What started as a food blog has morphed into more or less a personal journal. My marriage, my parenting, my life journey is as likely to appear now as my kitchen work... but there's more than one way to feed a family.
Thursday, February 10, 2011
Layered Tex-Mex Dip
For the past several years we've gone to the home of our friends' Brian and Jen to watch the super bowl. This year, I waited and waited for an invitation. I even hinted when we talked: "Are you thinking about the super bowl?"
"Nope," she chirped. "You?"
"I see your 'nope' and raise you a 'not even a little'."
And so we circled one another for the next few weeks until I lost the game of Hostess Chicken and said, "Fine. You can come over and watch the game and so can Sherlin and Janelle, but I'm NOT having a party!"
Come Game Day, we relaxed, kind of watched the game, tried to remember to watch the commercials, and ate lots of junky, game day food, including - my favorite - Layered Tex Mex dip.
The recipe: 1 1/2 c. refried beans, seasoned as you like 1 c. guacamole 3/4 c. sour cream 3/4 c. mayonaise 3 T taco seasoning shredded cheese sliced olives diced onions diced tomatoes
In a serving dish (I usually use a 9x13 pan for casual gatherings) spread the refried beans over the bottom of the dish. The next layer is the guacamole, spread evenly.
In a seperate bowl, combine the sour cream, mayo and taco seasoning, then spread across the guacamole for the third layer of the dip. Cover with shredded cheese and top with the final ingredients, as thickly as you like. Serve with tortilla chips.