Thursday, May 1, 2008

♫ Get This Party Started ♫

Do you pop out at parties? Are you unpoopular?

Well, today, I am going to show you how to make the ultimate cheese dip....Once you take this dip to your next church potluck or family will be the most poopular person at the party. (Just kidding!)

So join me in my kitchen, and I'll show you how to make the magic happen in yours.

Here's all you will need to help you pop out at parties.

The first step in making this cheesy goodness is to cut the cheese. (Just ignore me; I live with three boys. Sorry.)

You only need one pound of cheese for this recipe.

Now cut the cheese (again, just ignore me) into cubes. Like so.

Now get out a small saucepan and a can opener. (See how rustic we are; that's right, you can't plug that can opener in. It's a manual know, so I can cook while the power is out!)

Now dump pour the rotel into your saucepan.

The next thing you will need to do is to add one-fourth teaspoon of black pepper. Like this.

Now throw in one teaspoon of garlic powder. Trust me; it will be goooooood!

The last spice you will add is ground cumin. Just toss in one teaspoon of that as well. (This is the secret ingredient; but don't tell anybody.)

Grab a spoon, and stir it all together. Like so.

Place your saucepan on the stove and bring the rotel and spices to a boil. Let them boil for about two minutes. Then remove from heat. (Thanks!)

Now you are ready to dump the cheese that you just cut (sorry) into the blender. Like so.

Then dump pour the rotel and spices right over the cheese. (Be careful though; it's hot!)

It should look something like this.

Now for the most important step of this entire recipe.....Make sure the lid to your blender is on good and tight!

Put your blender on the High speed and blend.
(Note to self: Next time remember to clean the blender before showing it to tens of people on the internet.)

When it is all blended together and looks something like this picture, it is ready!

Now it is time to dump pour it all into your serving bowl. Like this. Mmmmmmmmm!

If you stick your finger in it accidentally get some on your finger, feel free to lick it off......I won't tell anybody!

Now for the "official" taste test. Grab a chip and dip it.


If you still have some left after the taste test is finished.......quickly leave the house and head to the party.....(Trust me on this; if you don't leave quickly, the cheese dip could possibly disappear before you are able to get out of the house. This has often never happened to me, of course, but I've heard stories.)

When you arrive at the "party" carrying a bowl of this cheese dip and a bag of chips.......

All eyes will be on you, and you will start to hear Pink's voice singing in your ears.

Then you'll dance with your cheese dip and chips all the way across the room.

That's right!

Like this........

I'm coming up so you better get this party started
I'm coming up so you better get this party started

(get this party started)

Making my connection as I enter the room
everybody is chillin'
as I set up the groove
Pumpin up the volume
with this brand new beat
everybody's dancin'
and they're dancin' for me
I'm the operator
you can call anytime
I'll be your connection to
the party line

I'm coming up so you better get this party started
I'm coming up so you better get this party started
I'm coming up so you better get this party started
I'm coming up so you better get this party started

Okay, well maybe I'm exaggerating a lot a little bit, but trust me, if you take this cheese dip to the next social gathering that you are invited'll get invited back!

I'm just saying is all.


elaine @ peace for the journey said...

You wrote this with me in mind! I need pictures and step my step instructions when I come to the kitchen. Can't wait to try...


valerie said...

Yummy!!! I love cheese dip and who knew there were other secret ingredients I could add.
I've always just made the old boring pound of velveeta & one can of rotel. I can't wait to get my next party started.
By the way, that song is going to be on my mind all day now!
Thanks for sharing & I will look forward to trying this out.
Are you going to be able to go the the Siesta Fiesta in San Antonio in Aug.? I was reading Amanda's post yesterday and think it sounds like so much fun. My daughter, Kristen and I will be there.
Have a great day, Amy!
BTW, I've done really well this week so far with my oatmeal, treadmill and food portions! Praise be to God!
Love ya,
Val said...

Oh Amy, Amy, Amy! you are HILARIOUS!!!

I cut the cheese all the time when I'm cooking. Especially when preparing Tex-Mex!

This is a very smart recipe, by the way. I've never thought to add cumin to the cheese mix.

And simmering a salsa is a great, quick way to bring the flavors together.

And you're absolutely BRILLIANT to put it all in the blender! No standing over the stove s l o w l y m e l t i n g the cheese, only to turn away for one minute and come back with it burnt to the bottom of the pan. urgh,
I've never done that, but I have this happens to her ALL THE TIME.

valerie said...

P.S. I love pictures as well! I'm a VERY visual person/learner. said...

One other thing---
I WISH....WISH! the folks at my church potluck would have Pink blaring through the speakers when I walked in the door.

That would be hilarious!

tiggerdaisy said...

hahahahahaha! I LOVE cheese dip! :) Never thought about putting it in the blender...will definitely have to try that. :)

My Goodness said...

I LOVE any kind of rotel/velveeta dip! I just need to step outside the box and add those spices.

Looks delish! I LOVE chips and dip!

Michele said...

Looks YUMMY!!!

Hey and what do you mean you stole my flag counter! Whats the big idea, Missy! :) I'm joking, steal anything you want from me!
Glad you are enjoying the free samples. We love free around here! :)

MrsJoeB said...

Okay-now I am hungry!! You are so creative with the pictures and all! Thanks for sharing friend!!

In His Graces~Pamela

Wanda said...

Oh, Amy, I miss you and your dip! I remember when I first tasted it at the Moschittas' house, when we first became friends. Now I can make my own dip at home and weep while I eat it and think of you! You are such the bloggin' momma with the step-by-step pictures, too. I am so glad you've found your creative niche in this hobby/outlet.

Jamie said...

Looks good...I'll have to try it!

Kysha said...

LOL! Amy, you are such a nut, girl! But you sure are making me hungry. I hope we can hang out one day. You are a hoot!

The Boyds Family said...

Hey! What are you doing with my can opener??? You have such fancy things in your kitchen and I love to cut cheese (tee-hee-hee).

Can't wait to try this one out....I may not even wait for a party. ha!

Thanks for sharing!