January 10, 2011

New Year's Festivities and Recipe Revamp: Buffalo Chicken Dip

Ahhhh Monday...why do you  hate me?

In an effort to get back into the swing of things, here are some pictures from Tara's party, and a couple from New Year's Eve.

Oh, and the buffalo chicken dip recipe is at the end.

If you are on a diet, I would highly recommend NOT making this.

It is so, so, so good.

And so addicting.

And decidedly not healthy.


...but it was the holidays!

And everyone knows that calories don't count around the holidays.

Why can't it still be the holidays???

Anyway, back to the parties!

Eli and I (right before he gave me a big wet willy!)

Me and my Tara (with Eli trying to get in too)

Yummy, delicious, Buffalo Chicken Dip. Sorry it is so yellow (artificial light).

These are the best pictures I could get of this amazing dip, without risking my arm getting chewed off

The spread: deviled eggs, buffalo chicken dip, hummus, a delicious olive tapanade-type dip that Erin brought, and an assortment of cheese and crackers (not pictured)

I miss you Tara!

Tanya, Marisa and Erin. Not in any of the pictures: Douglas, Cal, Lyndi and Steve. Don't ask me why. 
We had such a lovely time and it was so good to see Tara and Eli. Thanks everyone! 

Now for New Year's Eve.

Wait til you see the food porn.

We had an amazing dinner, beginning with baby potatoes that were baked and topped with melted cheese, sour cream, and bacon crumbles.

For our main course, we had Venison Tenderloin. My brother marinaded it, then seared it on the grill, then wrapped it in bacon and onions and finished it on the grill. It was amazing.

 We also had Prosciutto-wrapped shrimp brushed with BBQ sauce, and my Citrus and Herb Shrimp

And we had my Blow Your Frickin Mind Risotto, and a salad (not pictured). Oh, and lots and lots of champagne.

Everything was perfect.

Champagne with berries

Cal and Lyndi

Steve and I

Champagne and Pineapple/Orange Juice
And now, what you have all been waiting for...

Recipe Revamp: Buffalo Chicken Dip! (click here to read the original recipe post at your own risk)

Buffalo Chicken Dip (serves 8 - 10 as an appetizer)
  • 1 pound of boneless skinless chicken breast. (You can also use 2 large cans of pre-cooked chicken)
  • 1 cup of ranch dressing 
  • 1 cup of Franks Original Red Hot (do not substitute this please)
  • 1 8 oz block of cream cheese, softened
  • 2 cups of sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
  • Fritos Scoops and celery sticks for dipping
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Boil chicken breasts until cooked all the way through. Remove chicken to a plate and let cool - then shred it with two forks, or cut it into small cubes.

In a big bowl, mix the chicken, ranch, Franks, and cream cheese together (or use a hand mixer and mix the ranch, Franks and cream cheese until smooth...then stir in the chicken).

Mix half of the cheddar cheese into the chicken mixture, put into an oven safe casserole dish (I have a round glass one I like).

Put the rest of the cheese on top.

Bake at 350 until the cheese is melted and bubbly.

Serve with celery sticks and Fritos.


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1 comment:

  1. Happy New Year. I miss you too. Send me the pictures :) xoxo