Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Chuy's Jalapeno Dip

 adapted from Tasty Kitchen

16 ounces Light Sour Cream
 1 package (1 Oz.) Ranch Dip Mix
2 whole large jalapenos, roughly chopped
 2 cloves garlic, minced
 1/3 cup fresh cilantro
 1 whole lime, juiced
 2-4 Tbsp milk

Combine roughly chopped jalapenos, cilantro and garlic in the food processor. Pulse until finely chopped. Add lime juice, sour cream and ranch mix. Pulse until thoroughly combined. Add milk, a tablespoon at a time, until you reach the desired thickness. Pour into serving bowl and enjoy!

Monday, July 4, 2016

4th of July menu planner

Cookies by Sweet Station
There are so many fabulous foods for the 4th and depending on the size of your party, you just might be able to have them all. Here is what comes to mind when I think of America's Birthday:

grilled meat such as ribs, burgers, hot dogs, steak, etc...
potato salad
corn on the cob
chips and dip
apple pie
homemade ice cream

red, white, & blue popsicles
red, white, & blue trifle

This post is a work in progress...more to come....
Hosting a party? Here are some tips:
Plan on buying some decorations at the Dollar Tree:
plates, napkins, utensils, flags, glow bracelets & necklaces

Going somewhere to watch fireworks? Some things you may want to take along:
ice chest with drinks
snacks (red, white, & blue popcorn, bark)
games while waiting
CD of Patriotic music
glow necklaces/bracelets
temporary tattoos
bug repellant