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Thursday, January 8, 2009

Kid-Style Cheese Dip and A New Buckeye Plate


On Monday night before the Ohio State verses Texas bowl game, the kids were bugging me for snacks. We had already had dinner, but the big game was starting and what's a big football game without the snacks? So, I rummaged through the pantry and came out with a bag of pretzels and a box of macaroni and cheese. You're probably thinking that's a pretty weird combo, and it's definitely not Fiesta-ish, but if you add a carton of sour cream to that combo you have a pretty yummy, kid-style pretzel dip.

When I was young, my mom made this chip dip, which we only ever ate with pretzels, that consisted of sour cream and grated American cheese. Maybe my mom created it because we didn't have a lot of money and it was what she had on-hand. I have no idea. But, it's really good stuff and my kids like it as much as I did when I was growing up. Hey,
I still like it, and Doug does, too.

Just in case you're a Buckeye fan, I'm showing you my brand spankin' new Buckeye plate, too. My mom gave it to me for Christmas and I just had to get it out for the game. Even if the Bucks didn't win, we still love 'em.

Kid-Style Cheese Dip and Pretzels

1 box Kraft Macaroni and Cheese
(remove cheese envelope and reserve pasta for another use)
1 1/2 cups sour cream (light is o.k.)
bag thin pretzels

In a medium bowl, add envelope of cheese to sour cream.
Whisk until smooth (it may look grainy, but that's o.k.)
Refrigerate for an hour or more.
Whisk again before serving to break up any little bits of cheese.
Serve with pretzels.


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