Dip it, Dip it Good!
From the family who brought you Pie-Day, and Fry-Day, and Fatter-Day, comes the best part of the meal - Dip !! All Dip, All The Time!
After a discussion one day about how dip was our favorite part of the meal, we decided to create a meal of nothing but dip. Excellent idea! Yesterday after the Farmer's Market, we packed up a meal of dips (it is extremely portable) and trekked off to Morgan and Kim's to have dinner with them.
Hummus (topped with feta cheese)
Jalapeno Popper Dip (new for us, a big winner)
Cannoli Dip (not pictured, another new win, another new fave)
Jalapeno Popper Dip
2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
1 cup mayonnaise
1 (4 ounce) can chopped green chilies, drained
4-6 diced jalapeno peppers Stir together cream cheese and mayonnaise in a large bowl until smooth. Stir in green chiles and jalapeno peppers. (There were other instructions in the original recipe involving putting it into the oven with parmesan cheese - blech - we liked it this way)
2 c ricotta cheese
1 - 8 oz package cream cheese
1 c confectioners' sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips
Beat ricotta cheese and cream cheese together in a bowl until smooth; add sugar and vanilla. Continue to stir mixture until sugar is completely incorporated. Fold chocolate chips through the cheese mixture.
Cover bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate until chilled, at least 10 minutes
Best served with cannoli shells or pizelles, but we used graham crackers (I mean, it was an emergency and we live in the South).