Sunday, September 1, 2013

Progressive Dip Party

So if you follow me on Pinterest you might have been wondering what I've been up to with all the food pins! Tonight at church Rob and I organized a "progressive dip party." It was my night to do the snacks and I have a bit of a reputation for being the American who always brings the cupcakes and cake. So I thought I would surprise everyone with something completely different.

So each table got a different dip, and then every few minutes we rang a gong (yes I have a gong) and everyone had to change tables. It was more like musical chairs than a progressive dinner, but we thought calling it a progressive dip party was fun.

So of course I forgot to take my camera and got zero pictures. OH, I forgot to mention the most fun part. Our church is German, so there was only one other American family there. Everyone was from other countries, so all these were brand new to them! It really went awesome and everyone had a great time!

Ok, so since I have no pictures (shame on me) I am using the pictures that I pinned to show the dips. I wanted to share because they were all really yummy. Links go to the recipes.

A classic. We served it with Fritos scoops and blue corn tortilla chips.

This dip was pure genius. It's everything you put on a baked potato, and then you use potato chips as the potato. Delish.

This was fantastic! This one got the most votes for favorite. I served this with Ritz crackers and butter crackers. 

I had this for the first time about a year ago, or maybe longer. A customer brought it to a craft class. It is yummy. I have made this many times since then. It's great for a light snack on summer nights. I serve this one with Tostitos scoops.

Whoever pinned this one just pinned the whole recipe! I used this recipe instead of the one on the artichoke can and it was yummy. I split it between two bread bowls to serve. One table got bread and one table got crackers. I made all the bread too. 

I used the recipe above and have used it several times. I got a Dutch Oven for Christmas last year and it works really well. 

But I decided over the weekend I need to step up my bread making game. So I decided to dive in and begin a sourdough starter. I'm using this recipe. I'm two days in. We'll see how it goes when I have to remember to "feed" it during the week... I'm completely fascinated by the idea of growing my own yeast cultures. 

Ok, so like I said NONE of these are my pictures. But I wanted to share that all these recipes are winners. So if you are heading out to a party, I recommend any of them.


Corinnea said...

That's an awesome idea that I may use soon!! Glad it was fun!

Jennifer said...

that is a really really cool Idea! And I miss sourdough bread bowls. I use to do this in the states with tomato soup for me and jon.