So how goes the war on waste this week?
Slightly better than last week but by no means all that well. “All that Well” meaning I am not in the postion to debate whether or not coffee is a food like the Mrs. did last week. I vote for “Yes” coffee is both a food and a vital entity that will get you through all of life’s turmoil.
1) a lemon (yup-my frdge is the citrus graveyard)
2) a stray apple that had given up the will to live and let itself go mushy.
3) 1/2 a jar of olives from the back of the fridge-who knew that olives could even go bad?
We went to my sister-in-law’s birthday last weekend (I won’t say her age-girls don’t do that to each other) and I need a quick appetizer for a diverse crowd. There were foodies and non-foodies there so nothing too off-the-wall. It needed to feed a large amount of people so nothing that is going to break my wallet. AND I wanted to get a lot of things done around the house so nothing that is going to take me very long to make.
Tada! Aunt Marion’s Mexican Layer Dip-I dare you to find anyone that doesn’t like this dip. Once you have one scoop, you are lost. This is the appetizer that people constantly sit around at a party until they scrap it clean.
Simply take: 1 carton (500ml) of cottage cheese and 1 brick (250 grams) of cream cheese and mush together in a bowl. If you are really careful with your squishing you can make the whole thing in one dish and safe yourself a lot of tidy up. It’s even better if you can get your father-in-law to do the mooshing while you feed the baby breakfast.
Top with: 1 tsp. cumin, 1/2 tsp. chilli flakes, dash salt and 1 tsp. chilli powder. Aunt Marion always used 1/2 a package of taco seasoning but I never have it in the house and all that msg sort of freaks me out. If you want to use-go right ahead. I’m not going to be all judgey judge.
Top with: 1-1 1/2 cup of salsa
You’re almost to the end…then to finish things off just add shredded cheddar, chopped olives, chopped tomatoes, chopped cilantro…basically anything that you like on a taco.
Serve with copious amounts of taco chips and when you set it out move quickly or your fingers might get bitten.
Especially by a one year old whose mother dresses her funny.