Tuesday, March 18, 2014

chuy's creamy jalapeno dip




There is nothing like hanging out with good friends and eating great food!   

Can I please hear an "Amen?!"  

In the day of devices, texting, and being plugged in all in the name of being "social," unplugging to be social is a breath of fresh air.

This winter, we had the pleasure of being able to spend wonderful quality time with our friends, Jon and Kristi and their children.  On multiple occasions, we ventured out to their house to cook together and play games, where "Settlers of Catan" became a regular for us adults accompanied by a bowl of Kristi's copycat recipe for Chuy's Creamy Jalapeno Dip.  I have now made it a couple of times at home and thoroughly enjoy it not only with tortilla chips, but fresh vegetables, salads, and I love it as a spread for wraps.  It is a terrific condiment to have on hand!  

We are currently on Spring Break, enjoying a visit with our Indiana family.  We have really been treated royally with wonderful meals... Italian Beef, Fried Chicken with all the fixin's, BBQ with fresh coleslaw and baked beans, just to name a few.  

Here's to coming home ~ a treat for the tummy and the heart!!

Chuy's Creamy Jalapeno Dip
Ingredients: 
  • 1 1/3 cups mayonaise
  • 1/3 cup buttermilk
  • 1/3 cup chopped pickled jalapenos
  • 1/3 cup fresh cilantro
  • 1 (1 oz) packet dry Ranch dressing mix
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. lime juice
~ Place all ingredients in a blender or food processor and mix until smooth.  Adjust flavors 
    to your liking.