Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Cottage Cheese Dip and Sour Cream Onion Burgers

Originally, this post was about the hamburger  (Sour Cream Onion Burger--Yum!), but.... last week, my mother moved into an assisted living home, so in her honor this post is all about her cottage cheese dip.  (which I had made for the chips, but never intended to write about)

Yes, it's one of those things.  You know---those things you ate when you were young, that you are SURE no one in the world ate except your family.  Like my friend Barbara Brown ate pork and bean sandwiches when she was little.  
We all have those things!
One of  ours was cottage cheese dip.  We loved it when we were little.
Truth be told, if I needed comforting today, I would make this and grab a bag of chips and put on an old movie and sit and eat the whole thing!  
I still love it.

Hey!  Don't judge ---what is your WEIRD family food?

Cottage Cheese Dip
cottage cheese
mayonnaise or miracle whip

Just put a couple of blobs of each and mix and add until you reach a consistency you like.
Grab a bag of Ruffles chips and eat till you have to unbuckle your pants!

Growing up, my parents used Miracle-Whip, but as an adult, I use Mayonnaise--Best Foods or Hellman's (depending on which side of the Rocky Mountains you live)
Which might seem as if it ISN'T the same dip I had when I was little--- but it is.

My parents were huge picnickers.  Most of my summer memories from when I was younger are of picnics on the Columbia and Snake Rivers in Washington State.  
My mom would always make:
fried chicken (which we would eat cold)
baked beans   (which we would eat cold )
potato salad
deviled eggs
chips and dip  -- cottage cheese dip
homemade chocolate cake in a 9x13 pan
She got Pepsi and we got supermarket brand soda.
My dad would have a Budweiser or two.

That is the only menu I can remember on our picnics.
All things she made the night before, so our picnics were just spent swimming,  playing Frisbee OR  Lawn Darts (which are outlawed now ), cribbage, and of course, getting a tan.

Sorry, I digress....I am reminiscing. 

Oh...and about those  Sour  Cream Onion  Burgers?
I got the recipe from my friend Brenda, who used to have a blog  (Brenda's Canadian Kitchen), but has given it up.  I miss her blog---so many great recipes.  (Lucky for me I have a lot bookmarked)

This is a great burger!!  Just tasty and easy.

Sour Cream Onion Burger
2 pounds ground beef
1 cup sour cream
1 (1 ounce) envelope dry onion soup mix
1/2 cup dry bread crumbs
1/8 teaspoon pepper
1.In a large bowl, mix together the ground beef, sour cream, onion soup mix, bread crumbs and pepper using your hands. Refrigerate while you heat up the grill so the flavors have a chance to blend.
2.Preheat a grill for medium heat. Form the ground beef into 8 balls, and flatten into patties.
3.Grill the patties for 6 to 8 minutes per side, or until well done.


bermudaonion said...

You're right, I've never heard of that dip. I bet Carl would love it!

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Karen said...

I'm sure we ate some weird food when I was a kid, but I can't think of anything in particular now. One of my nephews used to eat Mayonnaise sandwiches. Yep... white bread and mayo!

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