I learned about Michaela's blog because she was my assignment for the Secret Recipe Club this month. She is a gal after my heart...she too is a believer that the family should eat dinner together and she made certain that the family gathered together for the evening meal and, as was often the case at our house, whomever was there or whomever stopped by was also welcome! There was always plenty of food. It is the best way to share the day...
I have to admit that as I paged through her blog, I had a really hard time trying to choose which recipe I was going to make. I really wanted to make her....."the best" Bloody Mary. Like me she loves her Bloody Mary spicy with a salad on top! I did get all of the ingredients and I will be making them... Then I was distracted by her Frozen Triple Berry Lemonade and the Slow Cooker Green Chile Chicken Enchilada Casserole. But...the Crack Dip kept calling to me.....much like an addiction I imagine, and I hadn't tasted it yet!
For the recipe to really step up and knock you over, it must sit overnight or all day before serving....Michaela suggests twelve hours. I, of course, couldn't wait....I had some right away and she is right...to really get the full impact of flavors, it needs to rest. Mr. T and I had it the next day....oh my goodness, I kept hoping it would have an alarm that said, "Please step away from the bowl." To help myself, I packaged some up and sent it away so others could enjoy the addiction. "smile"
adapted from An Affair from the Heart
Yield: About 5-6 cups
2 cans Mexicorn, drained
1 can green chiles, drained
1/2 cup Deli-sliced jalapeno peppers, chopped
Tops of 1 to 2 bunches of green onions, sliced (I only used one bunch of onions and included some of the light green onion, too.)
8-ounce package of Shredded Mexican Blend Cheese
1 cup real mayonnaise
1 cup real sour cream
Tortilla chips for serving
Mix together the mayonnaise and sour cream. Stir in the remaining ingredients and place in the refrigerator. Let the dip sit at least twelve hours before serving. Serve with tortilla chips.
Variation: Since the recipe makes quite a bit of dip...about 5-6 cups, we had a great deal left after our initial fix. So Mr. T. thought we should use up the last four slices of bacon and add that to the mix... He chopped up the bacon and cooked until crisp. After letting it cool, he stirred it in. Oh my...maybe it is now Crack on Steroids!
No, I do not know what it is about this dip that has one scooping up bite after bite. But I do know that I will take it to the next party. I will probably add a few crudities to go along with the tortilla chips...that can be my rationale for eating just one more bite...before the alarm goes off!