most of my in-laws are coming up at some point over this coming holidaze weekend, and I find myself planning more than one feast meal.
No worries, on friends’ recommendation, I have ordered a Cajun turkey from Popeye’s, and have a spiral sliced honey ham in already in the fridge waiting for the Snoop Dogg treatment – it really makes the very best ham!
My husband will make his Heart Attack Potatoes, mom-in-law (Doris, of The Doris Project) is bringing her famous cranberry jello, Gary is bringing a cheesecake, and Rich has ordered a couple of pies from our local fishmonger/smokehouse/bakery; so, I just have to do a few fill-ins and munchies.
Like deviled eggs, except, I am gonna make ’em as this dip, which has been a pretty big hit whenever I’ve offered it to friends and family.
•1/2 cup mayonnaise
•2 oz chive cream cheese
•1 tbsp Zippy & Sweet Mustard
•1-1/2 tsp champagne vinegar
•1 tsp copped fresh chives
•1 tsp Cajun Power Spicy Garlic Pepper Sauce – or your fave hot sauce, to taste
•1/2 tsp dry mustard
•1/2 tsp Aleppo pepper
•1/4 tsp Seasoned Salt
•Chopped fresh chives
•Sliced green olives
Note: go ahead and buy that bag of peeled hard cooked eggs. There’s enough other stuff going on at this time of year.
Cut the eggs in half and put all of the yolks and three of the whites in a food processor fitted with the metal blade.
Add the mayonnaise, cream cheese, mustard, vinegar, chives, hot sauce, mustard, and seasonings to the processor and pulse until everything is nicely blended.
Chop the remaining egg whites and stir into the pureed yolk mixture.
Transfer to a container, cover tightly, and stash in the fridge for a couple of hours to allow the flavors to blend.
When ready to serve, place the dip in a serving bowl, garnish as you like, and serve with crackers.
My in-laws are pretty uniformly pro paprika, but there are pro and anti olive factions, so I plan on offer two bowls of deviled egg goodness so folk can take their pick.
Take the time to enjoy family, friends, or whomever you’ll be spending this coming weekend with. Sometimes, even all alone is nice. Just a thought.