Do you ever have to take an appetizer to a holiday party? Do you want it to look impressive, but not take a ton of work? No? I'm the only one... ha! You're not fooling me. Well, this cheese ball is awesome. My mom created its awesomeness, so I can say that without being conceited. She uses cashews as the nuts around it, but due to allergies we use almonds. Seriously, make it, but make it for a crowd its big and addicting.
1 package cream cheese
1 cup shredded cheese (I usually use medium cheddar, but pepper jack would be yummy)
1 can green chiles, diced
1/2 (14 oz) can olives, chopped
Mix the cream cheese, cheese, chiles, and olives. Form into a ball. I like to put it in plastic wrap to form its shape. Smash the almonds into the sides of the ball. Wrap it up tight in plastic wrap until you're ready to serve. Serve with crackers. So yummy!