TheHub, Son2, and DIL2 were here Sunday night for dinner. We watched NBA playoffs and had no time between games and our planned nighttime viewing schedule.We had decided we wanted to be through eating before we watched episode 5 of Game of Thrones, but we also wanted to watch the NCAA softball play-off selection show which aired at the same time. Obviously we set the DVR to record GOT and decided to watch the selections as they happened. We needed something that would function as a meal but would be quick and easy to eat at the same time. Enter the snack supper. I had cream cheese, mozzarella, and cooked chicken on hand so it was a pretty easy leap from those ingredients to Buffalo chicken dip. It was also easy to throw together and would pretty much cook itself with no tending. All I had to do was cut some celery sticks, put some Triscuts in a bowl and toss some baby spinach with a vinaigrette . Snack dinner was served and we did get to watch the selection show before we were glued to the TV for GOT. (I hope they resolve everything in the final episode. I thought this one was seriously lacking.)
2 cups cooked shredded chicken
2 8 ounce packs softened cream cheese
1 cup shredded mozzarella
1 small red pepper, chopped
1/2 cup Franks Buffalo Wing Sauce
1/2 cup Blue Cheese dressing
Pickled Jalapenos for the top
Combine everything but the jalapenos in a large bowl and stir to mix well. (Or do like I did and just half ass it. It is going to cook anyway and will all cook together mostly)
Bake at 350 degrees until it is heated through and through and everything is all melted. (15-20 minutes) Top with jalapeno rings and serve piping hot with veggies and crackers or bread of your choosing.
This is really good and is keto compliant. Yes I know it has a lot of fat in it, but keto is a high fat, mid protein, uber low carb diet which is working well for me. Fortunately the people I love most and all those who hang out with me know I am doing this and do nothing to sabotage my efforts. It probably helps that I only make foods that taste good. So far the only complaints I have heard are about a couple of recipes that were seriously not good, and even I
Next week is the final episode forever. (Or will they end on a cliff hanger and come out with a movie in a few years? Who knows?) I have invested years watching this as well as reading all the books that are written thus far so we are going out with a bang.
I plan on having a GOT feast prior to the show. The other day Kindle unlimited had a GOT cookbook as part of its library and I did snag it. I have 4 days to find the odd ingredients or at least decide what would be a good substitution. The only thing I really need now are some heavy golden goblets, a crown or two and an iron throne made of swords.