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Saturday, October 22, 2011

Straight to your hip dip!



My sweet friend Erin gave me an awesome cookbook for my birthday (see picture) and I opened it up last night and Captain immediately was interested in the appetizer section. I told him I would make whatever he wanted...just pick something. Of course he picked something with cheese and bacon...what else is new!/???? Normally I would never EVER make something that has 11 ingredients but since he is so dang cute and I had almost all of the ingredients already, I made it. He is in heaven and has been snacking on it all day. Reminds me of the Christmas Story movie with the turkey.
Princess and Little Man eat this with a spoon (not that I let them...no no not me)

Bacon and Cheese Dip
2 packages (8 ounce each) cream cheese. I used 1.5 packages of light.
4 cups of shredded cheddar. (I only used about 3 cups and threw in some slices of mozzarella I had in the fridge)
1 cup evaporated skim milk
2 TB mustard (the yellow in the bottle in your fridge kind)
1 TB chopped onion (I used about 4)
2 ts Worcestershire sauce
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp hot sauce
1 pound bacon cooked and crumbled (I used 1/2 bag pre made bacon pieces...found in salad dressing aisle)
assorted veggies (I used Broccoli)
french bread

Heat everything but the broccoli, bacon and bread in the crock on low for 1-1.5 hours...stir every 20 minutes or so. Stir in bacon. Cook for aprox 20 more minutes. Serve with bread, veggies or crackers. Yummy. Great leftover for baked potato or pasta.

from "Crock-Pot Best-Loved Slow Cooker Recipes"

On the docket for this week:
pumpkin spice latte in the crock
Loaded potato chowder
Thai peanut chicken