Alright, so we’ve got one holiday under our belts with Christmas and New Year’s still to come. If you’re like me, you’re not the Martha Stewart of your friend or family group, so you’re not being asked to host (thank God). Thankfully my house is small and my cooking is terrible, so no one ever suggests it.
But even though you’re not putting the main dish on the table, you can still contribute. I like to bring the appetizers, especially ones that require little-to-no cooking (because I can’t). Chips and dip usually comes to the forefront of this list. It’s easy, people like it, and they can kinda just take a bite at a time when passing between rooms. There’s one recipe in particular that I like to make. It looks fancy, tastes yummy, and it’s super, suuuuuuper easy. It’s also fast!
This one is for you, my non-hosting, bad-cooking friends (and all of the over-achieving Martha Stewarts who want to add another dish to the menu). We call it "Lori's Dip," presumably because my mom made me copy it from our family friend, Lori (I still have the recipe card in my original 8-year-old handwriting).
- 1 bottle of wine (red or white)
- 1 can of Rotelle (Undrained)
- 1 can of black-eyed peas (drain)
- 1 can of shoepeg corn (drain)
- 6 chopped green onions
- 1 chopped pepper
- 8 oz. of Italian Dressing
- 1/2 tsp of garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp of salt
First thing's first. Open the bottle of wine. Pour yourself a glass. Put the wine aside. This ingredient was my addition to the original.
Next, chop your six green onions. Dump 'em in a bowl.
Then, chop up your green pepper. Dump 'em in the same bowl as the green onions.
Next - wine break. You've earned it.
Then, literally just dump everything else in, and stir it up. Don't forget to drain the black-eyed peas and the corn. I did once, and it wasn't the best.
Serve it up with some chips. I use the blue ones because then people think I'm fancy, and I put a lot of effort into this.