You don’t have to cook fancy or complicated masterpieces – just good food from fresh ingredients.
Julia Child (1912 – 2007)
Getting ready for a block party in my brother’s neighborhood. I had to bring two of my favorite dishes.
The first is:
Buffalo Chicken Dip
2 boneless chicken breasts shredded (I just used Purdue Short Cuts and shredded in my food processor)
2 8oz cream cheese
1 cup of ranch or blue cheese dressing
2 cups of Frank’s Hot Sauce
1-2 cups of cheddar cheese
Microwave the cream cheese, salad dressing and hot sauce for 2 minutes, Stir, Microwave another two minutes. Stir.
Dump it all into a crock pot, mix with chicken and cheddar cheese. Heat it up.
Serve with Fritos scoops or a hearty chip and Celery sticks.
The second is:
Hot Kimchi Pickle – 4 servings
1 large cucumber thinly sliced
½ teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon vinegar
1 teaspoon sugar
1 teaspoon sesame oil
2 cloves garlic, smashed
½ teaspoon hot pepper flakes
¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
In a bowl, toss the cucumber slices with the salt. Let stand for 15 minutes; drain.
Add the vinegar, sugar, sesame oil, garlic, hot pepper flakes and cayenne.
Toss to combine.
Looking forward to a fun day of good food, good music and good folks!