Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Because You Asked...

OK, I hope these recipes are not a huge let down as they are by no means earth shattering. But both are super easy and tasty. I've tweaked them over the years so they are like 0.5 the original recipe and 0.5 PPC. If you try them and like them, let me know!



CORN DIP

Ingredients:
*1 can corn
*2 small cans Mexican corn
*1 cup mayo
*1 cup sour cream
*1 jalapeno, seeded and chopped (or leave the seeds if you dig things super hot)
*5 scallions chopped up (white and green parts)
*1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
*salt and pepper to taste

Recipe:
Mix all of the above together. Refrigerate at least a few hours but best if left over night. Serve with corn chips.

This does not sound fab, I know. But trust, it was a staple of every JLW meeting. I use fat free mayo and sour cream (but full fat cheese because I don't believe in fat free cheese. It scares me.) so it's actually rather low fat. It makes a TON and is so so yummy if you let the flavors meld together overnight in the fridge.



CRAB SPINACH ARTICHOKE DIP

Ingredients:
*1 can artichoke hearts, chopped chunky
*5 scallions, chopped (white and green parts)
*1/2 of a large bag of frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
*1 small package of fake crab, chopped chunky
*1 cup sour cream
*1 cup mayo
*1/4 block cream cheese (optional- I only add this if I happen to have it in the fridge already. which is not very often to be honest. But it does make it tasty.)
*shredded cheese (I again use whatever is in my fridge/freezer. Usually a mix of mozzarella and Parmesan. A handful will do.)
*salt and pepper to taste (be careful- cheese has a lot of salt already)

Recipe:
Pre-heat oven to @350. Mix above together. If you added the cream cheese, do your best to mix that well. But sometimes it is just easier to mix it after it's been in the oven for 10 minutes so the cream cheese mixes easier. Place in baking dish. If you don't need to do the mid-bake-mix, sprinkle a little bit of Parmesan cheese on top before you pop in the oven. Really you just need to bake it long enough to make it all melt together. Nothing really needs to be cooked- just heated through.

Serve warm with tortilla chips or crackers or pita chips. I also love this cold and piled into a pita bread with mixed greens as a summer low-maintenance lunch or dinner.

Like I said, nothing earth shattering here kids. And all are easy to mix in new ingredients or omit others (like if you don't love crab, feel free to leave it out. But it makes it so tasty and the fake stuff is so inexpensive and is fat free too!). Both make a large quantity so they are great for pot-lucks or just for your own family summer fun. Enjoy!!

5 comments:

Buford Betty said...

Oh the corn one sounds delish. Well they both do, but I'm thinking I might make the corn one for group tomorrow along with my guac. It's mexican night, see, and that sounds like a must. Geez my to-do list is growing. Come over and help me please...thanks!

shoeaddict said...

Thanks! I love dip and hubby does too.

Leigh Ann said...

I need to try the corn dip. It sounds delish and perfet for summer!

LA

Pink in a sea of blue said...

Thanks! Will have to try them...

Preppy Pizzaz said...

Yummy thanks!

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