into two balls - will be quite sticky, but as you roll it in the nuts, to cover, you can shape it.
Wrap in Saran.
Chill in refrigerator several hours (about 2 hours, or even overnight) before serving.
I like having several of these in the freezer during Christmas and
New Year holidays, since they are no work on the day that you need to pull one out.