Holy cow! It's Christmas Eve and you know what that means? JUNK FOOD TONIGHT!!!
For years the Bend clan (small as we are) has gotten together on Christmas Eve and indulged in stuff that's just plain fattening, definitely not good for us, and De-Lish! This year will be no different.
The top thing on the menu is Pink Dip. For as long as I can remember, we've had Pink Dip at every get together. It's easy. Eight ounces of cream cheese, ketchup, a little drop of milk, a little minced onion, and mayo. We don't measure anything. Just toss the stuff in until it looks and tastes right. Sometimes I use "horsey" sauce instead of mayo -- sometimes cocktail sauce instead of ketchup. It's never the same and it's always good. (With either potato chips or veggies.)
Pizza. We usually buy it from Sam's Club just because we can heat and serve it when we want, instead of waiting for the pizza delivery guy to show. It's the one with everything on it -- but we pick off the (icky) canned olive slices. Sorry, Terri--but you're the only one who likes them. (Maybe I'll put them in a little Rubbermaid container for her.)
About five years ago, I got an antipasto recipe from Taste of Home magazine. It's all mixed up together like a salad, instead of the traditional way of serving it. My family really likes it so I make it every year.
Shrimp with hot (horseradish) cocktail sauce. The truth is, I'm shrimp intolerant--can't eat the stuff without barfing--but the rest of the family loves it, so it's always on the menu.
We'll also have nuts, holiday peanut M&Ms, and Christmas cookies. Yum.
And then tomorrow, we'll do it all over again.
What's on your Christmas menu?