Bacon-Onion Dip

So all week-long I kept updating my Facebook that I wanted to make bacon-onion dip, or dip and homemade potato chips. So bad for you, but tastes OH so GOOD! So screw it! I work hard. I felt I deserved it! And I had PMS so there was no stopping me, and I hadn’t had bacon in two weeks! I was going through withdrawals! So I made this dip:
  • 1  (8-oz.) container sour cream
  • 1/2  cup  cooked and crumbled bacon
  • 2  tablespoons  green onions, sliced
  • 3  tablespoons  buttermilk
  • 1  tablespoon  horseradish
  • 2  teaspoons  fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4  teaspoon  pepper
  • 1/2  teaspoon  salt
  • Garnish: chopped fresh chives, black pepper

1. Stir together first 8 ingredients. Cover and chill until ready to serve (up to 24 hours). Garnish, if desired.

Don’t forget the homemade potatoes chips!

I don’t have a recipe for these, I just winged it! Took 3 large russet potatoes peeled them, washed them and sliced them with my kitchen aide slicer thingy:

I put the sliced potatoes in cold water, rinsed them and kept doing this until the water was clear.

Then I laid each potato slice out on paper towels individually to dry.

Then I took a deep pot and poured 1 qt bottle of canola oil in pan and turned it up to medium high heat about 7-10 minutes dropped the test potato in to make sure it was hot enough and started frying the potatoes

cook until potatoes start to turn brown 3-5 minutes, don’t let them get too brown

transfer to a paper towel lined plate and let grease drain, sprinkle with salt as soon as you take them out of the oil

Let them cool and then dip them in the bacon-onion dip

You could also use this dip for a baked potato…

I cut up a potato for lunch the next day and roasted the potatoes when they were all cooked I topped them with this dip and it was fabulous:


Bacon, Egg, Cheese Sandwich

This weekend I celebrated two birthdays! My mom’s and my sister-in-law Tara’s. I baked a lot of cupcakes, and one BIG one! When it is someones special day, I always try to make something. I think a homemade gift means more. (just me) That is why I LOVE to cook for people. Love to cook them yummy food they like. Or sweets! Who doesn’t like sweets? Or cupcakes? I think when you make something from your heart and you put time and effort into it it’s not just another gift but an experience and I remember experiences more than gifts. Oh I remember gifts too. But experiences mean more I think…

Friday I made my mom Chocolate Cherry Cupcakes: (sorry can’t share the recipe as I sale these cupcakes)

Then we had dinner at Maggianos

Left to Right – Dad, Mom, Bro, Me and Normy (my family)

Then Sunday (today) celebrated my sister-in-law Tara’s Birthday made her Reese’s Chocolate Cupcakes and one giant one:

So after a night of dinner with the family and then drinking with friends and being hung over I made this sandwich:

6 slices of bacon

3 eggs

Mustard Mayo sauce recipe

2 slices of bread (toasted)

2 slices of cheese

Cook your bacon till it is nice and crisp (I bake mine, so no greasy mess on the stove top)

while bacon is cooking toast you bread and spread some mustard may-o sauce on it and cheese slices and set aside

I baked my bacon in a cast iron skillet, when the bacon was all cooked and crisp i put it on a plate covered with paper towels

eat one piece of bacon while you make the eggs and give the other piece to your hubby while he waits too…

pour grease out of cast iron skillet, just have enough so there is just a little to coat the pan, not a big puddle

Preheat burner to med low heat (skillet will already be pretty hot from being in the oven) Crack 3 eggs into skillet, sprinkle garlic salt & pepper over them to taste

Cook for about 5-7 minutes until white part is cooked and yellow is still runny.

Take the 4 slices of bacon and place them over cheese slices and then top with the 3 eggs

top with other slice of bread and cut in half and you got yourself a bacon, egg, cheese sammie…

or just make it for your hubby because he loves the sandwiches you make, and he’s hungry, and hung over too!