Friday, January 24, 2014

Foodie Friday: Dip and swirl this super dip!

Big gameGround Hog Day is coming fast -- and with it the BIG GAME. (Notice that you're not supposed to say the S***r Bowl anymore without paying the NFL a BIG fee. They, who are deemed NON-PROFIT despite the gazillion bucks they make off of anything even remotely related to football...but I digress.)

Anyway, it just so happens that sun-dried tomato dip is my character Jeff Resnick's favorite dip (as mentioned in Cheated By Death. Funny how it also happens to be one of MY favorite dips as well.  Hmm...sheer coincidence, eh?)

So, on the BIG DAY, Jeff, Richard, Brenda, and Maggie will no doubt be dipping their Wegmans rippled potato chips and assorted veggies into this wonderful dip.  You could make it, too!  (It's pretty easy.)

Tomato dipIngredients
1 8-oz pkg. cream cheese, softened
½ cup sour cream
½ cup mayonnaise
8 oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes, drained and chopped (about ½ cup)
1 tsp. kosher salt
¾ tsp. fresh ground black pepper
¼ - ½ tsp. bottled hot pepper sauce
2 green onions, sliced
Milk (optional)
Asparagus spears, carrots, celery, and other assorted fresh vegetables, crackers. or potato chips

Hot_DawgIn a food processor bowl or blender container, combine the cream cheese, sour cream, mayonnaise, dried tomatoes, salt, pepper, and hot pepper sauce. Cover and process or blend until almost smooth. Add the green onions.  Cover and process or blend until the onion is coarsely chopped.  Cover and refrigerate.

Remove the dip from the refrigerator 20 minutes before serving.  If desired, stir in a little milk to make it of dipping consistency, and garnish with green onion tops.  Serve with vegetables, crackers, or chips.

Makes 2 cups.

What will you be making on the day of THE BIG GAME?

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