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Jul 212015
 

Dipity Do Dah Dilly Dip

Dipity do dah dipity ya dip dip dip dip all day!

Dipity do dah dipity ya…dip dip dip dip all day!

Yadda, yadda, yadda, no recipes lately! Well you see, I was kinda on strike until Husband put my counter tops in to share with you as I was so proud of the work he did and how nice it is to have beautiful, working counter tops again”! ” With the old ones, I was to the point of just cutting veggies or anything else you could imagine, right on top of them without having a care in the world of what I did to them, see? But now I treat them with kit gloves like a child or aka my husband, ha ha! Now after that improvement, Husband is Hell Bent to redo the floors in the dining room and living room, God help me, here we go again! I have to wonder what he has in store for us after that project as he is running out of things to spruce up in our home and no I am not going to be on his to-do list, another ha ha!!!
After the 4th and all the cooking that occurred shortly thereafter, I had so many leftovers that I was obsessed with not throwing anything away and so, I have not been trying much on the new side. This recipe did however intrigue my taste-buds as we have an ample amount of fresh veggies coming into our stores and Kenny and I both love to indulge in dinners that have only veggies even though we are not vegans and so last night was just that! It all started when we had bought some Dill Dip at our local store and I said, how hard can this be? So with that, I found a couple of recipes and came up with this one for us……..

Dipity Do Dah Dilly Dip
 
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Ingredients
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • ½ cup mayo
  • 2-1/2 tbsp fresh chopped parsley
  • 3 tbsp chopped green onions, half tops and half bottoms
  • 1 generous tablespoon of dried dill weed
  • ½ teas fresh lemon juice
  • ¼ teas lemon zest
  • Salt and fresh ground pepper to taste
  • Fresh veggies
Instructions
  1. Combine all ingredients in a bowl, mix well and chill for a few hours to meld the taste.
  2. Serve with fresh veggies or if you're having burgers, it also goes super as a dip for potato chips!

 

My husband also loves this recipe as a substitute for mayo on his burger with sliced olives, tomatoes and onions,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, Oh my! Hope you enjoy as much as we do as it is a must for the summertime heat…………..Don’t forget to like us on Facebook  and Twitter and join our Saturday news letter..up there..at the top.. to keep up with the latest recipes.

Enjoy this oldie from The hit song from From Walt Disney’s “Song of the South” released in 1946 it was “Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah”

Sep 292014
 

Creamy Ham And Potato Soup

I hope everyone had a nice weekend!

Even with the warm weather still here, I have had a hankering for soup, what’s wrong with this picture? I guess I’m just trying to force Mother Nature into cooling us off a little! With October only two days away and the weatherman predicting a little cool down for this weekend, I am a happy camper. Maybe we’ll even get out of Dodge this Saturday and do a little flea marketing although I don’t know why, I sure as hell don’t need any more junk or Christmas decor!

Creamy and Tasty!

Creamy and Tasty!

On with this recipe…. This really hit the spot yesterday along with watching some football on the tube. I had never really thought about adding sour cream to my soup which made it so so tasty and creamy. I basically just used flour for my potato soups but I think those days are gone. I got the idea from an older Better Homes and Garden soup and stew cookbook that graces my vast collection of books (another thing I don’t need any of!).

Pass the crackers it's soup time!!!

Pass the crackers it’s soup time!!!    Not much left over either!!

Creamy Ham And Potato Soup
 
Ingredients
  • 6 slices of bacon
  • 4 medium red potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 1 medium sweet onion, chopped
  • 4 scallions with their tops, sliced
  • 1 large carrot, sliced
  • 1 large celery stalk, sliced
  • 1-1/2 cups cooked ham cubed
  • 4 cups of milk
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 2 tbsp flour
  • Chives for garnish
Instructions
  1. Cook bacon until crispy in a Dutch oven, drain on paper towels and set aside, reserving 3 tablespoons of the drippings.
  2. Add veggies to the drippings, stirring to coat.
  3. Cover and cook over low heat until veggies are tender, stirring occasionally.
  4. Stir in the milk and ham; season with sea salt and fresh ground pepper.
  5. Combine the flour with the sour cream, mixing well.
  6. Slowing add some of the hot milk into the sour cream and then add that mixture to the soup.
  7. Cook over low heat until soup just begins to bubble, but do not boil.
  8. Soup's on, garnish with fresh or dried chopped chives and grab some crackers!

 

Hope you enjoy this great soup during the cooler months of fall and winter!

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