Friday, December 31, 2010


Well it's Friday at 2:36 a.m. on New Years Eve morning. I and my neighbor have been making my 'famous dip.' She is havin g a big New Years Eve bash tonight and many of the Vegas entertainers who take tonight off will be there. I am having a small group in as well, some very close friends. I am lucky enough to be known for my cooking and baking and so many come to me for different recipes. So I have decided to give you all my recipe for "ha-cha-cha dip." I serve it with flour tortilla chips, or you can use corn chips as well.


2 cans refried beans
2 nice size tomatoes
1 bunch of green onions
1 package Hidden Valley Ranch mix
1 container sour cream
1 can pit free black olives
2 tbls. hot sauce (optional)
1/2 cup shredded mexican cheese mix


In a 6x9 pan smear refried beans on the bottom
In a bowl mix sour cream & ranch mix. Mix thoroughly, then spread onto the refried beans. Set aside!
Finely chop tomatoes, olives and onions in a separate bowl make sure to use the green of the onions. Mix well with hot sauce if using it.
Once mixture of veges is well mixed spread it evenly on top of Ranch mix.
Now sprinkle the shredded cheese on top of veges.
Wrap with clear wrap and place pan in fridge until cold, usually an hour or two.
Serve with Tortilla chips...

This is a pretty easy recipe and tastes so good there is never any left.

The police in Vegas are already patroling the streets on and around the strip and some won't get off shift until 6.00 a.m. New Years Day. I don't envy them or their familys. The men who set off the fireworks have been here for weeks on the rooftops where the displays are shot from, and it promises to be quite a show as usual. I can see the strip which is 5 miles uphill from my driveway and get a good show without any of the crowds piled in like sardines.

Well the new year is nearly upon us and I hope it is a better year for us all than 2010 was. I wish you all a very HAPPY NEW YEAR. I hope to see you all still following my blog next year!

1 comment:

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