Are you ready for some football.... Food?
I am so sorry for this picture. I just couldn't resist. I do have to be careful sometimes when it comes to Jerry since his grand kids go to school with Race, but he does loves him some stadium!
Now, on to the good stuff. I am going to share my favorite dip. This dip has put 10 pounds on my hips, so I want to share the love with all of you! Fluff like misery loves company. About a year ago I had this heavenly concoction at a Mexican Restaurant, and I have been trying to replicate it since. When it comes to my favorite restaurant meals, it is not enough for me to be able to go out to eat them. I have to know how to make the meal myself. I have to own the recipe. I have to tweak it and make it divinely mine. This is my obsession! This yummyness they called CC dip was covered by a melted white cheese. Okay, simple enough, off to the Central Market Mexico cheese shelf I went. After trying each and every white cheese created, even the processed white American cheese, nothing worked. They would not melt to the right consistency, they were stringy or gummy, and all turned to rubber as they cooled even with cream added. I spent a Fortune. I almost gave up. One day while on the chip isle of Walmart Market I noticed a very plain looking jar of White Queso, medium heat Dip. Their "Great Value" store brand label. This $2 jar was something I would never buy, but something compelled me. You have to know what I'm going to tell you. This was it. This was the illicit cheese. Oh happy day!!!! So here you go....
In individual bowls put 1 scoop guacamole (recipe follows), poor the white queso cheese dip that has been heated in the microwave over the guac. Just enough to your taste. Don't swamp it. Then top with freshly made pico de gallo. Serve with chips or on home-made buttered flour tortillas!!!! For this dip, I do not put the jalapenos, cilantro or lime in the guac. The pico has these in it, so there is no since to.
Guacamole: 3 avocados mashed
3 jalapenos seeds and membranes removed (I leave some seeds, we like it hot) finely chopped
2 or 3 crushed garlic cloves (or to taste. We like lots of garlic)
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp black pepper
Cilantro chopped amount to your taste
a squeeze of fresh lime juice
Pico de Gallo: Finely chop and stir the following together.
Roma tomatoes, Jalapenos (membranes and seeds removed, keeping some seeds for desired heat), small white onion and cilantro. Amounts to your need.
Happy Football Season, from my kitchen and couch to yours!!
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