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Friday, July 23, 2010

Food Friday: Mexican Dip!

Tonight Dane and Kelsey are having a few kids over for their traditional Game Night while my 20-year-old nephew is here.  I was reminiscing about last year's event, when they'd invited a bigger group. That was the day that I discovered a wonderful new recipe!  I had been looking for something easy to add to the "goodies" they were serving, since it turned out that everybody could come!  You know how that is:  you invite a whole bunch of people, thinking that not everyone will be able to come, and then, lo and behold, everyone's free that night!!  Well, I found this super easy recipe, and it turned out to be absolutely delicious!!  So, here it is:

Mexican Dip (from Kraft Kitchens)
Yield: 24 (2Tbsp each) servings
Ingredients: You can also use regular instead of low fat ingredients, and I'm sure we did!
1 (8 oz) pkg of 1/3-less-fat cream cheese, softened
1 Tbsp taco seasoning (we make our own--click on the link to go to my recipe for Mexican Lasagna and the recipe for our taco seasoning!)
1 cup thick'n chunky salsa (we use Tostitos original salsa--medium)
1 cup canned black beans, drained and rinsed
1/2 cup green onions, chopped
1 cup 2% reduced-fat cheddar cheese, shredded and divided
1 cup lettuce, shredded
2 Tbsp black olives, pitted and sliced

1.  Beat cream cheese with electric mixer on medium speed until creamy. (I used my hand mixer.) Add taco seasoning; beat until well blended.  Spoon into medium serving bowl.

2.  Add salsa, beans, onions and 1/2 cup of the cheese; stir until well blended.  Top with remaining 1/2 cup cheese, lettuce and olives.  Cover.

3.  Refrigerate several hours or until chilled.  Serve with cut-up fresh vegetables. (We served it with tortilla chips, and it was wonderful!)

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Blogger Jami Balmet said...

Oooh sounds yummy!! :) I love fun new recipes like that!

And just got your's late though and we have a big day tomorrow so I will be writing back is staying with us right now so I'm a little busy and want to be able to have time to write back a good email. Thank you for caring and following God's conviction in your heart and for being an "older women" to me. Truly, thank you. I know it is a hard thing to step out and counsel when you have no idea the reaction you may get. I am not ignoring you..haha just need a few minutes to write back a good response. :) I hope you have a great weekend!

Thanks Wendy!

July 24, 2010 at 12:34 AM  
Blogger Denise said...

Sounds really delicious.

July 24, 2010 at 2:39 AM  
Blogger Marsha said...

That sounds yummy! I think I have all the ingredients on hand, too.

July 24, 2010 at 8:52 AM  
Blogger Wendy said...

Thanks, Jami, Denise, and Marsha! Marsha, I love it when I have all the ingredients without having to go to the store. Let me know if you try the recipe and if you serve it with veggies! I'd love to know how that tastes!

July 26, 2010 at 9:34 PM  

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