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Well, I went back in time this week---to an oldie, but a goodie. Just your classic Shrimp and Cream Cheese dip.
I know it's still popular, and everyone has done it, made it, tasted it, but sometimes the simplest recipes are the ones we forget to post about.
We were invited to some friends for a 'get together' this weekend and it was my job to take the appetizer, so I made this easy, classic dip/spread that everyone loves.
I've seen a few different takes on this basic cream cheese, cocktail sauce and shrimp spread. I've seen it with chives or green onions. Or black olives. That all sounds great, but I just went with the classic this time. (for the most part)
the most basic recipe I can find online calls for just
and it's great that way...you won't see me turning any of that down....
....but this is how I did it this time:
Cream Cheese and Shrimp Dip
1 oz block of cream cheese
1/4 cup of Miracle Whip
a smidgen of garlic powder
mix that together and spread on a serving dish
1 jar of cocktail sauce (your favorite)
spread over the cream cheese mixture
Top with canned or fresh shrimp. I used fresh as we like it better.
Squeeze the juice of a half a fresh lime over the top.
Serve with crackers.
(there was none left to bring home from the party for me the next day!)
And then....just to show you how I scored this week---a picture of two little cookbooks I picked up at World Market. I'm so excited to make something from each of them. I've sat down with a glass of iced tea and gone over them from cover to cover (they are filled with gorgeous photos) and marked a few recipes from each. I've not done, or even eaten much of, Indian or Moroccan cooking, so as I said, I'm kind of excited.
The Handyman? Not so much. He's a simple man--give him a steak, a baked potato and a green salad drowning in blue cheese dressing and he's a happy man.
I feel it is my duty to broaden his horizons.
He's a lucky man.