Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Use it up: Dip edition
We always help with cleanup (and setup) at the annual neighborhood party. And we usually end up with lots of leftovers.
This year, among the goodies, I was handed a couple of containers of sour cream-based dip -- ranch and french onion.
So what to do with this stuff besides as a dip for chips or carrot and celery sticks? I've been working on some ideas:
Salad dressing: My favorite. I thin them out with a bit of water (or milk) and add a bit of pepper for seasoning. Makes a nice topping for lettuce.
Chili topper: This was born of self-defense ... said chili was tasty, but way hotter than expected. A blob of ranch dip brought the heat down nicely.
Sandwich spread: I haven't tried this yet, but I'm thinking either could replace mayo on a turkey sandwich or a wrap.
Potato topper: You put sour cream on a baked potato, right? Why not one of the dips?
If anyone else has any ideas, I'd love to hear them. I still have dip left.