We still had snow on the ground for Thanksgiving. Not quite a White Christmas..but hey I'll take what I can get! Being a Southern girl, I still think the snow is pretty...except when I have to drive in it!
Thankfully the roads were fine for Thanksgiving day since we had dinner at our friends house. We had an untraditional Prime Rib dinner since Amy their daughter's birthday falls right near Thanksgiving and she hates turkey. We weren't complaining! It was great.
I brought a couple of desserts for our contribution plus I decided to try a new (to me) dip recipe that ended up being a hit. If you want to come home with a clean dish bring this one to your next holiday get together. Could have something to do with the bacon garnish.....
The World's Best Bacon and Cheese Dip
adapted from this recipe on Allrecipes.com, but there are a few like it on the internet.
5 sliced cooked bacon, crumbled - reserve one piece for topping
1 8 oz pkg softened cream cheese
1 cup mayonnaise
8 oz shredded cheese (I used Fontina)
2 green onions, chopped ( I didn't have, so sprinkled a little onion powder)
In a small bowl, mix the cream cheese with mayonnaise until smooth. Stir in cheese, onions, and 4 pieces of crumbled bacon. Place bowl in microwave, and cook 2 minutes. Remove, and stir well. Return to microwave, and cook 2 mins more. Sprinkle with remaining bacon pieces. Serve warm with crackers, but its great cold too!
The snow is all gone now, and the Christmas decorations are up! I'm so thankful for a nice long weekend :-)
I'm joining in for Mosaic Monday today. Go check out all of the other neat mosaics at Little Red House HERE.