Friday, September 4, 2009

The Blog Carnival

I have a confession to make.

I spend too much time on my computer. In fact, I'm a wee bit of a blogaholic. Yes, I have admitted it. And isn't recognizing that you have a problem the first step?

I read a lot of blogs, y'all. I'm going to need a 12 step program when it's all said and done.

Read a lot, but never before have I participated in a "blog carnival", per se. I have just never felt adequate motivation to link up a post filled with my most "Oh, no she didn't" mom moments, or my best tips on how to get spaghetti sauce stains out of clothes. Because we all know that I have plenty of very worthy events to blog about, such as Jedi flips and parent-teacher conferences gone awry.

But now.

Now I have found a blog carnival that is right up my alley. Behold, BooMama's DipTacular.

A favorite dip recipe? Ask and it shall be granted.

The cast of players: 1 brick of cream cheese (this is not a "low fat" dip), 1 jar of store-bought salsa, 1 blender.

Don't be overwhelmed. I know this sounds complicated so far, so I will break it down into easy steps.

Step 1: Put cream cheese and 1/2-1 jar of salsa into blender.

Step 2: Turn blender on until dip is blended.

Step 3: Turn blender off. It is very important to do this step.

Step 4: Dip chip into blender and eat. Add more salsa if you want it "salsa-ier"

Step 5: Serve pink dip with chips*, crackers, pretzels, and tacos. Do not lick it out of the bowl in front of company. When complimented on said dip, explain that it is an old family recipe passed down from several generations, and you couldn't possibly share it with anyone. Make sure cream cheese wrapper and salsa jar are in trash can.


* This recipe can be made heart-healthy by substituting baked chips for regular chips. Whatever makes you feel better about eating a brick of cream cheese for an appetizer.


kimberly t. bowling said...

Oh I love this dip...except we also mix in a cup or so of shredded cheddar into ours! I'm laughing out loud at that "whatever makes you feel better after eating a brick of cream cheese"!!! :)

Anonymous said...

I make this dip all the time, but instead of putting it in the blender, I warm it in the microwave for a warm dip! Yummy!!

Francie S. said...

I love this one. It's also good with Pace Picante sauce (and you can do the lower fat cream cheese if you want to pretend it's better for you). I've tried it both ways and it's still delicious! Yummy!

Heather said...

This looks so good!! You have a beautiful family!!

The Driskells said...

Great dip! Even better blog! Love it.

Shelley said...

Important to turn off the blender - love it! Thanks for sharing your recipe. It looks so yummy!