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Saturday, January 7, 2012

Dip night

I am not the traditional mom that says we always need to have a meat and potato meal. In summer we like banana splits for dinner on occasion and chicken for dessert. ;). We also LOVE dip night.

Tonight was dip night and here are the dips I came up with.....

Cream cheese avocado tomato dip
Beef salsa
Buffalo chicken dip
Spinach dip
Garlic hummus

Berry balsamic vinegarette for salad

I bought a new food processor today since the old one died last week and had a blast making stuff.

Cream cheese avocado dip

1 pack cream cheese (Philadelphia)
1 avocado
1/2cup sundriedTomatoes

Put into food processor and blend until smooth

Beef Salsa

1 lb ground beef
1 small jar of salsa (hot medium or mild)
1 can cream of mushroom soup

brown the ground beef
add salsa
add soup

Mix simmer

Serve warm (I have a mini crock that I keep it warm in so people can just take what they want and it is still warm for the next person)


Buffalo Chicken Dip

2 cans of chicken breast meat (near the tuna in the grocery store)
1/4-1/2 cup franks hot sauce (depends on how heated you like it)
2 celery ribs
1/8 onion
1 cup bleu cheese

Mix all ingredients except chicken in food processor until you have small chunks
Move into serving bowl
Fold chicken into mixture.

Can serve hot or cold just heat in microwave

Spinach dip

1 lb fresh spinach
2tbsp sour cream
2tbsp mayo
2 tbsp Chobani PLAIN yogurt
2 tbsp Thyme

put all in food processor and blend until smooth

Garlic Hummus

1 can garbanzo beans
2 caps of lemon juice or 1 whole lemon juiced
2 tbsp fresh garlic or garlic powder
1- 1 1/2 cups olive oil

Put all ingredients in the food processor and stream in olive oil until the hummus is a smooth consistency

Berry Balsamic Vinegarette

5 strawberries
2-3 tbsp garlic
2-3 tbsp italian seasoning
1-1 1/2 cups olive oil
1/4-1/2 cup balsamic vinegar

Put strawberries and seasonings in food processor
stream in oil
stream in balsamic

Taste and adjust seasoning to taste




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