Last night, my best friend Lizz hosted a jewelry party, and unlike the corporate types of jewelry parties (Cookie Lee or Silpada) this was one woman who makes the most beautiful glass pieces, then sets them into jewelry. I bought a gorgeous ring and pendant!
Lizz and I had decided earlier in the week that we would order a veggie-filled stuffed pizza for dinner, but first, we worked on the munchies for the party, and I made Buffalo Chicken Dip. It’s one of my favorites!
Buffalo Chicken Dip
1 cup sour cream
1 8 oz brick cream cheese
1 packet ranch dressing mix
1 can chicken breast, drained
1/2 c. shredded cheddar cheese
1/4 c. Frank’s Red Hot Sauce
Combine all ingredients in a microwave-safe dish. Microwave on high heat until cream cheese is melted, and stir well. Serve with crackers, tortilla chips, or any other dippable item.
Originally, this was a Weight Watchers recipe, so it was all fat-free products. I actually like it better with the fat free products as they maintain a more liquid texture when warm, but the high-fat version was also fantastic!
In addition to my dip, we had salsa and tortilla chips, a veggie tray, and the most decadent dessert: chocolate covered oreo balls. Lizz was kind enough to pass on the recipe:
Chocolate-Covered Oreo Balls
1 package Oreos
1 brick cream cheese
2 bags semi-sweet chocolate
1 bar white chocolate
Smash the Oreos to smithereens. Mix thoroughly with cream cheese. Refrigerate this mixture and then form into quarter-sized balls. Melt the semi-sweet chocolate, and dip the Oreo mixture balls into the melted chocolate. Decorate with melted white chocolate.
They come out something like this:
_Please ignore my sweatpants complete with cat hair!
More dinners to come this week…