Wednesday, March 9, 2011

2-Layer Dip

I have kept things really simple lately. So simple, that my 7-layer dip turned into a 2-layer dip! Smile But it’s still delicious!


The two layers are lots of non-fat Greek yogurt (hard to see) and a little salsa on top. I love mixing the yogurt and the salsa together with my “dipping tools.”




Over the past few months, I have been seriously neglecting my patio garden. I was really surprised when I discovered that my orchid plant, which my mom bought me when she visited two years ago, was blooming. It hadn’t bloomed since she bought it for me.  It was just the little bit of hope and cheer I needed…


Questions: Are you ever lazy in the kitchen and cut out a bunch of ingredients? What are your favorite “dipping tools?” My current favorites are little sweet peppers. 

Be well,
Andrea

16 comments:

  1. How festive!!! I LOOOOVE that the toddler will eat it, too! You are a GREAT mom! p.s. I'm sending you my daughters ;)

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  2. I have always loved those sweet mini peppers. :) I think carrots are a favorite dipper of mine...cucumbers, too!

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  3. Greek yogurt and salsa? OOOH...sounds so simple yet SOOO good! Thanks for the tip. Love that your little man eats his veggies with it. He's such a cutie. Yup, absolutely take shortcuts in the kitchen sometimes, and my favorite dipping tools are celery, rice crackers and now wonton chips. (just made them last weekend) Have a great day!!!

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  4. 2 layers! I love it! And so smart to use the Greek yogurt instead of sour cream.

    I get lazy when it's like brown the meat with onions and i'm like meh.... no onions. Or 2 tomatoes, diced, meh - here's a can. So clearly I short myself from veggies. Awesome. LOL

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  5. How lovely are those flowers! And yellow is super sunshine. I would be jumping with joy if my flowers bloom like yours. Btw, can you toddler handle that chili? He didn't eat them, right? Well, the dipping sounds as marvelous and that's why your toddler can't wait no more. ha... Thanks for sharing and have a great day.
    Blessings, Kristy

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  6. @My Little Space: Hi Kristy, Actually, the peppers are sweet peppers. They are not spicy at all. So yes, the toddler eats them! :)

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  7. Haha, I love how your "7 layer" turned into "2 layer" :P I've definitely cut out ingredients and taken shortcuts in the kitchen - the test of my skill is if Peter will notice! He's a stickler, so I know that if he doesn't notice the shortcuts, I've done good ;) Love the pic of the toddler with the pepper!

    What a beautiful orchid ... I hope it does bring you good cheer ... :)

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  8. Unfortunately, I am the queen of lazy in the kitchen! I usually have good intentions but when I get home late, I just don't feel like it
    That dip still looks excellent. I love using greek yogurt in place of sour cream.

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  9. I think this sounds great! IN fact, I used to LOVE mixing salsa with plain Greek yogurt (that is until I realized I couldn't eat garlic or onion...). I still make this for food demos at work sometimes, and people always love it. My favorite "dipping tool" is definitely green pepper or rice cake!

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  10. your little guy is adorable!! and yes, cut out a bunch of ingredients is my middle name. in fact, i rarely make anything with more than 4 ingredients. (and the truth comes out...:))

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  11. I have never tried those little peppers but I think I will pick some up at Costco the next time I go.

    I have been a lazy cook lately and taking lots of short cuts!

    For dipping I love red pepper strips -they are so sweet and crisp. Also instead of baby carrots I have found those carrot chips that are waffle cut in small bags in the produce department making them perfect for dipping.

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  12. I love those tiny peppers - I used to be able to find them at Sam's Club, but haven't the last couple times I've been there.

    I love carrots and celery as dippers though - and potato chips! :D

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  13. I bet the dip was delicious with those baby bell peppers! Yum.

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  14. I do appetizers for dinner or lunch frequently. I love to have fresh guac., hummus and salsa. Yum. :)

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  15. Yogurt and salsa is definitely a winning combo! I haven't been dipping much of anything lately, though. Once the warm weather arrives that will change. And your plant is looking very summery!

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  16. I love how your toddlers eats anything. That bread with the (avocado?) and tomatoes in the newer post and the peppers. My kids are SO PICKY. It's SO FRUSTRATING! I'm going to show them the pictures of your son! :-D

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