I am such a dip person. I would happily substitute most meals for a great dip with chips or crackers on the side. It makes me think of lazy football Sundays of yore (I don't even remember what those are anymore), with a chill in the air and a day full of food and drink. Though those days are practically non-existent for us (or most parents, I would imagine), dip is always a good idea, no matter the occasion.
November has been such a crazy busy month and in some ways, I think I will feel relief once Thanksgiving has come and gone. I hate (HATE) to rush life, waiting to 'get through' weeks or weekends, crossing events off the list and minds racing to what else needs to get done. I don't like this. I don't want to live life that way. But sometimes life gets so crazy, insanely busy that I long for some quiet time. While I don't expect that to happen until 2015 rolls around, I have to tell you that even if you don't have time in life, you have time for this dip.
Admittedly, I left this recipe until the last minute, which means that I squeezed it in this weekend between family events while staying at my parent's house. We ended up crowding around their kitchen island and really digging into this dip. I found the dip on Bobbi's Kozy Kitchen, my Secret Recipe Club assignment for November. I really love this blog and there were so many recipes that I would have loved to make if I had just a little more free time this month. Also, the photos are beautiful! Bobbi is truly an inspiration. I suggest you spend some time looking around at her incredible recipes like pumpkin cream cheese muffins and this summer berry galette. Yum.
But, I'm glad I chose this dip because it was just simple and good. I could see perfecting it even more over time and adding it to my dip repetoire (I'm really known for good dips 'round these parts). I even think it might be delicious made with cream cheese and served warm. A crazy notion? Possibly. But you can bet I'm going to give it a try!
*Adapted from Bobbi's Kozy Kitchen
2 C sour cream
1 packet ranch dip mix
3 oz tomato paste
6 strips bacon, cooked and diced, divided
4 green onions, tops finely sliced, divided
In a mixing bowl, combine sour cream and dip mix. Add tomato paste and stir to combine.
Stir in 2/3 of the bacon and 2/3 of the green onion. Place into a serving bowl.
Garnish with remaining bacon and green onion. Chill and serve with your dippers of choice!
I hope you enjoy this recipe! Have a great Monday, I hope it's off to a wonderful (and delicious!) start!
Are you a dip eater? What are your favorites?