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Sunday, July 21, 2013

Dill Pickle Dip

There are 5 of us friends that grew up together and have known each other since early elementary school. We've done it all together.  And today, even at the ages of 31 and 32 respectively, we still make a point to get together often.  Luckily we all live within a couple of hours of each other and its relatively easy.

The initial email usually starts out like this.

"Hey girls!  It's been a few months and we need to get together, whose up for it?  How about sometime in July?  Jenelle's house?  Jess' house?  Mine?  Just bring food and hang out?"

Then the big question comes.

"Kids or no kids?"

The reason I'm telling you this is that today everyone came to my house and about 1 hour in, we all looked at each other and quickly decided that NEXT time it will just be us.  No kids.

We all love our kids {between the five of us we have 9....and more are on the way} so please don't take this the wrong way, but it's like running a preschool when we all get together.  We don't get the chance to really catch up since we are too busy tending to the cherubs.

Besides the kid issues we had a great time.  And this included food.  We each have our own dishes and each person brings them each and every time.  A few things change from time to time but some things are certain.

Buffalo chicken dip, dill pickle dip, a dessert {today was peanut butter mocha brownies} and a fun drink. We pretty much have these same things every time.

So I'm sharing one of those staples today!

It's easy, simple and tasty.

Dill Pickle Dip

{Print this Recipe!}
2 8oz. blocks of softened cream cheese
2 c. finely chopped dill pickles
1/2 lb. chopped corned beef
pickle juice

Combine the first three ingredients in a bowl.  Pour in enough pickle juice to help thin out the dip a bit.  Chill for at least 1 hour.  Serve with crackers.

This is a great summer dip and everyone loves it {as long as you like pickles}....you need to try it!

Would you like to comment?

  1. I think this is an Iowa staple! We have this at all of our get togethers, camping trips, etc. It's a good spin off of typical pickle roll ups!

  2. Steph@Been There Baked ThatJuly 21, 2013 at 11:29 AM

    Sounds like a lot of fun, I wish some of my friends and I did this more often! I love this dip, I like the bigger chunks of everything. When I make it I usually add sour cream and make it a more smooth texture, I'll have to try your way sometime.

  3. Jolene (www.everydayfoodie.ca)July 22, 2013 at 12:08 AM

    Dill. Pickle. Dip.!!!???? OH MY!! YES!!!

  4. I agree, while its fun to have the kids around, its hard to really connect over all those cherubs! :D Love the idea of this dip!!!