Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Chile Cheese Dip

I hope everyone had a great Christmas!  Our holiday was wonderful and we enjoyed spending the day together with lots of family time...it doesn't get any better than that. Now as 2014 is drawing to an end, it's time to think about New Year's Eve. Ever since our children were little, we usually spent the evening with a few friends either at their house or ours, with a true kid friendly celebration. This year we are having the celebration at our home so I've been thinking about the finger foods I want to have readily available.Since there will be teenagers here I know we'll need lots of munchies. My son's girlfriend recently shared a very simple dip recipe that her family has made for years. This recipe was given to her family by one of her sister's friends and has been a hit at her house ever since. It couldn't be easier to prepare and  it appeals to many. What could be better to add to a list of snacks for the New year's Eve gathering than a quick, simple tasty dip recipe that appeals to kids, teenagers and adults? So here you are...

Chile Cheese Dip

1 8 oz package of cream cheese
1 can of chile (we used Hormel Chile with no beans)
1 1/2 cups of grated cheddar cheese (more or less to taste)

Spread the cream cheese into the bottom of a pie dish and then spread the entire can of chile over that. Top with the shredded cheddar cheese. Place in the microwave for  about 2 minutes or until the cheddar is melted and the chile is warmed. Allow it to cool slightly before serving with multi grain chips.

I know....this is so easy that it really doesn't qualify as a recipe. But if you are having a house full of teenagers or hungry guests over for New Year's Eve, it can be the perfect addition to your snack table because it doesn't take a lot of time or effort, and will allow you to spend more time socializing. I have another fun and tasty dip recipe that I am going to share with you tomorrow. 

Have a wonderful day!

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