Monday, September 17, 2012

Bacon Cheese Dip

We had lunch with some friends of our the other day.

I love going to their house because. . .

  •  my friend is a great cook
  • she has pretty serving pieces from Southern Living Home
  • she's got 3 darling boys that make me laugh
  • she shares her recipes with me . . .even if they aren't her recipes
OH!  I forgot another reason!

She ALWAYS has an appetizer.

As in always, never-fails, can count on her, without a doubt

she'll have an appetizer.

On the corner of her kitchen island,

where we always gather and eat

and talk

and watch her finish up last minute cooking . . .

while we eat the appetizer!

This was the last appetizer we ate at her house.

It's good!

I made it the other day and my cherubs said, "This doesn't taste like Lady J's!"

"Oh?"  I said.  "It's her recipe!"

And they ate it!

But it didn't really taste like hers!  And here's why!

I didn't measure the mayo . . .I didn't want to mess with the measuring cup!

I didn't measure the cheese . . . I was in a hurry!  It looked like a cup when I grated it!

I only had 1 1/2 slices of cooked bacon.

And I wasn't cooking more and I didn't have any bacon pieces from Oscar Mayer.

The other people at my house thought it was delicious  . . . and they didn't have anything to compare it too!

Whip yourself up some of this dip for your next football party, Sunday night social, or pity party!

You'll be glad you did!

Bacon Cheese Dip
Parenthetical notes are those of my friend
8 oz. cream cheese, softened
1 cup grated Swiss cheese (I found this already grated in a package)
1/2 cup mayo
3 tablespoons dried chives (I do a little less)
4-5 dashes garli
c salt
4-5 dashes Tabasco (I did a bit more)

Top with:
6-8 crushed Ritz crackers
8 strips crumbled bacon (I used the real bacon recipe pieces by Oscar Mayer by the croutons/salad dressing. It is easier than frying bacon.

Bake at 350 for 30 minutes. If it starts getting brown on top I put foil lightly over it.

Serve with Wheat Thins or Fritos Scoops.

**I heated mine in the crock pot then turned it to warm to serve.  It worked out nicely!  (This is not a parenthetical note from my friend; it's a pathetic note from me!)

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