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What's Cooking?! Dead Lady's Dip

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Sunday, February 6, 2011

What's Cooking?! Dead Lady's Dip

I should have posted this Friday...but it was just one of those days where the baby didn't nap, and in the end I was so tired that us grown-ups got take-out for dinner once the kids were asleep.  I didn't have it in me to post anything else beyond the recipe that I did manage to upload.  Then I'd hoped to post yesterday (Saturday) but we had such torrential downpours overnight that it flooded our septic tank and as a result our house smelled like raw sewage yesterday. As I'm sure you can imagine, it was awful and we did all that we could to avoid being here for too much time.  So, if you're checking here just one last time before you head to a Super Bowl party tonight...then you're in luck.  If you're reading this Monday morning before I have time to do a proper Monday post, then tuck this one away for the next time you need a quick, easy, yummy take-along for a party!

The story for this dip I think goes something like this.

There was this old lady who always made this most amazing hot cheese dip to take to parties.  She was NOT like me at all in that she was what I'd like to call a "Recipe hoarder."  (You know the people...the recipe secret keepers.  What is up with that?!  I don't want to steal your sunshine, and I promise I won't make your most famous dish if you're going to be there too...but for the love, realize that if I ask you for a recipe, then it's because I'm paying you the highest compliment that I know how...I want to copy you!!!  Anyways...enough about my feelings on Recipe Hoarders.  I am not one and therefore will always give you all recipes.  I'll even let you make them for something if I'm going to be there!)

Any-whooo, this lady was a Recipe Hoarder of the most severe kind.  She was going to take her recipe with her to the grave.  And I don't know if she had a moment of weakness on her deathbed, or if it was some fanciful combination of narcotics that made her do it, but she shared the recipe with one friend, and then she died.  My grandmother was friends with the "one friend" who of course shared the recipe with anyone who ever asked, and THAT friends is how I can now share the recipe with you.  We call it "Dead Lady's Dip" in my family because the broad had to croak before anyone could have it!

So without further ado...I give you Dead Lady's Dip!

1 bar monterey jack peppered cheese (jalapeno jack)
1 bar sharp cheddar cheese
2 eggs slightly beaten
1 can rotele tomatoes(or about 1 c. salsa)

Grate all the cheese.  Grease a shallow casserole dish and put in grated cheese.  Pour eggs over cheese, and then can of rotele (or salsa) over top of that.  Bake at 350 for 20 minutes or until bubbly.  Stir it up to serve.  Serve with a heavy tortilla style chip (I really like Tostitos Bite Sized Gold for this because they're sturdy enough to scoop out the cheese without breaking!)

Enjoy!!  (Sorry I don't have a picture here...I'm not actually making this one tonight b/c another friend is making her famous hot cheese dip for the party I'm going to.  She shares recipes too!  Thank heavens!)

PS. I'm hoping to convince The Hubs to take pictures at the Super Bowl party he's going to tonight because it's an All-Man party.  I'm going to the All-Wives of the All-Man party in a separate location, and i can't wait to just see the difference in food spread.  The men have been left to their own devices...Lawd help them!

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At February 8, 2011 at 4:39 PM , Blogger AA said...

This sounds delicious, Logan! Will have to try it -- I love cheese dip!! And the Man Party spread cracked me up -- a decorated cookie. Priceless!

At February 8, 2011 at 5:08 PM , Blogger Logan said...

It's my favorite...but one it starts to cool, like any cheese dip, it loses a bit of it's fresh-out-of-the-oven-awesomeness!


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