Vent: Please tell me that I am not the only person in the world that finds Kathie Lee Gifford annoying. She may be the sweetest person on earth, but she totally drives me nuts. I did not like her on Regis and Kathie Lee, I am so glad that Kelly Ripa is on there, she adds some young spunk to the show.
So I was flipping the channels on the TV around the other morning, and I was like what the heck? Did I time travel back 15 years? I looked down at my belly roll, and thought nope! I see Kathie Lee’s face on my TV, and she is still acting as weird as she used to, doing that one eye closed facial expression, which has she ever looked at herself in the mirror when she does that? Cause she should and she should immediately NEVER DO IT AGAIN! She always is wanting to be the center of attention just like the old days. I was thinking she was just standing in for someone on vacation, but nope this is a new show, and then the lady that is with her Hoda Kotb, I feel so sorry for her that she was stuck with Kathie Lee for a co-host, and why does Kathie Lee have to have her name first? What is up with that? I think Hoda should have been named first, cause I think she is the more reputable of the two and someone that has been on TV more recently. – ok that’s the end of my commentary of nonsense for the day….
Rave: So you bought a bag of chips or if you are health conscious a bag of vegetables, and you go to the cupboard to make some ranch dip and OMG! none, nada, zip… well never fear, this tastes better than ranch anyway.
It is so delicious, I bet you could just package up the dry ingredients, and give them as a gift and the person just has to add 1 cup sour cream and 1 cup Best Foods or Hellman’s (they are the same thing..did you know that?) Mayonnaise. It depends where you live. Like Edy’s and I think it is Dryers are the same ice cream just named different on the east and west coasts or maybe the north and the south coasts, do they have coasts?
The best thing…you don’t need to heat up the stove or use even one pot holder!!!
So here is the recipe:
My Mum’s Vegetable Dip
1 cup sour cream
1 cup Hellman’s or Best Food’s Mayonnaise
1 tsp parsley flakes
1 tsp dry minced onion
1 tsp accent
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp dill weed or dill seed
1/2 tsp garlic salt
2 drops Tabasco – optional
3/4 tsp celery salt
Mix all ingredients in a bowl. This also tastes good as a dressing on a lettuce salad.
Prepare about 2 hours before use, or better yet, the day before.
Let me know how you like it. We use it for dipping wings, chips, crackers, veggies anything.
My girlfriend Sharon (how’s the new purse sister?-ha!) she told me the easiest thing. Buy frozen fully cooked buffalo wings, you know the ones in the bag, we like the Tequila Lime ones from Costco, and put the bag on the kitchen counter, and let them thaw. OK, I got an email from Phyllis Strickland saying it is not a good idea to defrost them on the counter, I guess since they stay cold I never thought it was bad. So I guess maybe defrost them in the fridge, and check out her comments as she has some great links to food thawing and stuff like that. Then heat up your outside grill, and grill them up. They will have a charbroiled taste to them and it cooks off some of the fat, cause basically you are heating them up and charring them. They are delicious and so easy, plus Jeff is doing the cooking….OUTSIDE!!!! We use this dip for them too.
Have a great Sunday, and thanks for stopping in!