Easter saw me doing all of those mundane things that get pushed to the weekend. Like cleaning the shower.
‘Cuz I know how to live.
Anyway, the day before Easter found us gathering at my mom’s for a barbecue with both of my sisters, their husbands, munchkins, Offspring 1 AND 2, and some friends from out of town. All in all, we had 15 people - a much larger gathering than we normally have for the holiday.
Lunch was a laid back affair, which was just what the day called for since we were actually experiencing good weather - FINALLLY (that all changed Easter day, of course).
I brought out some of the old favorites and tried a few new things, like this…
I’ve seen variations floating around the webosphere, and this just seemed like something the kiddos would enjoy, although I have to say that the adults seemed just as smitten…
I served it with vanilla goldfish (is there a flavor they DON’T make??), but O2 tackled the leftovers with sliced apple and declared the combo a smashing success.
Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Dip
makes about 1 1/2 cups
1/2 cup butter
1/3 cup brown sugar
1 8-ounce block of cream cheese, softened
1/3 cup powdered sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
3/4 cup mini chocolate chips
Melt butter in a small saucepan over medium heat. Add brown sugar and whisk until sugar dissolves and mixture starts to bubble. Set aside to cool, then whisk in vanilla.
Cream together cream cheese and powdered sugar for 60 seconds. With mixer on low speed, add in brown sugar and butter mixture. Mix until combined. Fold in chocolate chips.