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Saturday, May 10, 2014

Pretzel Beer Cheese Dip

Hi guys.

{Stay tuned for this dip recipe below.}

I'm still here.  This little stubborn baby is taking her sweet 'ole time.  I hope by my next post she is here!  I continue to have contractions every night, yet I swear the minute {exact second!} I lay my head down on the pillow to go to bed at night they STOP.

I mean, I'm glad she is letting me sleep, but honestly, lets get the show on the road.

I am officially done working.  As of now it doesn't seem much different, as the little man still has two weeks left of school and I'm wandering about getting stuff ready for the babe.  I imagine once she is here it will finally sink in that I'm not going back to work.  I've been keeping the kids busy with various activities {see below}, daily walks to the park, trips to the library, etc.

The weather has finally been cooperating and we've enjoyed tons of time outside.  We even had a pool day!

I treated myself to a pedicure this week.  I would love to get these once a month, but the frugal part of me doesn't let that happen.  Instead, sadly it happens maybe once a year.  I enjoyed the hour of silence, the chair massage and the fact that my toes now look normal and pretty for summer.

Ignore the kankles.

Yesterday the kids were up AT THE CRACK OF DAWN, so I just said the heck with it and we were out on the deck in the sunshine well before 8 a.m.

I made my first batch of cloud dough.  Simply take 8 cups of flour and whisk in 1 cup of baby oil until the clumps are gone.  It makes the most soft, formable substance you'll ever feel.  I gave the kids toys cars, cups and spoons and they spent a ton of time playing in it.  And it smells great!

By the end, they had it spread all over themselves but they had fun - great entertainment!  I was able to do a lot in the kitchen, watching through the window while they played.

Okay, now how about this awesome dip?

I made this last weekend when my girlfriends and I held a garage sale.  We've got to have snacks right?  It's super simple and has minimal ingredients, many of which you probably have on hand.  I served it with pretzels, but it is also great with crackers or sliced veggies.

And I'm thinking it would be wonderful slathered on a grilled cheese.  Yum.

Pretzel Beer Cheese Dip

Print this Recipe!

2 - 8 oz. packages cream cheese, softened
2 c. shredded cheddar cheese
1 package dry ranch seasoning
3/4 can of beer

1.  Combine all ingredients until smooth.
2.  Chill for at least 1 hour before serving.
3.  Serve with pretzels, crackers or veggies.

Would you like to comment?

  1. I've never heard of mixing flour with baby oil. Wish I would have known that when my kids were small, they would have loved it!

  2. Ally, try 1 tub of veggie cream cheese, 8 oz of shredded sharp cheddar and a teaspoon or so of Worcheshire sauce. Ignore the fact that I don't know how to spell that. :)

    Great on crackers. Also good warm. It's a staple at our family events.