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Sunday, 21 September 2008

Nancy brought the dip!

What's a party without dip? Here's a recipe for Taco Dip which came from my sister. It's great with corn chips (honestly, it's great to eat on a spoon...) Needless to say, it never lasts long.

Nancy’s Taco Dip

1 8 oz. pkg cream cheese*
1 small tub of sour cream*
1/2 cup mayonnaise*
1 jar of salsa (medium)
1 lb. hamburger (browned and drained)*
1 envelope taco seasoning*
Green peppers
Grated cheese
*We use the “light” version of all of these, lean ground beef, low fat cheese and salt-reduced taco mix.
Mix first 3 ingredients and spread in a 9 x 13 cake pan (or 2 pie plates).
Brown the hamburger, making sure you drain off any fat, and add the taco seasoning. Spread on top of the first mixture in the pan. Spread salsa on top of this, then sprinkle with cheese and green peppers.

This travels well and has made many trips to school parties over the years, even to Acadia. I vary the decorations by season - for Hallowe’en I make it in a round dish, use Cheddar cheese and orange peppers cut out in shapes to make a Jack-o-lantern face. At Christmas time I use Mozzarella (to look like snow) and cut red and green peppers in holly and berry shapes. Here's a picture from last Christmas: And speaking of holly berries...the bushes in our backyard are so gorgeous - laden with bright red berries. I will post a picture soon.

Today we will continue to take the honey off and get the hives moved around in preparation for winter. Yesterday we worked away at that, encountering only one hive which refused to let us have their honey cache. We'll see what mood they are in today. These hives are located on a cranberry farm in Cumberland County, an idyllic setting. Yesterday when we were working there, I glanced over at the pond and was startled to have something blood red in the water catch my eye. Upon investigation it turned out to be a reflection of the barn. This was the first time I had gone bee-ing without my camera, so I rushed home to get it, hoping the light stayed long enough for me to return and get the shot. Isn't this a beauty? Oh to be a bee...

1 comment:

  1. Karen thanks so much for posting the recipe. It sounds like it would be just the thing for my next function. Also thanks for the Rice Bag tutorials, I usually just make plain old ones, so these two patterns will be special gifts for family.

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