Wednesday, November 9, 2011

It's Something, at least? -- Chili Party Dip

There really isn't much of an excuse as to why I haven't been blogging. Or, at least, not a very GOOD excuse. Mostly, my free time was taken away thanks to a play I was in (that has now been postponed), I haven't had an extra ton of cash for crazy ingredients, and the power outage. Also just life in general. And new friends :)
Guys, I was fighting BATMAN, gimme a break.
And nothing seems to be letting up anytime soon, but I have every intention of trying my damndest to make a comeback. In the meantime, bop over to my personal blog if you need any random life updates. I'll try to get back to being a good commenter too!

Again, holiday season is upon us, so hopefully that means more kitchen time for me. Hang in there please!

I didn't take pictures other than this one that looks pretty terrible, but trust me: this is one of the cheapest, easiest, tastiest party dips you can make. I imagine it'd be perfect for a football party or some other watching sport. I made it for a Halloween party, and it didn't take long for it to be devoured (note someone had already started before I took a picture).

This is just the base, I'm sure you could sneak a veggie or two or some jalapenos in if you wish. Go nuts, it's delicious as is!

Chili Dip
-1 can chili of your choice (I chose one with meat and beans)
-1 8oz package cream cheese
-So much shredded cheese

-Heat the chili. This can be done ANY WAY YOU'D LIKE! I've done it by baking, microwaving, and by stovetop. All ways are effective, but I found you get the best blend by stovetop.*

-Mix in the cream cheese and half of shredded cheese. Stir until well blended and heated through.

-Top with cheese. Put in oven until cheese is melted, or let the heat of the chili do it for you. Serve with tortilla chips.

*If baking: 400 degrees F for about 20 minutes. Remove from oven and stir together until cream cheese is well blended, then top with cheese and return to oven until cheese is melted.

2 comments:

  1. I'd love to try making this dip with homemade chili!

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  2. Oooh, that chili dip looks yummy! Love the minimal ingredients!

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